TX BOURBON: BARREL FINISHES

TX Straight Bourbon finished in a variety of casks from around the world. Featuring unique expressions imparted from the original wines and spirits and fused with those of TX Bourbon to evolve into something new with an elegance all its own.

FINISHED IN PX SHERRY CASK

TX Straight Bourbon PX Sherry Finish is created by taking fully matured 4-year-old TX Straight Bourbon and finishing it for 8 months in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks. Sherry is style of wine that must legally come from the Sherry Triangle found in the Southern region of Spain. Pedro Ximenez (PX) is one of the sweetest types of sherry, made from white Pedro Ximenez grapes that are picked very ripe or dried after harvest to concentrate sugars. These casks came to us from the origins of Sherry wine—specifically from a bodega in the province of Cadiz in Jerez, Spain. Made from the American White Oak species known as bens alba, these casks were used to age Sherry for over 20 years in the soler system before they were finally emptied and sent to our distillery. When we received these casks, it had been merely 4 weeks since the last drops of PX Sherry had been harvested. This brief timeline allowed for the sherry’s expressions to remain locked in the oak. As our bourbon rested in these casks for 8 months, it picked up rich flavors of raisin, dates, chocolate, and molasses, ultimately evolving into our beautiful PX Sherry Finish.

TASTING NOTES

  • NOSE: Fig, Dried Dark Fruits, Molasses, Wood. Spice
  • TASTE: Dark Cherry, Candied Walnuts, Rich Caramel, Christmas Spices

DETAILS

  • PROOF: 101.6
  • HARVEST: Sept 2020

FINISHED IN TAWNY PORT CASK

TX Straight Bourbon Tawny Port Finish is created by taking fully matured 4-year-old TX Straight Bourbon and finishing it for 6 months in Tawny Port casks. Port is a red wine that is typically sweet, and the Tawny style is specifically known to possess rich caramel and nutty flavors. These casks came to us from the very birthplace of Port—all the way from Douro Valley in Portugal. Made from French White Oak—and specifically the oak species Quercus robur—these casks were used to age Tawny Port for 10 years before they were finally emptied and sent to our distillery. When we received these casks, it had been merely 4 weeks since the last drops of Tawny Port had been harvested. This brief timeline allowed for the port’s expressions to remain locked in the oak. As our bourbon rested in these casks for 6 months, i picked up rich flavors of fig, toffee, and toasted nuts, ultimately evolving into our beautiful Tawny Port Finish.

TASTING NOTES

  • NOSE: Toasted Caramel, Baked Apple, Sweet Smoke, Honey, Cinnamon
  • TASTE: Chocolate, Baking Spices, Apricot, Maple Syrup

DETAILS

  • PROOF: 101.6
  • HARVEST: Sept 2020