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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Sam Houston Announces New 12-Year-Old Bourbon

Sam Houston Bourbon Whiskey has announced their second release with a new 12 Year Bourbon . This new bourbon was produced by Steve Nally, John Hargrove, and the team at Bardstown Bourbon Company. For those unfamiliar with Bardstown Bourbon Company, this write-up by will tell you everything you ever need to know and more.

The mash bill is Mash bill is 74% corn, 18% rye, 8% malted barley and each bottle includes bottle number, batch number, batch date, barreled date, char level (all are char level 4), and barrel type (all are American White Oak). Sam Houston has batched the bottles using only three barrels at a time, creating a range of unique tasting notes. Each batch notes are also listed on the bottle. This new spirit was sourced out of a distillery in Bardstown and then "curated at Bardstown Bourbon Company."

It comes in at 98 proof (49% alcohol) and has an MSRP of  $99.99 a 750ml bottle. The initial release will be available in Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, New York, Colorado, Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia.

Our Take

Prior to this press release, I hadn't heard of Sam Houston Bourbon. However, I'm always excited to see new entrants into the market. I reached out to Sam Houston to see if Ohio is on their roadmap, and they do have plans for Ohio but a release date is still TBD due to the restrictions and procedures of the Ohio Division of Liquor Control. This looks like a brand we will be keeping an eye on in the future.

Source: Sam Houston

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