Still Austin Red Corn Bourbon Whiskey|
If you are new to Still Austin, you are in luck. We are huge fans of this Texas distillery, showcasing the flavors of Texas grains and beautiful blending touch from none other than Nancy Fraley. Today we are releasing the first in the Still Austin Seasonal Bottled in Bond Series. Four limited release whiskeys distilled to capture the ingredients, flavors and themes of the seasons from which they were inspired. Spoiler alert - it's incredibly good.
For each label, internationally acclaimed artist Marc Burckhardt—the painter responsible for the labels on their flagship spirits—has used images to conjure the indescribable moods of summer, fall, winter and spring, selecting a different animal and color to highlight each season.
For this Summer 2023 release—represented by the heat-loving snake and cactus—they combined the robust nuttiness of Jimmy Red corn with the sweet spice of rye. The result is a summertime bourbon offering creamsicle and black tea scents, followed by a palate of peppermint and marzipan.
What's unique about this Texas distillery is the use of the slow water reduction process. This is done in brandy or rum - instead of waiting until a barrel is dumped to proof it down, they slowly add water to the barrels over time. This process allows the more subtle flavors to remain intact. It also increases the extraction of caramel and vanilla notes. These compounds are more soluble in water.