Our limited edition, literary-themed blend of straight bourbon whiskies was created by calling on the expertise of three award-winning authors and whiskey experts including our CEO, Heather Greene, along with Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich, authors of the Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails and Flaviar’s resident liquor experts. The three tasted numerous whiskey samples and ultimately created a blend of straight bourbons, which were made in three different states and are of different ages. Unabridged Volume 1 showcases the flavors a barrel can impart into bourbon over time and place.
Whiskey blending is a core skill that we use to craft our award-winning whiskies. Milam & Greene Unabridged draws upon the distillery’s rich library of casks aging in our rickhouse in Blanco, Texas. It is created with a backbone of straight bourbon whiskies distilled by master distiller Marlene Holmes onsite in Texas and at Bardstown Bourbon Co. both using the same mash bill. Bourbon distilled in Tennessee and Kentucky bourbon round out the chapters. It is hand-bottled at 59% ABV / 118 Proof.
This is a complex whiskey with a spirited personality developed by mingling various bourbons from different states, and a range of ages. It starts with a pop of spice from the young Texas bourbon, and evolves into a softness on the mid-palate with toasty robustness from the malted rye. It finishes with dark cherry notes characteristic of older bourbon.
“On the nose is an oaky, split-log tang, which is cushioned by waves of pecan pie, maple syrup and creamed corn and a whiff of alcohol driving everything forward. The palate is rich and chewy, with cinnamon-spice oak and dark-chocolate notes to balance the richness. Long finish.” — David Wondrich, Flaviar’s Resident Spirits & Cocktails Historian,
“On the nose, I get strong maple syrup and caramel notes with a bit of baking spices. On the palate, I get rich dark chocolate notes, plus stone fruits and a beautiful hint of malted rye and toasted wood.” — Noah Rothbaum, Head of Cocktails & Spirits for Flaviar
HOW TO DRINK IT
How to drink Unabridged whiskey is a personal choice. Sip it neat, add a big chunky ice cube and an orange peel, or make a luxurious Old-Fashioned with your pour. There are hundreds of aromatics that can be found in a glass of Unabridged.