Tag Archives: Texas Whiskey

Witherspoon’s Cross Timbers Texas Malt Whiskey

Witherspoon’s Cross Timbers Texas Malt Whiskey
IMG_9297Quentin D. Witherspoon created a distillery in Lewisville, Texas. Reading his “about” page he is a lot like many of us that took his interest in Appalachian stilling and moonshining and turned it into creating his own still to ultimately opening up a full blown distillery. He has a few whiskey’s and appears to have some Rum (have not tried it yet).

I picked up a bottle of his Cross Timbers Single Malt Whiskey at Goody Goodys the other day. I hadn’t seen Cross Timbers before. Aged for at least 9 months in heavy charred white oak barrels. Made from 2/3rds malted barley and 1/3 white wheat. It’s light caramel in color. It has a nice front bite. I pick up some hints of green apple and orange. It finishes with less bite on the back end but a charred smokey note on the swallow followed with citrus after taste.

Check it out and/or read about his distillery, products and history at their website (below)
https://witherspoondistillery.com/

IMG_9302

Henderson Whiskey

IMG_8883

Made a run last week and Dallas,TX based Whiskey appeared on the shelves called Henderson. They had been in over the weekend to do a promotion and had a discount on their bottles so I picked one up. First off, I love the bottle shape and how small the label is which showcases the whiskey.

When I checked out the guy told me that this stuff has been flying off the shelves. He told me when the had the promo and were letting people try it they were picking up bottles which is always a good sign.

So last night I cracked the cork and enjoyed a glass. Folks this stuff is really smooth. If you are new to Whiskey and you think it’s too strong, cut your teeth on this stuff. Hints of vanilla and maybe cinnamon. Super clean and easy to drink. Frankly this one should be “neat” only in my opinion. It’s needs zero help and shines on its own.

Kudos to Henderson for putting out a really great Texas Whiskey.
http://www.hendersonwhiskey.com (basically not a website but more of an email submission but I am sure they are just getting fired up and focused more on the whiskey at this point.)

Ya’ll check them out.

IMG_8881

Mysterious Ke TX Distilled 500yr old Irish Whiskey recipe and process

Ke Whiskey

IMG_8584

Made a run to the liquor store and saw a handmade sign on the door that cited “mysterious spirits”. Walked up to the display and noticed three bottles: vodka, whiskey and tequilia. Typically when I see a new brand and they are hustling three distinct spirits I pass. Looked on the back to see where it was distilled and to my surprise Ft.Worth, TX. Add to cart.

While hecking out,  my main gal Muja told me the owner came by and raved about what a nice guy he is. She said that he had a 500 year old Irish distilling process he rediscovered.  Their website is http://www.mysteriouske.com where you can hear Mr. Barry talk about finding this Ke process that his ancestors created to take young whiskey and turn it into tasting as if it was fully mature. Mr. Barry talked about going back to Ireland and meeting up with a distant relative and trying it out. He then brought the Ke process and recipes back and started distilling in Texas.

So I am not sure how long it has aged but if in fact it is a young whiskey, it sure doesn’t drink like one. Which is how he keeps the price reasonable.  It has a nice caramel color. Good bite up front that lasts. Has tobacco undertones that mirror Jack Daniels. I drank it neat while making dinner last night. Good stuff.

Check out Mr. Barry’s Mysterious Ke Spirits. I plan on trying his Vodka and Tequila too.

IMG_8587

Red Handed Bourbon Whiskey

IMG_8513

Spotted this Whiskey out of Austin, TX from the Trusty Oak Distillery. You can see it’s dark and it tastes sweet and mild without much bite at the finish. For folks who don’t like the bite or burn this is one to check out.

You can go neat here but also would be nice to make a nice ole fashion or whiskey sour.

Y’all check em out!

Salado Texas Whiskey

IMG_8510

I was at Goody’s updating the stock and the lady checking me out told me that a guy from Salado whiskey was in and gave their staff a sample. She said it was really good and suggested I try it out. I haven’t seen that brand before but like supporting TX whiskey. She went and got the bottle to give me a taste and I immediately snatched a bottle.

Really nice Texas Whiskey. It is a great sipping whiskey that works very well neat. It’s light and fresh with a great sweetness and a favorable burn. Really good find.

Y’all check em out.

Red River Texas Whiskey

Jem Beverage Company
Red River Texas Whiskey
http://jembevco.com/redriver.html

Red River Whiskey
Red River 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.

Frankly their website sucks from the informative perspective, for example they don’t describe flavor profiles etc. They do claim small batch only with focus on quality over quantity. I tried the Whiskey and really thought it was smooth. Good bite with a mild finish. Not wildly fruity. Really nice stuff.

You should give them a try. They have Canadian and Rye blends as well.

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