Nick and I’s philosophy has always been to create the best Single Malt Sates-side as possible. To do this we believe in using the highest quality ingredients and barrels. So we decided to take a quick trip to France to learn about wine making and their barrel aging process.
Many of the Chateaus we visited have vines that are over 100 years old, all of which are tended by hand. I have a great appreciation for such an arduous process. The wine making process is as much of a science as it is an art form passed down from generation to generation. I only hope one day our Single Malt can become a tradition of our family.
Walking down the rows of filled barrels, I cannot help but notice the craftsmanship that goes into making one of these. The barrels we were observing were coming from French cooperages made of the oak trees in the forests of central France. The barrels have a long-medium toast that will allow the freshness of the wine to shine through while bringing out the fruit notes. The chateaus use barrels from different cooperages to impart subtle flavor differences in their wines.
Nick and I believe in learning as much as possible on the steps that go into the making of our single malt, and searching the world over for the finest ingredients, to keep making our single malt better and better. Hopefully we can take away a little inspiration for our second single malt. So stay tuned, but until then I must get back to Texas and continue making all you fine folks more of our single malt.
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