Texas has come a long way in the spirits and beer world, putting out some amazing products over the last decade or so. One of those is the polarizing TX Whiskey. I say polarizing because from the online reviews I have seen, people either go nuts over it or absolutely hate it.
Now, I will admit that I am biased for all things Texas, but I take my booze pretty seriously. While I will not say that TX is the best whiskey I have ever tasted, I will say that it has become my favorite because of its price point and flavor profile.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
You get hit up front with vanilla and honey, maybe just a hint of nut.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Burnt caramel, honey, a touch of cinnamon, very creamy.
The cinnamon tends to come through on the back end when drunk neat, but can be lessened with a splash of water or an ice cube.
This is about as easy drinking as it gets. If you want a little more pop, drink it neat and let it sit on your palate for a minute before putting it down. You will really get to taste the flavor profile. The one thing I noticed about a lot of the complaints about this whiskey is the burst of cinnamon that comes through, but as noted above, you can just about zero that out by drinking it on the rocks or with a healthy splash of water.
When people ask me to describe it, I usually say it is like Werther’s Original on steroids. I love that burnt caramel/butterscotch profile in my brown liquors, and it is prominent in this whiskey.
This also happens to be my go-to pre-steak dinner Manhattan these days.
At this price point, I think you would be hard-pressed to find such a smooth-drinking whiskey.
Here is a little video on the background of the whiskey and bourbon from TX for your watching pleasure. Enjoy!