- DISTILLER: Still Austin Whiskey Co.
- MASH BILL: 70% White Corn | 25% Rye | 5% Malted Barley
- AGE: 4 years
- YEAR: 2023
- PROOF: 100
- MSRP: $79.99
- BUY ONLINE: Still Austin site
SHARE WITH: Any whiskey fan, especially those who've not had Texas whiskey. This will open their minds.
WORTH THE PRICE: It's a high for a bottled-in-bond, but in terms of overall presentation, this is no ordinary bottled-in-bond. This has a unique flavor and character many BIBs have yet to achieve.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Bottle. Yeah, buck up and get it. You'll be happy about it.
OVERALL: This bourbon is a multitasker, great neat, on the rocks, or in an old-fashioned. To make room for a little air in the bottle, I made three old-fashioneds for myself, my wife, and a friend. That they took notice of their drinks as "really good and spicy" says they caught on to this bourbon's difference.
It's deep copper-red color surely is a nod to Texas aging. The nose is deliciously floral (think lilac, iris, and honeysuckle) with notes of white icing and meringue. Fruit and spice collide vigorously on the palate with spice winning the upper hand. That's a key reason it was so bold and beautiful in the old-fashioned. The tingle is pleasant and short-lived before giving away to toasted oak and a little bit of honey. The finish is warm and short and leaves a whiff of campfire in its wake.
This is the fall release from a four-season bottling of bottled-in-bond whiskies. I really look forward to the next two releases.
The whiskeys in our Seasonal Bottled In Bond Series capture the ingredients, flavors and themes of the seasons from which they were inspired. For this fall release, represented by the golden stallion, the high-rye content calls to mind the crisp fall air, while the use of white corn conjures visions of autumn fields–and the spirit's deep amber coloring recalls the red and gold leaves of the season.
Nose: Orange zest, Jamaican allspice, fig jam, dark chocolate covered cherries, honey butter, dark rye bread and warm butter.
Palate: Tangerine sherbet, coffee cake, graham cracker crust, almond butter, pistachios and warm buttered blueberry muffin.
Finish: Full-bodied crisp finish, dark chocolate, black currants and dried figs.
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