Firestone and Robertson Distilling Company (F&R) has released its TX straight bourbon, following four and a half years of ageing. The spirit is available from the company's Fort Worth distillery and selected Dallas and Fort Worth stores, in limited amounts.
Leonard Firestone, co-founder of F&R, says: “Admittedly, there were times in the past few years when we grew impatient, but we are so happy that we waited. We believe our team has produced something special. The final product has certainly achieved all our goals. The bourbon has a beautiful aroma. It's smooth. It's balanced. And on the palate, it reveals classic bourbon characteristics but clearly possesses its own personality. We can’t wait to share it.”
F&R distilled and barrelled its first batch of TX straight bourbon in the beginning of 2012. Utilising a yeast strain that F&R captured and cultivated from a pecan tree nut located in Glen Rose, Texas, it claims it is the only whiskey in the world to use a wild Texas yeast strain. To add to its roots, the product is produced exclusively with corn and wheat grains farmed in Texas.
Troy Robertson, co-founder, says: “F&R is committed to innovation, ushering in the next generation of whiskey production, and fostering talent in the industry. Our philosophy has always been to embrace traditional methods, while pushing the boundaries of our craft and taking risks. We do this with an end goal of producing exceptional and delicious whiskey expressions for our consumers.”
17 December 2016 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editorial assistant