Standout Spirits: Firestone & Robertson TX Straight Bourbon WhiskeyMay 1, 2017
Head distiller Rob Arnold did something very crafty: He found and cultivated wild yeast strains for fermentation. The winner was on a pecan tree, very Texas indeed. It gives a definite floral nose; also cinnamon stick, old cloves, dried apricot and uncut honeydew. TX is a wheated bourbon, made from local grain: corn and soft red winter wheat. Spicy sweetness in the center, but overall this is a fairly lean whiskey, with a warm, oak-tingly finish. Quite nice!Lew Bryson has been writing about beer for more than 25 years and is the author of Tasting Whiskey. On Twitter @LewBryson.