THE FINE ART OF

texas Whiskey Blending

By using the world's highest quality Oak and raw distillate in our barrels and blending barrels of different origins, ages, and mash bills, we can create smoother, more balanced whiskeys. Selecting the highest quality Oak is a fundamental practice. Maturing and finishing whiskey in the powerful and moody Texas climate is an exercise in extreme patience. Pulling the right barrels at the right time is a meticulous process. Blending the right ones to complement each other's distinct flavors is a timeless creative art form. Skills we work at mastering every day.
AMERICAN OAK
dill, coconut, vanilla extract, CREAM SODA and sweet spices
EUROPEAN OAK
subtle and spicy, textures of satin AND silk
SECOND USE CASKS
SHERRY, COGNAC, EX-BOURBON. ripe apples, dried fruits, cereals.
1. THE WORLD'S FINEST OAK
Our craft begins with the fundamental practice of choosing the world's best quality oak to age and finish our whiskeys in. From air seasoned American oak from Missouri and Kentucky with the perfect char–to Toasted French Oak barrels that provide a depth of texture–to seasoned second use barrels of various wines, fortified wines, and spirits from around the world, we meticulously source the best quality tight-grained oak for our whiskey barrels.
EXTREME
TEXAS HEAT
EXPANDS OUR WHISKEY DEEPER INTO THE wood AS THE HEAT EXPANDS THE OAK
WILD TEMPERATURE
FLUCTUATIONS
MOVES THE WHISKEY IN AND OUT OF THE OAK STAVES EXTRACTING FLAVORS
BALANCED HUMIDITY
BALANCED AGING AND BETTER CONTROL OVER ANGEL'S SHARE EVAPORATION
2. THE POWERFUL AND MOODY TEXAS CLIMATE
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.
WOOD
almond, cedar, hazelnut, pecan, soft oak, walnut, CHERRY
SPICE
CLOVE, CINNAMON, TOBACCO, nutmeg, BLACK PEPPER, ANISE, COFFEE
SWEET
VANILLA, CARAMEL, butterscotch, MAPLE, BROWN SUGAR, toffee
FRUIT
APRICOT, APPLe, PEACH, ROSE PEDAL, CHERRY, BANANA, cranberry
3. A HARMONY OF FLAVORS
We draw on an almost infinite number of flavors and aromas to compose our masterpieces. We select whiskey barrels based on flavor profiles, fragrances, and maturity. Next, we define our desired proportions by seeking complementary marriages of flavors and consistency. We then blend the chosen barrels in small batches before returning the mixture to select used oak casks to marry and reach even deeper layers of balance.
THE ART OF BLENDING WHISKEY
NO TWO BARRELS AGE THE SAME

By using the world's finest oak in our barrels and blending barrels of different origins, ages, and mash bills, we can craft smoother, more balanced whiskies. Selecting the finest Oak is a fundamental practice–aging and finishing whiskey in the powerful and moody Texas climate is an exercise in extreme patience–pulling the right barrels at the right time is a meticulous process–blending the right ones to complement each other's distinct flavors is a timeless art form. Skills we work at mastering everyday.

Michell Kooper Blending Whiskey
Kooper Family Whiskey Co. - Texas
Creativity in every Pour
The outcome of our painstaking process is the perfect balance of complementary flavors and aromas in our whiskeys. Deep and complex–smooth and gratifying–our Kooper Family Whiskeys are the unmistakable result of our family's patient dedication to our creative craft.
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Kooper Family Whiskey Co. - Texas