BLANCO, Texas (August 18, 2020) — Milam & Greene Whiskey is releasing its limited edition grain to glass Distillery Edition Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a Certified Texas Whiskey produced in Blanco, Texas. This first whiskey in the Hill Country Whiskey Series, is pot-distilled in a 300-gallon copper still, non-chill filtered, and bottled at barrel proof. Just seven barrels came together to create this one-of-a-kind Texas whiskey. The small-batch Distillery Edition Straight Bourbon Whiskey is available exclusively through the Milam & Greene Whiskey website and at the distillery for pickup beginning Saturday, August 22 while supplies last.
“You only get one first batch,” says Jordan Osborne, chief brewer, and longest-tenured distillery team member. “It was an exciting time to fire up the cookers and the still to start making whiskey in a completely new distillery in summer 2017. Right from the get-go, we set out to create special whiskey that would stand on its own alongside some of the finest bourbons in the world. After three years in the making, the wait is over for thirsty whiskey fans. We think our first grain to glass Bourbon is a great addition to our whiskey portfolio.”
The Milam & Greene Distillery Edition Straight Bourbon Whiskey is crafted completely onsite by an incredible whiskey making team with a mash bill of 70 percent corn, 22 percent malted rye and eight percent malted barley. The proprietary yeast recipe created by Osborne, the Texan terroir, and careful attention to the selection of casks for aging round out the elements that make this bourbon a stunner.
“We wanted to create a whiskey with the classic bourbon sweetness derived from the corn, married with the pop of spice that comes from a higher rye content. We chose to use malted rye, a unique choice because it converts the grain’s starch to sugar better than other rye grains we tested. This gives our bourbon a peppery spiciness while retaining smoothness and characteristics that are like a wheated bourbon,” says Osborne.
“We spent weeks deciding on the proof of this whiskey,” says Milam & Greene Whiskey CEO and blender Heather Greene. “We found that by bottling the whiskey at barrel proof, in this case 121.9 proof, the bourbon showcases the richness and complexities that the distilling team meticulously cultivated along the whiskey-making process. On the nose there are notes of nuts and baking spices that give way to soft vanillas and chocolates. It’s luscious and rich, with a lingering finish.”
“Bottling whiskey at barrel proof allows people the flexibility to add a dash of water to adjust the strength to his or her taste,” says Milam & Greene Whiskey master distiller, Marlene Holmes. “That is what’s so special and dynamic about them. We can’t wait to hear what people say about it and know that the perfect serve might be different for different palates.”
Marsha Milam, founder of Milam & Greene Whiskey, couldn’t be happier, “This is the dream. This is what we set out to do from the very beginning, and I’m so proud that it’s finally here.”
Pricing and Availability
Milam & Greene Distillery Edition Straight Bourbon Whiskey is only available at the distillery in Blanco, TX for $121.99. Bottle reservations are available online at https://milamandgreenewhiskey.com/product/distillery-edition-straight-bourbon-whiskey/
About Provision Spirits
Provisions Spirits was founded in 2017 and produces both the flagship brand of Milam & Greene Whiskey and Ben Milam Whiskey. The distillery is led by an all-star team of whiskey experts with more than 58 years of American whiskey making experience including