Just ten years ago Texas only had two whiskey distilleries. Since then Texas has seen a boom in whiskey production. Texas is known for their super-premium whiskeys and craft whiskeys. They say everything is bigger and better in Texas so it comes as no surprise that Texas whiskey is in such high demand. In fact whiskey sales in Texas has grown over three hundred percent within the last ten years. Texas whiskeys are the best of the best and below are the top four Texas whiskeys to try now.
Top 4 Texas Whiskeys to Try Now
Balcones started distilling whiskey in Waco, Texas in 2009 in an old welding shop under a bridge using copper still pots from Portugal. The Balcones Texas Single Malt Whiskey has aromas of toffee and over ripened fruit and flavors of malt, honey, apples, and pears and a cinnamon and clove finish. This single malt whiskey is aged for nineteen months in oak barrels and is sure to make any Texan proud.
The Balcones French Oak Texas Single Malt Whiskey is made from Balcones’ classic ingredients which are rich in flavor and matured in French oak casks. This special release French Oak single malt whiskey brings forth the delicate aroma of fruit, butter, sugar, rosemary, sauteed mushrooms, tangerine, carmelized peaches, and polished leather which has flavors of black tea, vanilla bean ice cream, peppercorns, baked fruit, toasted malt, and dark chocolate. The Balcones French Oak Texas Single Malt Whiskey has a clean long finish.
The Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon Whisky is one of Texas’ prized whiskeys. The Balcones Pot Still Bourbon Whisky has aromas of honeycrisp apples, kettle corn, toasted oak, and graham crackers and flavors of honey, candied pecans, sweet cream, sandalwood and leather with a soft and sweet lingering spice finish.
The Garrison Brothers had to form custom barrels that would stand up to Texas’ summer temperatures. The Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey was introduced in 2013 to celebrate Texas passing a law that allowed Texas distilleries to sell their products to guests. The single barrel bourbon whiskey is aged in barrels that are a minimum age of four years which is one year older than most early vintages of the Texas small batch. This single barrel bourbon whiskey has aromas of butterscotch, vanilla, oak, and nutmeg and a sweet oak flavor that is sure to please your senses.
If you are ever in the Texas area, you can bottle your own bottle of the Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey and take it home with you. You can also get the Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey delivered straight to your home when ordered from Chip’s liquor so do not delay, try some of Texas’ best whiskey today!