The first Release of the Limited Autumn 2023 Blender’s Reserve Collection
SEPTEMBER 13TH AT 3 PM CST
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Just in time for Bourbon Heritage Month, Milam & Greene Whiskey is releasing Unabridged Volume 2: A Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskies. This new release pays homage to Heather's Whisk(e)y Distilled book that she wrote. It also showcases the incomparable talents of the distillery team under the direction of our Master Blender, Heather Greene, who was recently honored as the “2023 Master Blender of the Year.”
To create Unabridged Volume 2, Milam & Greene harvests bourbon that they distilled in the small copper pot still in Texas and in larger column stills in Kentucky, both using malted rye in the proprietary mash bill. Tennessee barrels of different ages add structure and tannins to round out this exciting blend. This cask-strength blend incorporates some of the rarest casks from the distillery’s library.
This beautiful bourbon has fragrant aromas of dark cherry, fig, sweet almond, menthol, fine boot leather, anise, and caramel candy. It is full-bodied with a viscous mouthfeel carrying bold flavors of dark cherry cola notes characteristic of well-aged bourbon followed by dark brown sugar, sweet black tea, marzipan, and oak. The whiskey’s flavor develops into a round smooth oily finish with fresh bread, licorice, and citrus oil. It packs a punch at 58.8% ABV / 117.6 Proof. Let it rest in the glass to breathe for a moment before enjoying it neat, on ice, with a teaspoon of water, or in a cocktail.
Unabridged Volume 2: A Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskies is available for a suggested retail price of $94.99 at select retailers in the U.S. and in Alberta, Canada as well as available on the Milam & Greene website beginning Wednesday, September 13. Only 800 cases were produced of this limited-edition bourbon.
Nose: This beautiful bourbon has fragrant aromas of dark cherry, fig, sweet almond, menthol, fine boot leather, anise, and caramel candy
Palate: It is full-bodied with a viscous mouthfeel carrying bold flavors of dark cherry cola notes characteristic of well-aged bourbon followed by dark brown sugar, sweet black tea, marzipan, and oak
Finish: The whiskey’s flavor develops into a round smooth oily finish with fresh bread, licorice, and citrus oil.
UNABRIDGED Volume 1
straight bourbon whiskey
Our limited edition, literary-themed blend of straight bourbon whiskies was created by calling on the expertise of three award-winning authors and whiskey experts including our CEO, Heather Greene, along with Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich, authors of the Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails and Flaviar’s resident liquor experts. The three tasted numerous whiskey samples and ultimately created a blend of straight bourbons, which were made in three different states and are of different ages. Unabridged Volume 1 showcases the flavors a barrel can impart into bourbon over time and place.
Whiskey blending is a core skill that we use to craft our award-winning whiskies. Milam & Greene Unabridged draws upon the distillery’s rich library of casks aging in our rickhouse in Blanco, Texas. It is created with a backbone of straight bourbon whiskies distilled by master distiller Marlene Holmes onsite in Texas and at Bardstown Bourbon Co. both using the same mash bill. Bourbon distilled in Tennessee and Kentucky bourbon round out the chapters. It is hand-bottled at 59% ABV / 118 Proof.
Thirty-eight barrels were used to create Unabridged Volume 1.
|6 Casks||14 Year||Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey|
|8 Casks||6 Year||Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey|
|4 Casks||4 Year||Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey|
|5 Casks||4 Year||Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey|
|2 Casks||3 ½ Year||Texas Bourbon Whiskey with Malted Rye|
|13 Casks||2 ¾ Year||Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey with Malted Rye|
"Unabridged celebrates friendships unfolding throughout the unedited and messy chapters of our life. As friends and fellow whiskey-writers, the three had an implicit pact to support each other’s dreams. After publishing many books and hundreds of articles, garnering awards, and thousands of tastings, Unabridged makes good on that promise.
LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS TALK ABOUT UNABRIDGED
This is a complex whiskey with a spirited personality developed by mingling various bourbons from different states, and a range of ages. It starts with a pop of spice from the young Texas bourbon, and evolves into a softness on the mid-palate with toasty robustness from the malted rye. It finishes with dark cherry notes characteristic of older bourbon.
“On the nose is an oaky, split-log tang, which is cushioned by waves of pecan pie, maple syrup and creamed corn and a whiff of alcohol driving everything forward. The palate is rich and chewy, with cinnamon-spice oak and dark-chocolate notes to balance the richness. Long finish.” — David Wondrich, Flaviar’s Resident Spirits & Cocktails Historian,
“On the nose, I get strong maple syrup and caramel notes with a bit of baking spices. On the palate, I get rich dark chocolate notes, plus stone fruits and a beautiful hint of malted rye and toasted wood.” — Noah Rothbaum, Head of Cocktails & Spirits for Flaviar
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