A Bourbon-Coffee Whiskey sweetened with pure agave nectar.
Devil’s River Whiskey launched their first product — a 90-proof Bourbon — in 2017 using sourced Spirits. President and co-founder Mike Cameron has been driving this upstart Texas-based Spirits company toward nationwide distribution and the opening of their own San Antonio distillery in Q4 of 2019. And they have managed to win a few awards along the way. If the Spirits industry had a "Who to Watch" list, these guys would be on it.
Devils River Coffee Bourbon starts with their core Texas Bourbon. So, it shares the mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% barley. The Spirit is aged in new oak, but then things get different. They procure fresh, Vienna-roasted coffee beans that have been sustainably harvested in Columbia, Brazil, and Honduras. They let these beans steep in the Bourbon for twenty-four hours. Then they sweeten the Spirit with pure agave nectar. The result is a complex, exotic, and sweet dram that adds a new dimension to cocktails. And it took home a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition to boot.
Devil’s River Whiskey takes its name from a limestone spring-fed river system that empties into a reservoir on the Rio Grande about 200 miles west of San Antonio where the distillery gets its water.