A Texan Bourbon (they do exist – contrary to popular belief, there is not requirement for Bourbon to be produced in Kentucky – Kentucky Straight Whiskey, however, must be) with a fascinating history.
Produced by the Ironroot distillery for world-famous wine and spirits merchants, Berry Bros. and Rudd, this bottling is a nod towards the Texan Republic’s Legation (a little less than an embassy) that was located about the old wine shop’s premises on St. James Street, London. The nearby St. James’s Palace is traditionally the place of accreditation for ambassadors to the United Kingdom. Historians belief now that the legation was less an attempt to gain international recognition for the fledgling Republic, and more political maneuvering to ensure membership of the United States.
The whiskey itself is produced largely with rare, heirloom corn strains grown with 60 miles of the distillery, the entire whiskey-making process is completed at Ironroot. Ironroot distillery was founded in 2013, and is run by two brothers, Robert and Jonathan Likarish.
The final result is a spicy, rich Bourbon, with notes of herbaceous rye, cinnamon, roasted fruits, charcoal, apricot, brown sugar, butter, bright corn and vanilla.
Bottled at 46.2% ABV, this Bourbon enjoys a full mouthfeel and warming palate.
Just 5,000 bottles of Batch 2 were produced.