Release No.1 - 2018
Release No. 1 of Sam Houston 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was launched in 2018. Barrel sampling and selection was a team effort. Trusted members of the bourbon industry, along with a select few bourbon elites were tapped for private tastings. Their choices became the barrels used to craft these inaugural batches.
B A T C H E S
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P R O F I L E
The first ever batches of Sam Houston 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey were crafted from a rare, premium bourbon reserve. Barrels were chosen in regards to taste, boldness and traditional high-rye mash bill standards. Extremely small batches were crafted for Texas and Tennessee using only 3 barrels per state. Each bottle is individually hand-labeled with specific aging notes and numbered.
T A S T I N G N O T E S
Color / Rich amber color throughout
Nose / Sweet caramel notes fade nicely into mild corn and vanilla with faint aromas of dried fruit.
Taste / A woody oak char is balanced nicely with light impressions of orange peel, tobacco and a smokey vanilla. Hints of molasses and pepper are subtle markers rounding out the traditional bourbon tastes.
Finish / A low, mellowed oaky finish coats the mouth. A faint warmth presents and gives way to a satisfying combination of toasted oats and clean maple sensations.