About Andalusia Stryker Smoked Single Malt Whiskey
The story of the Andalusia Whiskey Co. begins with Tommy Erwin and Ty Phelps. The pair met while working at the Real Ale Brewing Company, soon becoming best friends. Tommy, a microbiologist, was in charge of the lab, while Ty was the lead brewer. They decided to team up, combine their backgrounds of brewing, chemistry, biology, culinary arts, and restaurant management, and venture into the world of whiskey. While looking for a name, they came upon some papers that showed that the land where their distillery was being built, was once home to Andalusia Ranches, the Texas Hill Country reminiscent of Andalucia, Spain. Thus, Andalusia Whiskey Company came to be.
The company produces hand-crafted grain-to-glass whiskey using a mash of the finest American malted grains. The whiskey is distilled in Blanco, Texas, using their handmade copper pot still. They currently have 4 whiskeys in their core lineup: The White, Triple Distilled, Revenant Oak, and Stryker.
Andalusia Stryker takes its cues from Scotch whisky. Namely, the tradition of smoking malted barley that Islay peated whisky is known for. There's no peat burned here, however. Instead, the malted barley used in the expression is smoked with oak, mesquite, and apple woods ― in the vein of the Texas BBQ. The double-distilled whiskey matures for at least 2 years in charred oak before being bottled at 100 proof.
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About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
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