Lewisville, Texas – March 2, 2023 - BENDT Distilling Co. is releasing their latest extension in the UNBENDT Straight whiskey lineup, introducing UNBENDT Straight Bourbon - Bottled in Bond. This highly anticipated release follows the release of UNBENDT Straight Wheat Whiskey and UNBENDT Straight Malt Whiskey in 2022. This bourbon, highlighting local Texas grains, is comprised of Denton County Yellow Dent Corn, Texas Elbon Rye, and 6-Row Distillers Malt. Aged for at least four years in the volatile Texas climate using standard 53 gallon new charred American white oak barrels. At 100 proof/50% ABV, this whiskey warms up with vanilla, oak and caramel, leading to a lingering sweet finish; this expression highlights the true taste of what we at BENDT believe Texas Whiskey is all about. This bourbon was distilled in January 2018 by Head Distiller and Founder, Ryan DeHart. With this limited release, 5 barrels were carefully selected by Head Blender and Founder, Natasha DeHart. “We’ve found that our sweet spot in north Texas is between 4 and 6 years in a barrel, allowing the whiskey to shine and best representing what we stand for at BENDT” Natasha says. “It’s extremely important to pull barrels at just the right time. With our volatile Texas climate, barrels get a workout. Sampling regularly and keeping a close eye on the aging process of each batch is key for consistency in flavor profile.” The first release of Bourbon is expected to hit select retail stores and restaurants around March 2nd, Texas Independence Day, and is the first of two releases in 2023. Suggested retail price for UNBENDT Straight Bourbon is $59.99 per 750ml bottle.
BENDT Distilling Co. was founded in 2012 and has grown over the past decade to include a number of high quality distilled spirits, including their flagship blended whiskey, BENDT No. 5, which is a blend of five individual whiskeys all distilled, aged, and bottled on site in Lewisville, Texas. BENDT Distilling Co. is located at 225 S. Charles Street in Old Town Lewisville, Texas in the former home of the local Piggly Wiggly grocery store. The distillery tasting hall is open Monday-Saturday. Tours are available at select times on Fridays and Saturdays, with tickets available online at www.bendtdistillingco.com/tour-booking. Straight from the Barrel bottle fills are available at the distillery on select UNBENDT whiskeys, all hand-bottled at cask strength, and including a hand written label with distilling date, bottle date, barrel number and proof. Fresh house-made food menu, craft cocktails, BENDT beer and wine options are available in the distillery tasting hall. #getbendt