The characteristic smooth quality that Texas wheat delivers makes it all the way through to Lone Elm’s final bottling. When they started Five Points Distilling, they had already decided that wheat would produce the quality they were looking for in their spirits. Their distillery was custom-designed and built to produce wheat spirits. They soon partnered with a local farmer to obtain all of the soft, red winter wheat that is used in the distilling process. They created their own local ecosystem that allows them to re-use spent mash that is fed to cows to help re-fertilize crops and help produce a better quality of wheat.
Water is another important component in distilling spirits. Lone Elm’s rainwater collection and treatment system employs both UV purification and reverse osmosis. This purified water adds yet another appealing layer to the flavor of their spirits.
Their barrels are made of American White Oak sourced from the Ozark Mountains. They use only new barrels to store and age whiskey. The used barrels are sold to other spirits makers who use them to make other categories of spirits or blends.
The Texas weather is another factor that plays a key role in their whiskey’s maturation. Their whiskey matures quicker than traditional whiskey-producing regions due to the wide temperature swings that are a common feature of the Texas climate.
Their process, while rooted in traditional methods, employs the latest techniques and technology. Rest assured, when you buy Lone Elm spirits, you’re getting the best quality-combined with an environmentally-conscious footprint!