AN AWARD-WINNING, INDEPENDENT AMERICAN WHISKEY RANGE WITH OVER HALF A CENTURY OF EXPERIENCE IN EACH BOTTLE
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ABOUT US

WE LOVE WHISKEY!

Milam & Greene was created by founder Marsha Milam, whiskey expert and Master Blender Heather Greene, and Kentucky veteran Master Distiller Marlene Holmes. Our charming distillery sits in the lush, Texas Hill Country where the hot summers, mild winters, and wild temperature variances add spark and personality to our spirit. To achieve excellence, we bring in grains, yeast, barrels and experience from all across America to create our award-winning whiskies. As well as multiple gold, double gold and platinum awards from credible spirits competitions and high marks from Wine Enthusiast, in 2021 Milam & Greene was awarded the “People’s Choice Award” at The Texas Whiskey Festival and “Best in Show” out of 550 entrants at The American Craft Spirits Association.

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL?

Milam & Greene has truly shaken up the industry by harnessing a deep passion for whiskey and bringing so many different skills to the whiskey table. We’re the only independently owned and operated company in America that openly embraces a multitude of traditional and innovative ways to make stunning spirit under one label:

  • Our whiskey dream team embodies over 60 years of experience – more than any other craft whiskey company.
  • Excellent whiskey begins with the best ingredients, grains from Texas, Oregon, Wyoming and Washington unite to create robust aromatics and flavors. 
  • We use our own proprietary yeast recipe to yield beautiful aromas.
  • We distill on a 300-gallon copper pot still in the heart of Texas Hill Country AND on classic column stills in Bardstown, Kentucky – each produces different notes and character.
  • We age and batch vintage whiskies from various states together with our own characterful distillate to create unique and gorgeous flavors.
  • We source bourbon barrel gems for our limited, sought after “Single Barrel” range.
  • We mature and finish in multiple barrel types in Blanco, where the unique Texas terroir enables us to play with timing and tastes.
  • We release coveted small batch “grain to glass” whiskey and yearly limited editions.
  • We blind proof, hand bottle, and label each whiskey with tremendous care and heart.

Marsha Milam

Entrepreneur, Founder

Texas entrepreneur Marsha Milam brought her passion for
building successful ventures such as the Austin film-festival and “KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove” to Provision Spirits after breathing in a quiet moment inside a Kentucky warehouse. “All that quiet, the beauty, and the irreverence of whiskey spoke to me. It sits in that barrel and does exactly what it wants to do. You can’t rush it.”
With the launch of the Milam & Greene Whiskey range in Autumn 2019, she carried out her plans for expansion with what she refers to “Whiskey Dream Team.”
Marsha currently sits on the boards of The Austin Film Festival, the Clifford Antone Foundation, the HOPE Outdoor Gallery and H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities for Musicians & Entertainers).

Heather Greene

CEO, Partner, master blender

World-renowned whiskey expert, author and master blender, Heather Greene, leads the Provision Spirits business with direct oversight of product development, including blending her namesake, Milam & Greene Whiskey. She has gained recognition as an innovative CEO in the Whiskey industry and selected as one of Imbibe Magazine’s 75 People to Watch in 2020.

Before joining the company, Greene refined her whiskey blending skills while evaluating Scotch whisky for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh. She also worked with numerous distilleries around the globe, helping many beloved brands behind the scenes before bringing her talent to Milam & Greene in 2018. She is the author of The New York Times shortlisted “Whiskey Distilled, A Populist Guide to the Water of Life” about whiskey and whiskey flavor development. Greene was recently inducted into the inaugural class of the Order of the Writ, a fraternal organization that embraces the spirit of Bourbon.

 

Marlene Holmes

Master Distiller

Kentucky native, Marlene Holmes, joined Provision Spirits to help create and launch Milam & Greene. In her role as master distiller, Marlene oversees the distilling, aging, blending, batching, proofing, sourcing, finishing, and bottling of the award-winning Milam & Greene whiskey brand. Marlene is a stickler for perfection and takes a meticulous, creative, hands-on approach to ensure the production of top-quality whiskies. Under her direction, the team distills using a 300-gallon copper pot still in Texas as well as in continuous stills in her home state of Kentucky. The team travels to Kentucky to distill using its own mash bill, yeast recipe, and distillation processes. The whiskey is matured in both Kentucky and Texas.

Marlene started her career in whiskey in 1990 with Jim Beam in Kentucky. During her time with this classic bourbon brand, she honed her craft and learned all about the whiskey business before moving to Texas.