It begins with locally-grown soft red winter wheat that is mashed and fermented using traditional, grain-in methods and open fermenters. They don’t separate our grains from our mash until after the mash has been distilled, maximizing the impact of the Texas wheat on the flavor profile of our whiskey. The mash is distilled in small batches using traditional copper pot stills making fine cuts to carefully optimize flavor profiles before offering the hearts to new select American white oak barrels for maturation in the Texas heat.
The release of Lone Elm whiskies came as a surprise to many in the industry. They took the time for those barrels to mature in the Texas heat, allowing a straight wheat whiskey to emerge in 2018 that the world had never seen before. Lone Elm’s painstaking process yields a straight wheat whiskey which is rich dark amber in color with ambrosial flavors of dried cherry, dates, black raisins, and boasts a hearty, smooth finish. They have released two expressions initially — Lone Elm Small Batch 4yr. and Lone Elm Single Barrel 5yr.