Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

BLANCO, Texas (June 19, 2024) — Milam & Greene Whiskey is releasing its annual grain-to-glass bourbon, Distillery Edition Batch 5, Five-Year-Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a Certified Texas Whiskey created in Blanco, Texas. Only 171 bottles of this extremely rare, limited-edition bourbon were produced. Milam & Greene Distillery Edition Batch 5, five-Year-Old Bourbon is available exclusively at the Milam & Greene Distillery tasting room in Blanco, Texas beginning June 22, 2024.

To celebrate the release, Milam & Greene is hosting a “Meet the Makers” bottle signing event at the distillery on June 22, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. hosted by founder, Marsha Milam, master distiller, Marlene Holmes, and director of distillery operations, Rikk Munroe, who will sign bottles. Attendees can spend the day sipping fine whiskey cocktails, listening to live music, and enjoying bites from a local food truck. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold will go directly to Panhandle Proud, a collective effort of Texas distilleries to support farmers and ranchers affected by the largest wildfire the Texas Panhandle has ever seen.

Distillery Edition Batch 5, Five-Year-Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey was pot-distilled in a 300-gallon copper still. It is made with a mash bill of 70 percent corn, 22 percent malted rye, and eight percent malted barley along with their proprietary yeast recipe which has remained consistent for each of the five batches. Batch 5, distilled on February 13, 2019, was aged in cask number 19-05 for five years, three months, and eight days in rickhouse one, row E, height two, depth four inside the warehouse. It was hand-bottled on May 24, 2024, at 59.8% ABV / 119.6 Proof.

“The Texas climate had a big influence on the flavors of this whiskey,” said Rikk Munroe. “It has been extremely hot, super cold, bone dry, and recently oppressively humid during the span of aging this fifth release of Distillery Edition. These weather conditions affect the flavor of whiskey aging in the barrel. This particular whiskey has been subject to some of the most extreme heat and cold that Texas can throw at it, resulting in a complex yet well-balanced easy sipping whiskey. Our proprietary mash bill featuring 22% malted rye matures particularly well in extreme climate just as we designed it. This is the oldest Distillery Edition release to date and some of our best whiskey yet. I am very excited for this release and the subsequent Distillery Editions in the years to come.”

Milam & Greene Distillery Edition Batch 5 Straight Bourbon Whiskey  

Distillery Edition Batch 5, Five-Year-Old is non-chill filtered for weight and viscosity. It is deep mahogany in color and boasts rich aromas of coffee, fresh-cut grass, graham cracker, almond, baking spice, cherry cobbler, and chocolate malt. The palate is smooth and grain-forward with an oily mouthfeel and notes of honey, creamed corn, dark cherry, and biscuit. This edition is a complex, high-proof whiskey with a long finish punctuated by hints of peppercorn and spearmint.

Pricing and Availability 

This extremely limited Milam & Greene Distillery Edition Batch 5, Five-Year-Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey is available for $139.99 only at the distillery in Blanco, Texas. Milam & Greene is donating a portion of the proceeds of each bottle to benefit Panhandle Proud, which unites Texans to provide urgent relief and sustained support for farms and ranches devastated by wildfires, fostering resilience and recovery in the Texas Panhandle through collective action and generosity.

About Panhandle Proud

“Panhandle Proud” is an ambitious initiative spearheaded by the Texas Whiskey Trail and Texas Whiskey Association representing a collective effort from Texas distilleries to support the communities in the Texas Panhandle affected by the largest wildfire the state has ever seen. This campaign harnesses the collective power of Texas distillers to conduct a variety of fundraising and awareness activities, each tailored to their unique strengths and capabilities. The goal is to provide comprehensive support to the farmers and ranchers whose livelihoods have been devastated, showcasing the unity, resilience, and indomitable spirit of the Texas whiskey and agricultural communities and the broader Panhandle region.

About Milam & Greene 

Milam & Greene Whiskey is made by some of the world’s most experienced whiskey professionals, including CEO, master blender, and author, Heather Greene, and 30-year whiskey veteran and master distiller, Marlene Holmes. 2023 was a stellar year for Milam & Greene, after being named “2023 Rising Star Spirits Company of the Year” at The Ascot Awards followed by Heather Greene being awarded “Master Blender of the Year”. The Milam & Greene team distills in Blanco, Texas on copper pot stills as well as in Kentucky on classic column stills, using its proprietary yeast recipe and mash bill. Aging takes place in rickhouses located across four states in casks with an assortment of char levels for a variety of flavors resulting in the most thorough array of casks made and collected by any craft distiller. These casks become the ingredients from which its award-winning American whiskey range is batched to create perfection. Milam & Greene Whiskey believes in using the best people and ingredients to create delicious, award-winning whiskey for whiskey lovers For more information, visit www.milamandgreenewhiskey. com.