Available Online Monday, August 22, Latest Distillery Reserve Series Offering is a Tribute to the Heart and Soul of Austin
Austin, TX (August 17, 2022) – Still Austin Whiskey Co., a homegrown distillery in the heart of South Austin, will introduce its latest Distillery Reserve Series offering—a double barreled straight bourbon whiskey— beginning Monday, August 22 at 1:00pm CST via the Still Austin website, www.stillaustin.com.
The whiskey was handmade from grain-to-glass at the distillery using 100% Texas grains and is a product of two barrels, which were double-oaked using two char-three new American white oak barrels. The expression was distilled from a combination of 70% White Corn, 25% Rye and 5% Malted Barley. It was then aged for at least three years and bottled at cask strength at 120.2 proof (60.1% ABV).
This spirit pays homage to one of Austin’s most enduring legacies: the coffee-shop philosophers, the late-night scholars, and the countless freethinkers who started in Austin and went on to change the world. For these intrepid Texas souls, the team distilled a dark and alluring spirit which greets the nose with hints of allspice, cherry and clove, followed by echoes of spruce and cinnamon, fig, carrot cake and cigar smoke. On the palate, look for intimations of heavy oak, leather, tobacco and salted pretzel, with the underlying sweetness of maple-and-brown-sugar-topped fried vanilla ice cream. The whiskey finishes with lingering aftereffects of white pepper, black tea and rye spice.
“This extra-special Distillery Reserve Series release commemorates the indomitable spirit that lies at the heart of our hometown,” said Brandon Joldersma, Chief Operating Officer, Still Austin Whiskey Co. “Like Austin itself, this spirit is both diverse and welcoming, combining bourbon from two of our finest American White Oak barrels.”
For the label design, Still Austin collaborated with Shaylon Elmore, an Austin-based illustrator and graduate of the University of Texas’s School of Fine Arts who grew up in Hunt, Texas, and frequently traveled to Austin to attend UT football and basketball games.
The new Still Austin Double Barreled Straight Bourbon Whiskey retails for $100 per 750ml bottle. Limit one per person. Orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis. Bottles must be picked up at the Still Austin Distillery beginning on Friday, August 26.
Still Austin is an independent craft whiskey distillery founded in 2015, focusing on a true grain-to-glass concept that produces the highest quality whiskey by perfecting every part of the process and using local resources and sustainable practices. The team is committed to carrying out each part of the process in-house. That means never sourcing whiskey from another distillery, and instead always hand-making everything from scratch, and managing everything in-house – milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, barreling and bottling. The distilling team is led by Head Distiller John Schrepel, Master Blender Nancy Fraley and veteran Master Distiller Mike Delevante, one of the most experienced and respected distillers in North America who designed the Still Austin distillery to make the highest quality of bourbon. That includes a 42-foot custom-made column, “Nancy,” (and her sister copper-pot still, “The Queen”) which give the distillers serious creative license to create unique new flavors and spirits.
For more information, please visit www.stillaustin.com
About Still Austin Whiskey Co.
Founded in 2015 by three Austin families, Still Austin Whiskey Co. is a true grain-to-glass Distillery, located at 440 East St. Elmo Road in the heart of Austin, Texas. All spirits are hand crafted using grains grown by Texas farmers. Still Austin’s collection of spirits includes Still Austin’s flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey, High-Rye Bourbon Whiskey, and Still Rye Gin. Still Austin places a high value on sustainability, with a focus on cutting carbon emissions through local sourcing, increasing the biodiversity of the region through heritage grains, returning spent grains to local ranchers to feed their animals, and operating a distillery that is designed for energy efficiency and water conservation.
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