Texas’ Maverick Distilling recently announced the release of its limited, private reserve straight bourbon whiskey, a grain-to-glass expression made completely in-house.
A statement from the distiller notes that this Private Reserve is made in small batches using select Texas-grown corn, rye, and barley. The grains are aged on-site in the vaults below the distillery in the historic Lockwood National Bank building, which is just a few steps from the famous Alamo in San Antonio.
In total, seven barrels of the four-year-old reserve bourbon were bottled for the limited release of Samuel Maverick Private Reserve.
“We set out to make a statement with our new Samuel Maverick Private Reserve Bourbon that the utmost quality and craftsmanship can be achieved with grain-to-glass whiskey made in Texas,” said Kenneth Maverick, founder of Maverick Distilling.
“With our head distiller, we personally selected the very best 30-gallon barrels for Samuel Maverick Private Reserve Bourbon,” he added. “Its name is a nod to our family heritage, as well as the location on which it was made … distilled on the land that was once Samuel Maverick’s original homestead in the 1800s. With every element stemming from the Lone Star State, we have crafted and bottled a true taste of Texas.”
Samuel Maverick Private Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey distiller’s notes:
Amber in color, it features aromas of clover-scented honey, Lockhart barbecue, and roasted Hill Country pecans. The full-bodied bourbon has front-forward warm vanilla and caramel flavors from Texas sweet corn and Edwards Aquifer water.
Maverick Malthouse Rye brings out bittersweet chocolate flavors with subtle clove and nutmeg flavors from North Texas malted barley.
The finish is of honey and pepper that lingers with a hint of smoke from the barrels.
The Private Reserve is hand-bottled at 90-proof, and is available at Maverick Distilling in San Antonio as well as at select stores for a suggested retail price of $75 per bottle.
For more information, check out www.maverickwhiskey.com.