Milam & Green Triple Cask is a “blend of straight bourbon whiskeys” made by marrying the company’s own two-to-three-year-old Texas bourbon with two sourced bourbons: a three-to-four-year-old Tennessee and a 10-to-11-year-old Tennessee.
It pours bright copper in the glass and features the expected aromas of oak, vanilla and barrel spices on the nose alongside orange slices and floral honey. It’s surprisingly delicate on the palate with a light yet creamy texture, and it begins pleasantly with apple and honey. A creamy malt note emerges at the center beside subtle raisin, and those cereal flavors expand until we’re hit with a biscuity grain that mixes with vanilla to form something like shortbread cookies at the back of the palate.
This shortbread note is cut with a light but persistent sprinkling of barrel spice that makes for a finish that’s at once gentle and prickly, ensuring that bourbon neophytes won’t be blown away while offering seasoned sippers plenty to chew over.
Milam & Greene Triple Cask feels like the closest thing yet to a pleases-all-comers bourbon. This big tent spirit is both light and creamy, smooth but satisfyingly spiced. It punches far above its weight considering that light body, delivering big flavors without knocking out your palate.
— 47% ABV