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TX Blended Whiskey

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I’m not much of a whiskey drinker.  I wasn’t aware that any whiskey was distilled in Texas. I was not aware of TX blended whiskey. Let’s face it, I don’t know much. But I do know that this shit is good.

Crafted in Fort Worth, Texas by the Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. this is one of the few blended whiskey currently made in the USA.  The distillery was founded in 2010

Each bottle is capped by a cork with a disc of repurposed leather from donated boots from the community. The leather varies from lizard to alligator to buffalo to cowhide and no two are alike.  The bar is set pretty low by the average screw cap, but regardless the cork is pretty cool.


The TX is a blend of select whiskeys.  They advertise flavors of honey butter, banana, caramel and coffee.  It’s a smooth 82 proof that was awarded Best American Craft Whiskey and Double Gold medal at 13th Annual World Spirits Competition in San Francisco.  Each step in distillation process done by hand (no automation), so you know they take their spirits serious.

That’s all fine and good… but how did it fare in vigorous field testing?  During a dinner party with neighborhood friends, the new bottle was brought out as an after dinner mint.  I thought I’d have the bottle for a while, but after a roar of enthusiasm Chris, Colin, Britt swarmed and we sampled.  After an hour, the bottle looked like this.  I had to buy a replacement bottle for the cabinet.


Their aged bourbon will be released later this year. Until then, enjoy this fine blended whiskey. I can’t judge whether it’s worth it’s $35 price tag, but it is damn good.  I need to drive to Fort Worth and do one of their distillery tours.

The Summary

Does it open?  Uh, well – that’s an awkward question. This isn’t a bottle opener. But the cork did pop nicely and the whiskey did flow.

Can it open anything else?  It does a good job opening a conversation and can only help your sinuses.

Overall rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5). Form does follow function. This opener is spectacular.

References: Star-Telegram ReviewFirestone & Robertson Distilling Co.

Category: Booze