The Texas whiskey label Milam & Greene has in its stable a Single Barrel Bourbon. Never mincing words over the sourced nature of some of their whiskey components, their “Single Barrel range” is entirely out-of-house.
The twinned surnames come from founder Marsha Milam and Master Blender Heather Greene. Together with Master Distiller Marlene Holmes and Chief Brewer Jordan Osborne, they refer to themselves as a “whiskey dream team.” The core of their line are blended whiskeys: part older whiskey they purchase, part their own “characterful” distillate. That distillate could come off a pot still or a column still, as they maintain both. It does make me wonder how the character tends if it needs to be blended with finished whiskey.
In 2015, Milam put her bourbon appreciation where her mouth was and started taking distilling classes at Koval, where she later apprenticed. June 2016 found her buying the property in Blanco, TX where the distillery sits today. She named the distillery after her distant relative, Ben Milam. The higher-end Milam & Greene label came into being once Master Blender Greene joined the team.