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Is This America’s Best New Bourbon?


The Ben Milam Distillery only opened its doors on March 2, but its spirits are already earning major accolades. At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Ben Milam Bourbon was awarded an ultra-rare Double Gold medal, bestowed only upon spirits that are unanimously given Gold medal distinction during the competition’s blind tasting panel. The single-barrel bourbon is marked by brown sugar and caramel on the nose, with notes of vanilla and cinnamon.

Distribution is currently limited, with the award-winning whiskey available only at the label’s distillery in Blanco, Texas and select liquor stores in the Lone Star State. Ben Milam is also expected to introduce a rye whiskey in the coming weeks — aged in new American white oak charred barrels and marked by notes of vanilla, mint and dill.

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