Whisky Advocate: The Bold Places And People Shaping Texas WhiskeyFebruary 9, 2022
Texas is rapidly building its whiskey credentials as distilleries become firmly rooted statewide, creating a colorful patchwork of styles and flavors. A key part of the picture in Texas is its multifaceted climate, but one constant everywhere is heat—the coolest parts of the state are still hotter than nearly any other whiskey-producing region in America, making maturation times in Texas are far shorter than elsewhere.
Beyond the climate factor, sheer creativity and a mindset for the big and the bold—the Texan way—are at the forefront of this exploding whiskey scene. Experimentation with mashbills, barrel sizes, and finishes is vibrant across the state. Whisky Advocate has more on the expanding Texas distilling landscape.—Julia HigginsSubscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.