Try These 4 Craft American Whiskeys On World Whiskey Day
Written by Claudia Alarcón
A rising star in Central Texas, Milam & Greene Whiskey…
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.
Led by whiskey expert Heather Greene, veteran Kentucky master distiller Marlene Holmes and chief brewer Jordan Osborne, the successful craft distillery will soon be entering new markets including Illinois, New York and California.
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.
These five new grain-to-glass releases are proof that the state’s still-young whiskey industry is developing a bold regional profile.
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.