Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 58

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Mr. Anal Retentive Bourbon Drinker
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    1,808

    "Texas Made" Bourbon 1835

    OK, stopped by Specs last Thursday and they were promoting a new "Texas" Bourbon. I follow the craft movement pretty well here in Texas and never heard of this product. It's called 1835 Bourbon Whiskey. No age statement, so assuming it's at least 4 years old for $27. I'm 99.99% sure this was not distilled in the State of Texas, but bottle states "Texas Made". You can see the COLA info and label here:

    https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonlin...12018001000474

    It does say Bottled in Lewisville, TX. IMHO, stating "Texas Made" on something that was just bottled here is very deceptive. Goggling North Texas Distillers LLC found a blank webpage, but also a connection to Delos Vodka, which apparently makes a vodka using a vacuum still.

    FYI, later that night stopped by Poison Girl and Scott poured me a taste of this. It would be an OK bourbon at $11, which is where you can find several lower end KY brands priced at.

  2. #2
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    176

    Re: "Texas Made" Bourbon 1835

    My Specs was promoting this (hard!) last weekend. They were even getting out samples. I didn't enjoy it. Tasted young and uninteresting.

  3. #3
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Plano, TX
    Posts
    1,070

    Re: "Texas Made" Bourbon 1835

    Ugh. This just makes me sick. They want to invoke Texas "pride" and "independence" yet the product obviously represents the exact opposite.

    Lewisville is only 15 minutes from me, maybe I'll just show up. With dogs.

  4. #4
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Plano, TX
    Posts
    1,070

    Re: "Texas Made" Bourbon 1835

    How do these people sleep at night?

    How is it even legal to put something like "Texas Made" on your bottle when it couldn't be further from the truth.

  5. #5
    Mr. Anal Retentive Bourbon Drinker
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    1,808

    Re: "Texas Made" Bourbon 1835

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    How is it even legal to put something like "Texas Made" on your bottle when it couldn't be further from the truth.
    Well, I question if it is legal. "The label is in any way misleading or deceptive as to the actual State ofdistillation" - http://www.ttb.gov/spirits/bam.shtml - Ch1. section 14

    But I'm already involved in one quest, so would love if you took this over with your dogs!

    FYI - I did email to the email in COLA filing asking if fermented or distilled in TX. No response back so far.

  6. #6
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    1,162

    Re: "Texas Made" Bourbon 1835

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    Well, I question if it is legal. "The label is in any way misleading or deceptive as to the actual State ofdistillation" - http://www.ttb.gov/spirits/bam.shtml - Ch1. section 14

    But I'm already involved in one quest, so would love if you took this over with your dogs!

    FYI - I did email to the email in COLA filing asking if fermented or distilled in TX. No response back so far.
    I actually made an inquiry with the TTB about why they don't seem to be enforcing the rule that a whiskey label must show the state of distillation (based on other bottles I've seen). I've not heard back from them yet.

    That being said, how do you know this isn't Texas made. There are a fair number of distilleries in Texas these days. Couldn't it be something distilled by Garrison's or one of the other micros?
    Last edited by sku; 09-03-2012 at 06:56.

  7. #7
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Plano, TX
    Posts
    1,070

    Re: "Texas Made" Bourbon 1835

    If it were made in Texas I suspect the label would say "Texas Bourbon"

  8. #8
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    downtown DC
    Posts
    753

    Re: "Texas Made" Bourbon 1835

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    But I'm already involved in one quest, so would love if you took this over with your dogs!
    What is your current quest?

  9. #9
    Novice
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    2

    Re: "Texas Made" Bourbon 1835

    Too young of a bourbon IMHO. Should have aged it the few extra years. I'll stick to "Kentucky Tea"

  10. #10
    Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    2,478

    Re: "Texas Made" Bourbon 1835

    Quote Originally Posted by redbear View Post
    My Specs was promoting this (hard!) last weekend. They were even getting out samples. I didn't enjoy it. Tasted young and uninteresting.
    They were at it again when I went there today. I tried it and it was especially rough on the finish. I asked if they knew how old it was and the lady said she wasn't sure but she thought that bourbon only had to be aged 3 years without needing an age statement. I'm sure they'll sell a ton of it though because it's "from" Texas.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. "Whiskey Made in Fort Worth Sells Fast"
    By StraightNoChaser in forum Other American Whiskey
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-23-2012, 12:58
  2. "neat" vs. "straight", vs. "on the rocks"
    By Randy_Ricchi in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 11-12-2008, 17:42
  3. travel chanel's "Made in America" to show Makers Mark on Tues. 1/31
    By ThomasH in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-01-2006, 09:37
  4. "Made & Bottled in Kentucky" Video
    By bluesbassdad in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-12-2002, 10:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top