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Whiskey Assessment: Milam and Greene The Fortress Hill Sequence Batch 2


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The Texas Army Institute constructed and moved right into a distinctive-looking constructing close to the state capital in Austin in 1870. The prep faculty stayed within the Victorian Gothic constructing with a pair of castle-like turrets for under a couple of decade, earlier than transferring and finally changing into a part of Texas A&M. However the Fortress Hill Historic District, named after the constructing, occupies 39 acres of west Austin to today and has turn into a widely known largely residential neighborhood.

Heather Greene, chief govt and grasp blender at Milam & Greene Whiskey, works out of “The Fortress” and has adopted the Fortress Hill identify for a particular launch that leans exhausting into the artwork of mixing. The second launch in the Fortress Hill Sequence consists of 26 barrels of 13- or 14-year-old bourbons, reportedly sourced from Tennessee. It comes bottled at cask power.

Milam & Greene says the particular releases are supposed to “have fun… the artwork of batching well-aged casks.” Given the age of the whiskey concerned and the variety of totally different batches being blended – eight on this case – they appear to be backing up the promise of that premise.

Greene wrote the e book on whiskey, or a e book, anyway. These releases appear designed to present her a possibility to play with the artwork of mixing, which ought to be enjoyable to see develop in future years. Within the meantime, we’ll test in on Batch 2.

Milam & Greene Whiskey simply launched its Fortress Hill Sequence Batch Two, the second in its limited-edition batch of 13-year-old straight bourbon whiskeys bottled at barrel proof. (picture through Milam & Greene)

Tasting Notes: Milam and Greene The Fortress Hill Sequence Batch 2

Important stats: Mix of 26 barrels of Tennessee straight bourbon, all aged no less than 13 years in new American oak; reportedly sourced from George Dickel; 111 proof/55.5% alcohol by quantity; MSRP of $149.99.

Look: Darkish brown, with strong legs on the glass.

Nostril: Wealthy and candy, like Bit-O-Honey candies and Twix. It brings giant doses of conventional bourbon scents like brown sugar and vanilla. The depth is mouth-watering.

Palate: Within the mouth, it’s very totally different than it was on the nostril. It is a delicate and well-mannered whiskey, which is a bit of shocking at 111 proof. Suppose brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla, with a slight contact of cinnamon spice and a protracted, luxurious end.



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