Art comes in many different forms—from the simplest line drawing to the most complex symphony—but all good art has something in common: It begins with inspiration.
The Artist is galvanized by a visit from the Muse and can’t help but take up the chisel, the pen, the camera, the paintbrush.
This is a whiskey for the dreamers, the visionaries, and the Artists who inspire us all. It’s the ultimate marriage of the art and the muse.
The spirit’s blushing, oaky hue foretells a complex nose, with hints of honey, cherries, fig, clove and coffee.
No one said making whiskey was easy. But we decided to make it about as difficult as possible, because dammit, we like a challenge.Buy now
That means we went all the way to Scotland and asked the world's best stillmaker to build us a 42-foot column still. It means we promised never to use any grains grown outside the state of Texas, no matter how rare or obscure those grains might be.Buy now
And it means we embrace an inclusive and imaginative worldview: Whiskey for the artists, the outsiders, and the ne'er-do-wells. Long live bourbon.Buy now
The Artist Behind the Label
To create a darker mood for this more robust version of our flagship whiskey, we turned once again to the label artist for the Straight Bourbon. World-renowned artist (and Austinite) Marc Burckhardt helped us craft a nighttime scene featuring our beloved Musician, with a starry night sky that reflects the mysterious nature of the spirit inside the bottle.Buy now
Shake all ingredients in a tin with ice, strain into a coupe. Orange peel garnishBuy now
Shake all ingredients in a tin with ice, strain into a rocks glass with ice. Lemon peel/cherry garnishBuy now
In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube, bitters, and water. Add rye and stir with ice. Rinse a chilled glass with absinthe and dump. Pour contents of mixing glass into the chilled glass; express a lemon peel over cocktail and rim the glass; discard lemon peel.Buy now
Add rye, lemon, simple syrup in a tin with ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Gently and slowly, pour wine over the back of a spoon held just above the cocktail’s surface, letting the wine float at top of glass. Zest lemon peel over the cocktail, and run around the rim of the glass, drop into the cocktail for garnish.Buy now