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East Texas Bourbon Society Barrel Picks

East Texas Bourbon Society barrel picks are hand selected by a group of board members for the benefit of the group.  Barrel picks are released to member's only.  Unsold bottles may be released to non-members at a higher price.  


Future pick announcements will be made via the member's only Facebook group and the mailing list from this website.  

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PICK #6 - October 2022

Still Austin

Pearl's Anthem

The ETBS has long been big fans of the Still Austin Whiskey company.  We have been inquiring about a barrel pick from them for several years.  They finally opened their barrel program this year and we were thrilled to be among the first to get one.  We were also thrilled to send the first all female picking team to Austin to select this barrel.  Our ladies were unanimous in their decision on the best barrel and we could not be more thrilled with the results.  


Pearl's Anthem is the same mash bill as their cask strength Musician, which is 70% corn, 25% Rye, 5% malted barley, and 100% Texas!  Barrel #121 is 27 months old and came in at 116 proof.  

A portion of the proceeds from all bottle sales will be donated to For The Silent.  A local non-profit that fights under aged sex trafficking in our area.

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PICK #5 - February 2022

Lone Elm

Bottle vs Bottle

The ETBS visited the Five Points Distillery in Forney, TX.  The day was spent getting to know the story of the distillery, touring the facilities, and sampling barrels.  Our highly professional sampling team tasted many barrels.  At the end of the day there were two clear favorites.  Unable to choose the greater of the two, we decided to take them both!

Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from all bottle sales will be donated to a local family in need!


This release will be two, 375mL bottles, sold as a set.  

The White Spy - Barrel #696 - 122.1 Proof

The Black Pay - Barrel #770, 122.8 Proof





This Tumbling Dice barrel pick is a 6 year aged MGP coming is at 117 proof.   This is a high rye single barrel bourbon.  It is one of their first 6 year picks ever.  


PICK #3 - MAY 2021



From the Balcones distillery out of Waco, this Texas single malt whiskey was aged for 4 years in new American oak barrels and comes in at a smoking 128.6 proof!

This was a collaborative pick with Heritage Wine & Spirits out of Longview.  

Spoiler alert!  There's a loooong finish! 


PICK #2 - JANUARY 2021


Axe and The Oak Barrel #6   7 yr

In 2013, Axe and The Oak set out to make a delicious bourbon. Eight years later as we purchased their oldest barrel ever released, we can confirm that they have accomplished their goal. 


Our latest release, coming in at 108 proof, has been a fan favorite as we celebrate the new year. While drinking this Fight Club themed bottle, remember, the first rule of 2021 is don't talk about 2020!


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For our first ever barrel pick we wanted to select a barrel to honor the installation of our third East Texas Bourbon Society Chapter, E.T.B.S. Nacogdoches. Believe us when we tell you the stars could not have aligned any more perfect than how they came together on this barrel pick! 


Bottle Specs : TahWahKaro Barrel #2 (Yes the second barrel ever.) - 65% Corn, 11% Wheat, 11% Rye, 6% Rye Malt, 6% Malted Barley, 1% Cara-Amber Barley. This is their first Straight Texas Bourbon Whiskey to be sold, and we highly doubt barrel one will ever be sold! We bottled these beauties at 124 proof with a light non-chill filtration. 

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