Review of Austonian Spirits by TexasRealFood

Lawrence Sasso, founder of Austonian Spirits, took advantage of his engineer’s background and found a way to create excellent Texas whiskey without using traditional oak barrels. He guards his secret process closely, and it makes Austonian Spirits the first company to bottle a sustainably matured whiskey. His process uses significantly less wood, and “reinvent(s) conventional barrel aging”.Most whiskey fans know about the damaging effects the whiskey industry brings because of the demand for oak barrels. The mission “to (create) an excellent tasting, and sustainably matured whiskey” drives Sasso and the Austonian team. The team must be doing the right things. Austonian Spirits has won top awards in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Texas Whiskey Festival. In 2017, it also took home a Best in Class Award in the Whiskies of the World competition.