If you read the last post on what an infinity decanter is then you know I have started my journey of maintaining one.
I have two decanters going at the moment; the first is strictly and only for Texas Whiskey, the second is for everything else.
It is recommended to keep a log or journal of the entries into the infinity decanter. My original idea was to get a beautiful leather bound journal to record what whiskeys are in it and when I enjoy a glass with a friend, but I would not be much of a whiskey nerd if that is all I did.
I decided to science it up by creating a detailed spreadsheet with the exact ratios and percentages of each whiskey in the decanter at all times. So at any time, I can tell you exactly how much of each whiskey is in the decanter. To do this, I have to be specific with my measurements going in the decanter and what I pour out of the decanter.
I decided to base all my measurements on 1.5 oz pours. Which does mean I have to measure each pour I make, but it allows me to be precise(ish) in my recording.
The whiskey in my Texas Whiskey Infinity Decanter
- Silver Star Whiskey 14.10% 14.10%
- Kooper Family Rye 7.05% 7.05%
- Yellow Rose Blended Whiskey 14.74% 14.74%
- Red River Pinot Noir Cask 7.05% 7.05%
- Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon 7.05% 7.05%
- Still Austin Whiskey Co. New Make Whiskey 7.05% 7.05%
- Balcones Distilling Baby Blue Whisky 7.05% 7.05%
- Swift Distilling Single Malt Sherry Cask 7.05% 7.05%
- Andalusia Whiskey Co. Stryker 7.05% 7.05%
- 1876 Texas Straight Bourbon 7.05% 7.05%
- Ben Milam Barrel Proof Bourbon 7.05% 7.05%
- Austonian Whiskey 7.69% 7.69%
Like with any proper whiskey, aging is not a bad thing, so I let the spirits sit, get to know each other, and blend for a bit before taking that first sip. The first sip was interesting with a finish that I was not expecting based on the nose and initial taste.
- Nose: Floral, caramel
- Mouth: toffee, charred, wood
- Finish: Hot, lingering heat
As we pour glasses, we will record the date and who shared the unique drink with us. As we add new whiskey to the mix, we will record it, and our ratios will adjust.
We would love to hear your stories or follow us on our journey.
Need a list of whiskeys to get you started? Check out our list of whiskeys distilled, bottled, or brands based in Texas.