Two years ago, Still Austin Whiskey Co launched “The Musician,” a straight bourbon that ended up becoming one of fastest-selling spirits in the history of Texas and took home a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Now the brand is back with its second offering, a 100% straight rye whiskey dubbed “The Artist.”
Aged for at least two years and bottled at 49.8% ABV, the Still Austin The Artist rye whiskey offers a complex nose with hints of honey, cherries, fig, clove, and coffee. The palate of spicy chocolate, apricot, sandalwood, ginger, and caramel gives way to lingering after-impressions of cinnamon, molasses, nutmeg and orange zest.
“Our team put a lot of hard work and love into this release,” said Brandon Joldersma, Chief Operating Officer, Still Austin Whiskey Co. “We could not be prouder to bring another expression to life that represents the spirit of our city.”
The artwork on the label, created by internationally acclaimed artist and native Texan Marc Burckhardt, is the latest in the series of “archetypical” Austinites (e.g. The Musician, The Naturalist). Each provides a sense of the people who have influenced and inspired the team, while paying homage to the Texas terroir.
Still Austin Whiskey Co’s The Artist Straight Rye Whiskey is now available at the Still Austin distillery tasting room for the suggested retail price of $50.00 is available in Texas, online, and at Reserve Bar.
For more information, head over to Still Austin Whiskey Co’s official website.
In May 2021, Still Austin released its first limited-release Cask Strength Bourbon.