On Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 9PM EDT / 6PM PDT, we’re broadcasting a LIVE tasting of two very different whiskeys (and maybe a third!) from Milam & Greene of Blanco, Texas. The West Coast Office and G-LO of the East Coast Office were given a sneak preview of these whiskeys during a live Zoom session with several of Millam & Greene’s top brass, i.e. Partner, Marsha Milam, CEO/Partner/Master Blender, Heather Greene, Master Distiller, Marlene Holmes, and Chief Brewer, Jordan Osborne, so we’ll consider this tasting round two.
The whiskeys that we’ll be tasting are as follows:
- Milam & Greene Triple Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey: Made from Texas corn, Pacific Northwest malted rye from Oregon and Washington, Wyoming barley, and our proprietary yeast recipe from Kentucky and Texas. Each bottle of Milam & Greene Triple Cask is a batch of three hand-selected straight bourbon whiskies: 2-year-old premium Texas bourbon for a pop of spice married with 3 to 4-year-old Tennessee whiskey for vanillas and fruits, and 10 to 11-year-old Tennessee whiskey for structure and tannins. It is then proofed to taste and bottled on site. 94-proof.
- Milam & Greene Port Finished Straight Rye Whiskey: Casks are brought from Indiana to Texas where they are first batched in the Blanco rickhouse and then finished in old Port wine casks from Portugal. The casks are meticulously curated, vatted for consistency, and monitored for flavor. The Texan sun and varied humidity levels influence the rate and strength of flavor imparted into the 94-proof whiskey, making this a tricky whiskey to produce.
See you then! Slainte!