Surviving a Texas summer is damn near impossible.
Our first batch of Bourbon didn’t stand a chance.
The scorching heat nuked the barrels. They leaked. Cracked. Broke altogether. Hundreds of gallons were lost.
But Dan’s spirit was stronger than his casks. It never bent, snapped, nor crumbled. He found a cooperage who was willing to form custom barrels with staves thick enough to stand up to the Texas heat. All 130 degrees of it.
There’s nothing quite like Texas Pride. And Dan and his team were hell-bent on doing whatever it took to make the very first, legal Texas bourbon.