Texas Blended Bourbon

THE STORY

Texas in a bottle. Our goal was to create a bourbon that blended some of the best whiskeys in our state, in a way that had never been done before. For us, Texas whiskey is the epitome of innovation and in Grayson, we honor the diversity and creativity of our great state. Grayson embodies the spirit of Texas in both your glass and in your soul. Grayson is bold, brazen, bona fide, and, above all else, uniquely Texan. We hope that the beginning of our story can be a highlight in yours. Grayson tonight, Texas forever. Cheers, y’all.

Our goal from the beginning was to highlight the work of some of the best distillers in the great state of Texas in a collaboration that truly represents our home. The first step was to reach out to The Likirish Brothers, Robert and Jonathan, at Ironroot Republic Distilling, because we knew they were blending some of the best whiskey in Texas. After long discussions about what was important to us about whiskey, which flavors profiles we were most interested in, and a discussion of the myriad of ways to achieve the flavor we were looking for, Jonathan then took our ideas and he started developing different paths to our version of Texas in a bottle.

Grayson Tonight, Texas Forever

A Blend of Straight Whiskies

The Whiskey

Grayson is a blend of straight Texas whiskeys. When we began to search for the distilleries we, both, wanted to work with and believed could add the layers of complexity we were hoping for. Batch one of Grayson contains some of our favorite Texas distilleries, including Ironroot Republic Distilling, Balcones Distilling, and Five Points Distilling, the makers of Lone Elm Whiskey. Grayson is a blend of 100% straight whiskies that are 100% Texan. Jonathan began creating a series of sample blends of carefully selected single barrels that accentuated specific flavors in each distillery's whiskey. We worked with our distillery partners to hand select every barrel that has gone into this batch. There were barrels selected that were up to 7 years old but everything in Grayson is at least 3 years. We then sought to integrate and balance the overall blend while maintaining the flavors we curated initially. Then, the whiskey was vatted and allowed to marry for a few months prior to bottling.

With the help of some incredible friends, we hand labeled and hand bottled Grayson in late March. It’s a labor of love, for sure, but it’s also worth every bit of effort.

Nose: Raisins, barrel aged maple syrup, Beignet flavored coffee grounds, jalapeño jelly, and a hint of the inside of new cowboy boots,.

Palate: Super sweet initially with syrupy waffle notes, moves into a spiced cider with allspice, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, brown butter into an almost burnt pecan, sweet wheat and fennel finish.

Proof: 119.4

The Whiskey

Grayson is a blend of straight Texas whiskeys. When we began to search for the distilleries we, both, wanted to work with and believed could add the layers of complexity we were hoping for. Batch one of Grayson contains some of our favorite Texas distilleries, including Ironroot Republic Distilling, Balcones Distilling, and Five Points Distilling, the makers of Lone Elm Whiskey. Grayson is a blend of 100% straight whiskies that are 100% Texan. Jonathan began creating a series of sample blends of carefully selected single barrels that accentuated specific flavors in each distillery's whiskey. We worked with our distillery partners to hand select every barrel that has gone into this batch. There were barrels selected that were up to 7 years old but everything in Grayson is at least 3 years. We then sought to integrate and balance the overall blend while maintaining the flavors we curated initially. Then, the whiskey was vatted and allowed to marry for a few months prior to bottling.

With the help of some incredible friends, we hand labeled and hand bottled Grayson in late March. It’s a labor of love, for sure, but it’s also worth every bit of effort.

Nose: Raisins, barrel aged maple syrup, Beignet flavored coffee grounds, jalapeño jelly, and a hint of the inside of new cowboy boots,.

Palate: Super sweet initially with syrupy waffle notes, moves into a spiced cider with allspice, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, brown butter into an almost burnt pecan, sweet wheat and fennel finish.

Proof: 119.4

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