Craft distillers Still Austin Whiskey Co situated in the heart of South Austin Texas, has released its first high-rye straight bourbon whiskey.
Featuring grains grown by Texas farmers, the bourbon is aged for at least two years in new charred American Oak barrels and is bottled at 98.4 proof (49.2% ABV).
The expression is comprised of a high-quality mash bill: 70% Non-GMO white corn (the same found in Austin’s tortillas), 25% Elbon rye (which imparts a natural spice) and 5% wildfire malted barley.
According to Still Austin’s “Master Blender” Nancy Fraley, “the nose offers delightful aromas of ripe tropical fruits such as pineapple, banana, papaya, mango, toasted coconut shavings, and S’mores with melted milk chocolate and caramelized marshmallow.
“These notes follow through to the palate, where the rye makes its appearance in the form of cinnamon toast with brown butter, and blanched almonds. The alcohol is soft and creamy like vanilla egg custard and the mouth feel is round, with long waves of tropical fruit, toffee, and rye spice on the finish.”
For more information go to stillaustin.com