May 2022


Review: Milam & Greene The Castle Hill Series Batch 2

February 2022


The Rarest Bourbons In The World

March 2022

Wine Enthusiast

Milam & Greene Port Finished Rye Whiskey Review

May 2022


Milam & Greene Releases Limited-Edition Batch Of Acclaimed Castle Hill Series Bourbon

February 2022

Wine Enthusiast

11 of Our Favorite Rye Whiskeys For Every Budget

September 2021

The World’s Best Whiskey

Their annual Judging of Craft Spirits attracts wide attention far beyond the trade. And for good reason. Now in it’s 8th year, the competition is overseen by a panel of 29 judges, including some of the most respected names in the game. After a blind tasting of some 550 entrants (held virtually, for the first time), these esteemed panelists have just released their results for 2021.

September 2021

Best of the Best

In late August, the American Craft Spirits Association announced the medalists of its 8th Annual Judging of Craft Spirits, which were honored during a livestream awards ceremony. Medalists were hand-selected among a pool just shy of 550 entrants. 

June 2021

In the Male World of Whiskey, More Women Are Calling the Shots

Though sexism is still rampant, a number of women are now distilling, blending and reshaping the business in their image.

September 2021

10 American Whiskey Brands That Deserve Your Unrequited Love

Above the fold, American whiskey is bourbon, bourbon, bourbon these days—but we’re of the opinion the top stories (and spirits) require a little more reading to find. 

August 2021

10 Rare Bourbons and Ryes Worth Hunting Down

New whiskey gets released year-round, but SOND—September, October, November, December—is the high season. The leadup to the holidays sees a slew of limited-edition and special-release bottles hitting shelves, as brands compete to make the biggest splash and generate buzz.

August 2021

Milam & Greene Triple Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

Milam & Green Triple Cask is a “blend of straight bourbon whiskeys” made by marrying the company’s own two-to-three-year-old Texas bourbon with two sourced bourbons: a three-to-four-year-old Tennessee and a 10-to-11-year-old Tennessee.

August 2021

We Tasted Eight Texas Bourbons Blind And Ranked Them According To Taste

Any time I’m given the opportunity to boast about Texas whiskey, particularly the bourbons, I take it. In fact, this year I was able to flex my tasting “muscles” as a judge of the Texas Whiskey Festival.

July 2021

Blending And Tasting With Milam & Greene Whiskey

The latest from Milam & Greene Whiskey in little ole Blanco, Texas is The Castle Hill Series Batch 1. Batch 1 combines hand-selected vintage 13-year-old barrels at cask strength. 

June 2021

What Is a “Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskeys”?

To answer these questions and more I consulted Heather Greene, who serves as the master blender (and partial namesake) of Texas’s Milam & Greene Whiskey, which produces a Triple Cask Bourbon that happens to be labeled “a blend of straight bourbon whiskies.”

December 4, 2020

20 Excellent Bottles of Booze to Gift in 2020, According to Bartenders

Cuvée cask-aged single malts, Japanese plum whiskey, and a non-alcoholic botanical aperitif—bartenders reveal the bottles they hope to receive this year.

June 2021

10 Bottles That Prove Some of the Best Bourbon Isn’t From Kentucky

91 pts – This is a 13-year-old Bourbon batched from a lot of just 20 barrels. The caramel aroma takes a minute to open up and shrug off a medicinal hint.

December 2020

The Top 100 Spirits of 2020.

During a year when comforting pours were needed most, spirits producers continued to turn out high-quality bottlings, and record numbers of consumers tried their hand at mixing cocktails at home.

NOVEMBER 10, 2020

Consider These 8 Fall-Inspired Cocktails To Liven Up Your Homegating

Here is a fun, easy to make cocktail for home tailgating. The Blinker was first published in Patrick Gavin Duffy’s 1934 The Official Mixer’s Manual and gained popularity in the 1940s as a refreshing winter cocktail.

October 20, 2020

Milam & Green’s Texas-Style Whiskey Takeover

In the last decade, the Lone Star State has experienced a whiskey boom. Ask any bartender, including Caudebec, and they’ll tell you that Texas, particularly Austin and the nearby Texas Hill Country, is home to some of the best craft whiskeys in the nation. And of the growing crop of new distilleries, one of the region’s clear standouts is Milam & Greene: an independent, women-owned whiskey brand.

October 21, 2020

Has Texas Developed its own style of bourbon?

These five new grain-to-glass releases are proof that the state’s still-young whiskey industry is developing a bold regional profile.

October 15, 2020

Texas Goes Big on Craft Spirits

The Lone Star State, the largest in terms of square mileage in the continental U.S. as well as one of its most populous, encompasses a wide range of home-grown spirits. In other words, don’t mess with Texas.

October 12, 2020

Female Master Distiller Sips Success in Spirits Industry.

Marlene Holmes grew up in Kentucky and never planned on leaving. But when a new career opportunity came her way at age 62, she ditched retirement plans to hike and garden more and instead moved to Blanco, Texas. She couldn’t pass up an offer to work as master distiller for Milam & Greene Whiskey.

September 30, 2020

17 Whiskey Experts You Should Be Following on Social Media

American whiskey is a tricky business. Staying in the know about bourbon, blends, and the wild West of American single malt is a challenge in normal times, and more so while we’re largely left to explore and share experiences inside. In these times, the best way to stay up to date with the latest whiskey releases and cultural tips is online.

September 24, 2020

Four New Texas Bourbons that Should be on Your Radar Now. 

In Texas, where craft distillers switched operations to produce millions of gallons of hand sanitizer for healthcare workers, obsolete legislation is still preventing them from selling directly to consumers. Despite the obstacles, the state’s bourbon distillers continue solidifying the quality of this growing spirits category and earning international acclaim.

August 23, 2020

Milam & Greene Releases Distillery Edition Straight Bourbon Whiskey

 Milam & Greene, the distilling duo out of Blanco, Texas, has just released the first of its Texas Hill Country Limited Edition Series, a grain-to-glass straight bourbon whiskey, this past week in the midst of the pandemic. This first limited-edition bottle, a labor of love by the team with veteran Kentucky master distiller Marlene Holmes at the helm, is a fine example of what they dub “true American whiskey with a Texas heart.

August 20, 2020

Texas’ Milam & Greene Bring Fourth its First Limited Edition Whiskey.

Milam & Greene Whiskey, a higher end line up unveiled last year from Ben Milam Whiskey, has a number of whiskeys already in its stable that represent its in house style of whiskey making. The brand is going deeper now into making Texas whiskey, unveiling its first grain to glass, limited edition expression that also falls under the qualifications for being a Certified Texas Whiskey.

A Texans Take on the Best Bourbons from the Lone Star State
June 27, 2020

Ask any Texan, myself included, what they’re most proud of from their home state and you’re sure to get an emphatic answer. It might be the savory barbecue served up everywhere from fine dining restaurants to the roadside shacks, or the uncrowded, seemingly-endless national parks, or simply the beautiful, expansive, star-filled night sky. Or it might be the whiskey.”

Virtual Whiskey Lab with Milam & Greene Whiskey

JUNE 24, 2020

“In the latest episode of Taste Kitchen, Paul Barron hosts a whiskey lab with Heather Greene—the chief executive officer, partner, and master blender for distillery Milam & Greene Whiskey. Barron and Greene sample and discuss the smooth, yet refined blends of two Milam & Greene Whiskey offerings: a triple cask bourbon, and a port finished rye whiskey.”


Try These Four Craft Whiskeys on World Whiskey Day
May 16, 2020

“Milam & Greene Whiskey was recently recognized by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition with Double Gold medals for its Milam & Greene Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Casks, and the Ben Milam Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon.” 

July 8, 2020

Changing the Rules

Renowned whiskey authority Heather Greene’s career has centered around promoting the enjoyment of spirits. For two years, as whiskey sommelier, she was the director of whiskey education at the famed Flatiron Room in New York. She is also author of the invaluable Whisk(e)y Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life.

The 10 Best Whiskey Brands you Need to Try, According to Two Renowned Experts
May 16, 2020

“Many people may associate whiskey with men in old movies, who usually drink the liquor straight up. Today’s top whiskey experts, however, are a far cry from that stereotype, and are working to make whiskey drinking less intimidating and more available for beginners.” 

Texas Whiskey Wins Double Gold at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Compeition
April 10, 2020

“Milam & Greene Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Casks won a Double Gold in its first year on the market, while Ben Milam Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon has been recognized with a Gold or Double Gold medal for three years in a row. The prestigious Double Gold designation is awarded when every judge on the panel declares the entry as a Gold Medal winner.

Virtual Whiskey Lab with Milam & Greene Whiskey

June 24, 2020

“In the latest episode of Taste Kitchen, Paul Barron hosts a whiskey lab with Heather Greene—the chief executive officer, partner, and master blender for distillery Milam & Greene Whiskey. Barron and Greene sample and discuss the smooth, yet refined blends of two Milam & Greene Whiskey offerings: a triple cask bourbon, and a port finished rye whiskey.” 

“What Whiskey Distillers and Blenders are Drinking During Lockdown
April 9, 2020

“With much of the world practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, many daily habits have changed, from commuting to childcare to mealtimes. Whisky lovers, too, are adapting to the new order by converting in-person tastings to virtual meetups, and visiting distilleries digitally rather than actually traveling there. The ongoing isolation is giving every drinker a chance to kick half-consumed bottles, revisit comforting old favorites, and even pull down the special stuff—because if not now, when?”

Ben Milam Whiskey Honors a Texas Revolutionary

“The Blanco-based distillery is known for its award-winning bourbons”

Ben Milam Whiskey Building Women Lead Dream Team… 

“In 2018 Marsha Milam, founder of Ben Milam Whiskey Distillery in Blanco, Texas hired former Jim Beam distiller Marlene Holmes. Now, Milam has announced the hiring of world-renowned whiskey expert and author Heather Greene as the distilleries new Chief Executive Officer. Greene is the author of Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life.”

Texas’ Ben Milam Whiskey Hires Whiskey Author Heather Greene As CEO

“Texas whiskey distiller Ben Milam Whiskey has been hard at work over the last year attracting some strong named talent to run their shop.”

World-renowned whiskey expert joins small Texas distillery in CEO role

Ben Milam Whiskey founder Marsha Milam has assembled what might well be the most all-star team of whiskey experts in Texas to take her small Blanco distillery to a national level.

Ben Milam Whiskey names Heather Greene CEO

With Greene at the helm, Ben Milam Whiskey aims to expand its portfolio with the release of a new line of premium whiskeys this summer, called Milam and Greene.

Sultry Tips: 10 Best Camping Whiskeys

“When it comes to some of the best whiskey, Ben Milam distillery from Blanco, Texas has won double gold for their bourbon two years in a row.”

Jim Beam Distiller Joins Texas Distillery

“I’m very proud of Marlene, and I’m thrilled she’s chosen to join Ben Milam,” said Milam. “I have tremendous confidence in our product and I know she will contribute greatly to the quality of our whiskey.”

Jim Beam Distiller Marlene Holmes Goes Craft Spirits Route With Move To Ben Milam Whiskey Distillery

“When I met the team, I was quickly drawn to their passion and determination to make a really good product,” said Holmes “I’ve been in the business for over 27 years, and this is the best whiskey I’ve ever put in my mouth.”

“A Career Change? I’ll Drink To That!”

Ms. Milam said a young woman approached her at a recent tasting. “She said, ‘I think for women, drinking whiskey is the last frontier of equality,’” Ms. Milam said. “And I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I love you.’”

Marsha Milam Is Changing The Whiskey Game.

“Whether she’s promoting a new musical group or founding a whiskey distillery, Marsha Milam has never been one to sit on the sidelines.”

FoodieFriday: Blanco’s Milam Distillery

“Marsha Milam was raised by an oilman who also owned liquor stores, who early on taught his daughter that liquor was a solid business choice, with stable demand in good times and bad.”

Craft Brewing And Distilling News For July 11, 2018

“Texas-based Ben Milam Whiskey has named Marlene Holmes as head distiller. Holmes, formerly of Jim Beam, joins Ben Milam with nearly 30 years of experience in the industry.”

Ben Milam Whiskey Team Expands With Veteran Distiller

“She joined the team just last month after retiring from Jim Beam, and while she was looking to continue her career in the bourbon business, she never imagined calling Texas home.”