After over four and a half years of aging, Firestone and Robertson Distilling Company (F&R) has announced that its TX Straight Bourbon is ready for release. A limited amount of the spirit will be available at the Company’s Fort Worth distillery, and in select Dallas and Fort Worth stores beginning December 12.
“Admittedly, there were times in the past few years when we grew impatient, but we are so happy that we waited. We believe our team has produced something special,” says Leonard Firestone, co-founder of F&R, in a press release. “The final product has certainly achieved all our goals. The bourbon has a beautiful aroma. It’s smooth. It’s balanced. And on the palate, it reveals classic bourbon characteristics but clearly possesses its own personality. We can’t wait to share it.”
F&R distilled and barreled its first batch of TX Straight bourbon in the beginning of 2012. It utilized a yeast strain that F&R captured and cultivated from a pecan tree nut located in Glen Rose, Texas, the company says. F&R attributes the spirit’s flavors of dark fruit, sweet spice and caramel to this ingredient. To add to its roots, the product is produced exclusively with corn and wheat grains farmed in Texas.
The suggested retail price is $49.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Founded in 2010 by Leonard Firestone and Troy Robertson, F&R is known for its first product, TX Blended Whiskey.