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Milam & Greene Unabridged Quantity 2 Bourbon

What with September being Bourbon Heritage Month, it’s solely pure to think about Kentucky when cocktail hour rolls round. However as nitpicking drinks nerds like me prefer to level out, whereas most bourbon comes from Kentucky, nothing says that it has to. And at a time when craft distillers are popping out of the woodwork in just about each state within the nation, an increasing number of bourbon—good bourbon—is flowing from sea to shining sea. Exhibit A: Milam & Greene Unabridged Quantity 2 Bourbon. This mix of straight bourbons hails from Milam & Greene Whiskey in Blanco, Texas.

Okay, right here’s some additional nitpicking. Among the bourbon (20 casks out of a complete of 56 within the batch, to be exact) in Unabridged Quantity 2 does certainly come from Kentucky. This whiskey was distilled on column stills and made utilizing malted rye and Milam & Greene’s proprietary mash invoice, then matured in Kentucky.

However Milam & Greene places an emphasis on mixing. And that artistry comes into play with Unabridged Quantity 2 in a few methods. The bourbon from these Kentucky casks (a few of it 2 years previous and the remainder 3 and a half years previous) was mingled with 34 casks of bourbon distilled in Tennessee and ranging in age from 4 to 16 years. Among the youngest whiskey on this Tennessee element was aged completely in Tennessee. The older barrels frolicked in each Tennessee and Texas. Milam & Greene then tossed in two extra casks of bourbon, made on their very own pot stills in Blanco and aged for 2 years within the potent Texas local weather. This mix tapped into a number of the oldest and rarest barrels of whiskey in Milam & Greene’s library. Bottled with out dilution, it weighs in at a hefty 117.6 proof.

This cask-strength character and the depth of the bourbon’s mix come by means of within the glass. Unabridged Quantity 2 has a wealthy, strong texture, with fragrances of darkish fruit and leather-based, tinged with caramelized sugar and anise. Add just a few drops of water to see the flavour speak in confidence to layers of brown sugar, licorice, spice cake, and dried orange peel.

Milam & Greene Unabridged Quantity 2 Bourbon simply hit the market on September 13. And this restricted autumn launch gained’t final lengthy. Buy a bottle on Milam & Greene’s on-line store or examine your favourite retailer for availability. $94.99,



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