Milam & Greene Whiskey has introduced The Castle Hill Series Batch Two, the second release of the brand’s limited-edition 13-year-old straight bourbon whiskies bottled at barrel proof.
Twenty-six aged casks were married to create this whiskey.
The Castle Hill Series carries the oldest age statement in the Milam & Greene family of whiskies. The series is named for the historic Texas Military Institute, also known as “The Castle,” in Austin, TX. While the Milam & Greene distillery operations and warehousing are in Blanco, TX, The Castle is home to CEO and Master Blender Heather Greene’s blending lab.
“The guiding principle in blending The Castle Hill Series is to create a traditional bourbon that whiskey drinkers will love,” says Greene. “Each cask used to create The Castle Hill Series has a different personality. Those personality traits are developed through aging over a long period of time with influences from the environment. We hand-selected each barrel aged between 13 years, 10 months and 17 days at the youngest, and 14 years, two months and 13 days at the oldest, to identify specific characteristics that we want in the finished product.”
“The result is a multifaceted bourbon with layers of nutty, spicy, fruity and oak flavors,” she adds.
Milam & Greene The Castle Hill Series Batch Two has aromas of peach cobbler, brown sugar and vanilla, the company reports, with hints of almond and milk chocolate. Bottled at cask strength of 111 proof (55.5 % ABV), this straight bourbon whiskey contains flavors of caramel, cinnamon, cherry, vanilla and tobacco.
The Castle Hill Series Batch Two is available for a suggested retail price of $149.99 per 750-ml. bottle at retailers in CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, KY, MD, NJ, NY, OK, TX, WA, WI and in Alberta, Canada.
This whiskey is limited with only 3,000 bottles released around the country.
Milam & Greene whiskey is distributed by Southern Wine and Spirits, Empire Merchants, Heidelberg Distributing, Brescome Barton, and Winebow Fine Wine and Spirits.