Texas Whiskey Talk

Ep #7 - MKT Distillery Tasting Room

December 11, 2019 Justice Season 1 Episode 7
Texas Whiskey Talk
Ep #7 - MKT Distillery Tasting Room
Show Notes Transcript

Howdy folks, Justice here with the 7th Episode of Texas Whiskey Talk the voice of the Texas Whiskey Experience. This episode is Part #2 of our two part series where the Weave and I visited MKT Distillery in Katy, Texas. In Part #1, we did a walking and talking tour through the distillery. In Part #2, we sit down with Nick and Nici Jessett and they run us through all of their spirits and craft cocktails. As far as spirits go they’ve got gin, vodka, moonshine, white dog and couple of Texas Whiskeys. You’re going to want to try them all, I’m not a gin guy but that gin is highly drinkable. Not a juniper bomb, citrus forward, great summer drink. As far as vodka their Bloody Mary is voted #1 in Katy Texas and then their whiskeys have got that unique element of having rice incorporated into the mash bill. You’re going to want to try it all. 

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Speaker 1:

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Speaker 2:

Patty folks justice here with the seventh episode of Texas whiskey talk, the voice of the Texas whiskey experience. This episode is part two of our two part series where the weave and I visited MKT distillery in Katy, Texas. In part one. We did a walking and talking tour through the distillery in part two. We sit down with Nick and Nikki Jessett and their tasting room and they run us through all of their spirits and craft cocktails as far as spirits go. They got Jen vodka, moonshine white dog, and a couple of different Texas whiskeys . You're going to want to try them all. I'm not a gen guy, but that gen , highly drinkable, not a Juniper bomb , citrus forward, great summer drink. As far as vodka, all I know is they're bloody. Mary has voted number one in Katy, Texas, and then their whiskeys . They've got that unique element of having rice incorporated into the mash bill. So you're gonna want to try it all. Uh, really hope you enjoy this episode. If you do join the Texas whiskey nation and follow the Texas whiskey experience on Instagram and Facebook and Texas, whiskey exp on Twitter. Also subscribed to Texas whiskey experience on YouTube and Texas whiskey. Talk on iTunes, Google play and Spotify and check out our website, Texas whiskey experience.com and subscribe to our newsletter and we'll shoot you whiskey updates on your email and with that, enjoy. Cheers.

Speaker 3:

Hi folks, back here at NKT . We've got our Texas wisdom trail membership cards. We're going to get checked in here at the tasting room. The weeds checked in. So what ? What does a trail member get as far as a benefit, right ? What benefits do we get here? [inaudible] so we didn't travel laser , you get a free two hour , you get a free tasting or you get 20% of all harsh effects , not bottles, candy bottles, but all the other merchant . Yup . Pounds of rice. Yes, you can buy pounds of rice. Right now we only had the 20 pound bag available those . So we recommend you go that route. It is , but yeah, it didn't last you for a while . I'm not sure if they do any of them. So let's end with the whiskey . Let's start. So the Jen , where's the gin ? Okay, so the Jen said if y'all want to get the gin, you want to taste for her, the sergeants, you guys smell it and then tell us what you think. I'm not a , this is really easy. I like more citrusy, especially for hot weather, Texas drinking kind of stuff. What we wanted to do, we wanted to make a gym. That was the Android gym . Right? So it's not your [inaudible] awesome. Really . I really enjoyed it . The next is which one is the next? Okay, the next is the Bobcat. So this is a hundred percent corn. Yeah , no , we'll try that one day. Yeah , we'll try [inaudible] yeah, that makes sense . Actually. Really, really well though. We do have the best money . Mary and Katie voted the best money. Marion , Haiti , use the spot. You might be able to, we made the opening ceremonies a killer. All right . The next one is going to be our moonshine, right? Sugar wash. then when we ferment, we gross Katie rice and some crap cause we don't care . So it is, it isn't a moonshine, it's not flavored moonshine. A little more mellow. And then a lot of new times that people are like, Hey try this from more mellow just because a lot of times are stupid and they don't need [inaudible] . I always say the [inaudible] . It is a very unique flavor when you have a box that goes in like a tropical country franchise , one of our top sellers. It's great frozen now . It does . It's very, there's certain things that you cannot put it in because of just the flavor, but it actually does really well if you just shows them some red bull, red bull, mountain Dew, red bull. And so your dairy is one of my, so yeah , take it off. It's a whole thing for you. Right. So that's what you're looking for. [inaudible] less than one hour. What's on our label ? Yes. And it doesn't have to be a girl. It could be a book. Yeah . Yeah. I did search and look for them. What most people expect it is not age does not get the flavors from the [inaudible] , so it's very, very different. So why would want it to do this? And we started, this operates on white rock. Why can those two be good silver as long as they can , not the snowball . You should be awesome by itself without being [inaudible] . So we started that [inaudible] yeah. [inaudible] a little bit over the past couple of months just to see. Make sure it's still good. Do you tell the difference between the [inaudible] process that it goes through? Get nervous about it . You make one more . We're going to do this with our toast that we normally do. Oh , so there you go . [inaudible] [inaudible] 22 months when I proved it. What's the proof on this one? 99 awesome . Cheers. Cheers. Are you ready to do some mixed drinks? Yeah . Awesome . [inaudible] what was your , do you like to have to go? Do you like to have a Chico water? Okay. Just want to make sure that you do like that. Cocktail competition. Popular best . Yes. The corn whiskey. Where can we find your bottle right here? Well you're right here, right now we are talking to some wholesalers, I'm wanting to make sure that we had get established here, Taylor . And so now that we've kind of got established, they know when their 30 days is that when they can buy again. And so now that we're kind of at that point we pick one scene and then hopefully you'll be able to see it in some restaurants and things like that. But right now they can , they can come sampling. We looked everywhere. We've been lucky enough to sell about four days a month. So that's kind of for this one's place. I do all the bottling and the proofing and the labeling. Yeah . Yup . But we had a bottling party. The last is I bottled and then I have my little process. I don't like people to mess with back cause it's you a small little room and I do two at a time so it's a lot. But I'll do that and then I'm going to make it , I'll take it out and people will tighten the caps I put them on, but I don't tighten them all the way to see me . One final twist and don't do that and then put the labels off for us. I used to do that all myself and then I was like, I'm tired down a lot. So yeah. So um , but it's been, I mean it's been fun if we have more and more people that are like, let us know when you're going to bottle up . And it actually went a lot quicker the last time we had four or five people that were here helping us. Yes. Lots of water . Relax right there . Yeah , it's awesome. Refreshing. [inaudible] I'm branching out now like sweet drinks or not so much. Do you like ginger beer or ginger beer? Overly sweet drinks. So that's why it's a partnership. I'm the neat guy and old fashioned . So we're still working and tinkering with that recipe because we can't go buy off the shelf and use it here. [inaudible] we're going to start that. [inaudible] is really good about finding different recipes, listening to what people say around here. He listens to people, he hears the customers and when they say something, so he'll bring in stuff and he'll be like, Hey, we're going to try this today. You know, and if he hears that people are here, the kids are here and they need some type of drink, it keeps them on in stock for them. So 17 different and we're growing a green circle that's not on there. We do have the community water. So that is our , you heard of the Proctor branch . We don't have tequila yet . Um, so yeah , those things are just [inaudible] and we're still tinkering with that recipe. What's good , what's not . We have to sample. Want to make sure that what we gave you all is good. [inaudible] and then my way you can tell I've been laying on the victim. Excellent. Alright . Once you get down to intake in Katy Stiller , Tyson award money cocktails, get your bag of rice and enjoy the text's whiskey experience. Cheers guys. Cheers.

Speaker 2:

They folks. That's a wrap on our two part series at MKT distillery. The weave , and I had a fantastic time hanging out with Nick and Nikki , and they have a gem of a little distillery there in Katy, Texas. You're definitely gonna want to check out this stop on the Texas whiskey trail and also let us know what you think about the show. Join the Texas whiskey nation and subscribe to the Texas whiskey experience on YouTube and Texas whiskey. Talk on iTunes, Google play, and Spotify. Leave us your comments. We'd like to know what you think. Cheers. [inaudible] .