Wednesday, April 04, 2018


Berry Bros & Rudd, has today announced the launch of the second batch of its Texan Legation Bourbon, following the success of its inaugural release in October 2016.

Texan Legation Bourbon – Batch 2 (46.2% ABV) was matured in American and European oak barrels for a minimum of 21 months and produced using a blended base of yellow corn infused with bloody butcher, red and purple corn, rye, oats and barley malt.

Texan Legation Bourbon - Batch 2

This second release of the bourbon described by the brand as a celebration of the historic alliance between Britain’s oldest wine merchant and the “Lone Star” state, was crafted by brothers Jonathan and Robert Likarish at their family-owned Ironroot Republic distillery in Denison, Texas and blended by Berry Bros & Rudd’s Spirits Buyer, Doug McIvor.

Texan Legation Bourbon – Batch 2, is said to deliver notes of dusty sweet corn husks, rich seasoned oak, honey and vibrant fruit on the nose. Followed by notes of sour-mash, chalk, honey and dark treacle toffee on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Doug McIvor, said: “Following the success of our first release of Texas Legation Bourbon, we were delighted to be able to work with the team at Ironroot Republic once again to create this fine example of Texan whiskey. We have altered the mash bill slightly for this second batch and we believe we have produced a masterpiece of balance, complexity, texture and structure.”

Limited to 5000 bottles, Texan Legation Bourbon – Batch 2, will be available later this month instore and online from Berry Bros & Rudd, for a RRP of £49.95.

Posted by Steve Rush