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1835 Bourbon Whiskey

1835 Bourbon Whiskey
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The more threads I pull surrounding Texas Whiskey the more I realize how quickly you can get into a nasty knot. Texans are proud, and to some obnoxious, so when claiming rights to being a Texas Whiskey there are many opinions. 1835 refers to one of the first battles of Texas independence. The story goes a white flag appeared with a painted cannon and the words “Come and Take it” on it. The 1835 label celebrates all of this Texas pride.

When trying to link them to this post I ran into some articles about the whole Texas whiskey scene and in this case many claim this is only “bottled in Texas”.  Apparently people took issue with it. 

My stance here is simple. I enjoy Whiskey Bourbon and where possible I like to support local and small businesses. If it’s “bottled” here those folks bottling are local in my book.  Now if the whiskey’s were similar in quality I would likely go for the distilled over bottled locally.  I just wanted to get that out there before people come back and throw a flag on these guys for the “bottled” vs “distilled”.

1835 had a promotional display and discount so I snatched a bottle and given the price point I wasn’t expecting much. I really enjoyed 1835.  It’s light with some fruity notes and it easily drinks “neat”. Really clean drink.  Would be nice in an Old Fashioned or Whiskey Sour but I will drink it neat.   Nice work 1835.

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TX Blended Whiskey

Firestone and Robertson Distilling in Ft. Worth, TX
TX Blended Whiskey

TX Blended Whiskey
TX Blended Whiskey

My wife and I loved (now closed) this dive bar in Dallas called Tried & True. (same guys of NHS Bar & Grill http://nhsbarandgrill.com/) They had this killer pimento cheese with saltine crackers that I topped with Tabasco. Needless to say a pimento cheese recipe will be perfected and posted soon. They had an extensive Whiskey list and specifically Texas Whiskey. We would order some pimento cheese and enjoy flights of Texas Whiskey. At the time, two stood out to me Red River and TX Blended Whiskey. Let’s focus on TX Blended first.

You should give them a try.

http://www.frdistilling.com/
We finally settled on the perfect recipe: An extraordinarily complex spectrum of fragrance and flavor that mixes well or stands alone on the rocks or neat. TX Blended Whiskey is a proprietary masterpiece we are incredibly proud of. We hope you’ll enjoy it.
Blenders’ Tasting Notes:
• Color: Auburn
• Nose: Vanilla bean, oak and pear
• Taste: Honey butter, banana, caramel and coffee
• Finish: Long, smooth and slightly sweet
• Proof: 82