This is a good point. The water here is the pits. The water near Austin is fabulous. Really, we get city water and my wife and I pay out of pocket for water.I wonder where they get their water because when it comes to whiskey, it's all about the water. Jack Daniels distillery isn't located in the middle of nowhere because it's pretty there, it because of the water. Same for Maker's Mark and Jim Beam. They all use water filtered through limestone.
to legally sell it. You can be a craftsman that makes their own. Once you accept a red penny or take trade for it then you need permits. Each area though it is different. So by this thinking you can make some hooch, and put it into storage until you get the proper permits to sell it. It is a fine line that will cost more money than most think is worth. Being Ft.Worth I'm sure you need to have the permits first.
That article hit on something I was wondering about, the weather. The Dallas area seems to have two seasons, a fairly mild winter which doesn't last very long and then a really hot summer which last too long. These guys are staking their whole reputation and money on an unknown aging process created by the climate in TX. From what I understand the aging process really depends on the temperature changes throughout the year to get the whiskey to work the oak barrels. This is where the various flavors and coloring develop. I guess there are other small batch distillers with a similar situation that do okay. Good luck to these guys.
How about 30 years, born and raised in Kentucky and another 17 years in Tennessee.Have you ever spent any time in Kentucky in the summer? LOL. Kentucky gets colder int he winter, but Dallas is not warm in the winter by my standards. From what I have heard and read especially about Scotch, changes in humidity can have about as much effect as temperature. You can get those in Texas big time. In Texas, with long period of hot dry weather, you actually might lose more booze to the 'angels share" as it is absorbed into the sides of the barrel as the outside dries out.
Yeah, DFW is hot as hell. It gets about 110 here right and regular, not a cloud to be seen, just the sun whooping your ass all day long. I am from the South Texas Coast, and it gets HOT and Humid, but it's at least got a sea breeze.
I am skeptical myself. I had a friend ask if it can legally be labeled "bourbon", or if it has to be called "bourbon style whiskey" since it's from outside of Bourbon County?
Either way, I just hope they make something worth imbibing. I was so excited about Rahr and Sons Brewery, and then I figured out their Ugly Pug lager is a dark beer for people who hate stout, and it's displaced Guinness on everyone's menu. BOO. Also, their IPA is one of the most miserable beers I've ever had. Their winter warmer, aged in bourbon barrels, however--worth waiting all year for!!