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Straight Bourbon Whiskey: "The Musician"

After years of hard work and dreaming and more hard work and more dreaming, we’ve finally released our baby into the world—our flagship spirit, which we’ve been perfecting for years.  Our new Straight Bourbon, affectionately known as “The Musician”, is made from 100% Texas-grown corn, rye and malted barley. It’s the distillation of all we are, and of all that has created us—an expression of true Texas terroir. Like our home city, this bourbon is inclusive and original. It took a combination of Southside pluck, oak-aged patience, slow-water reduction, and good old-fashioned ingenuity to bring this spirit to life—along with the help of one very special 42-foot tall woman, “Nancy,” our one-of-a-kind Scottish-made still. For us, this whiskey represents so much that is good in this world. It’s inspiration and togetherness, community and creativity. But most of all, it’s delicious.

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How We Make Our Bourbon

We “raise” our barrels from birth to maturity using a labor-intensive philosophy known as slow-water reduction, which weds the bourbon to our local climate while maintaining the spirit’s connection to its original grains. Focusing on flavor and balance, the slow-water reduction technique extracts flavors from charred oak: while the barrels endure the wild swings of Texas weather, we add a little water each month to bring out more "mature" notes like vanilla and caramel.

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Still Austin's new straight bourbon whiskey with label art by Josh Row
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Marc Burckhardt: The Artist Behind the label

Marc Burckhardt's paintings have been commissioned by Gucci, Porsche, SLS Resorts, Stag's Leap Vineyards, Amazon, TIME, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and Random House, among others now including Still Austin Whiskey Co. His gallery work includes exhibitions at Art Basel (Switzerland & Miami), Affenfaust Galerie (Hamburg), Copro Nason (LA), Mindy Solomon Gallery (FL), and the Arts Students League (NY). In 2011, he was commissioned to create the official portraits for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremonies, and his paintings are in numerous private collections. His work has won many awards, including Gold & Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators and Cannes Lion. Marc is past President of the Illustration Conference (ICON) and chairman of the NY Society of Illustrators 47th Annual. A former instructor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and Texas State University, he is a recipient of the prestigious Hamilton King Award, and he was named Texas State Artist by the Texas Legislature and the Commission on the Arts.