Milam & Greene Whiskey Tasting
Friday, 2/2 from 5:30-7:30pm
Milam & Greene Whiskey is made by some of the world’s most experienced whiskey professionals, including CEO, master blender, and author, Heather Greene and 30-year whiskey veteran and master distiller, Marlene Holmes. The Milam & Greene team distills in Blanco, Texas on copper pot stills as well as in Kentucky on classic column stills, using its proprietary yeast recipe and mash bill. Aging takes place in rickhouses located across four states in casks with an assortment of char levels for a variety of flavors resulting in the most thorough array of casks made and collected by any craft distiller. These casks become the ingredients from which its award-winning American whiskey range is batched to create perfection. Milam & Greene Whiskey believes in using the best people and ingredients to create delicious, award-winning whiskey for whiskey lovers.
Each bottle of Milam & Greene Triple Cask is a batch of three hand-selected straight bourbon whiskies from three different states - Texas Bourbon for a pop of spice, Kentucky Bourbon for vanilla and fruit notes, and vintage Tennessee Bourbon for structure and tannins. The mashbills are 70% corn, 22% malted rye, 8% malted barley for the TX and TN Bourbons, 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% malted barley for the vintage Tennessee. Bottled at a hefty but not overwhelming 94-Proof, this whiskey has a deep golden color, an elegant nose with vanilla, florals and spice followed by a slightly creamy, surprisingly gentle and warm finish. Sip neat, with a rock or in a Triple Cask Old Fashioned with two dashes of Angostura and one dash of orange bitters.
Milam & Greene's Indiana Rye whiskey is brought to Texas where it's aged in their warehouses and finished in Port Wine Casks. The Texan sun influences the rate and strength of flavor imparted into the whiskey. Some casks take longer than others. Their team tastes the whiskey regularly until the optimal flavors are achieved. The mash bill consists of 95% Indiana rye and 5% malted barley chiseled down to a muscular but not massive, 94 proof. Deep gold with ruby inflections, the nose reveals cinnamon, cacao and hint of dark dried fruits like black currant, blackberry and fig followed by a rich, warm, leathery finish. Sip neat, with a rock or in a Port Rye Manhattan with Angostura and black walnut bitters.
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