Average temperatures in our corner of Central Texas reach about 96 degrees during the summer. For the rest of the year, the climate is moody and unreasonable. One day it's 85 degrees, and the next, it’s a freezing 36 and hailing. And that’s just January. The climate here is never steady, and those wild fluctuations and extreme summer temperatures cause our whiskey to breathe in and out of the wood and draw out deeper and deeper flavors, colors and compounds as the years pass.
Perfectly positioned halfway between the dry arid heat of Austin and the Texas Hill Country and the humid tropical climate of Houston and the Gulf Coast, our blending house gets just the right balance of humidity in the environment. This balance helps our barrels in the aging process and controlling the angel’s share evaporation as well as possible in Texas.
It’s not easy maturing whiskey in the extreme Texas climate, but if you work carefully with the natural advantages that Texas provides, it’s the best place on earth to do it.