The Texas whiskey boom continues with Swift Single Malt Texas whiskey.
Started by husband and wife team Nick and Amanda Swift, this single malt is made in Dripping Springs, TX. The whiskey is “handmade from grain to bottle, produced entirely by the couple,” the company says, as they don’t have a regular staff but sometimes enlist Amanda’s parents to help with the bottling process.
Swift Single Malt is twice-distilled from 100% Scottish malted barley, with cuts taken off of hand-hammered copper pot stills from Portugal to fine tune the spirit by taste.
Modeled after a traditional Speyside Scotch, Swift Single Malt is made with water that is controlled (down to the molecular level) to match the composition of Scotland’s water, the company says, and is never chill-filtered. Instead, the Swifts rely on maintaining flavor using its malt, and by aging each batch in Kentucky Bourbon barrels before finishing the product in Oloroso sherry casks.
Each barrel and cask is coopered in house by Nick. From the casks, Swift Single Malt is hand-bottled and labeled by the couple.
The suggested retail price is $55 per 750-ml. bottle.