We had the opportunity of touring the incredible Blackland Distillery. This gem is a full service, upscale cocktail lounge, producing five sophisticated spirits: Vodka, Gin, Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, and Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon. Located in Fort Worth’s Foundry District, just west of downtown, Blackland houses a distillery open for tours, and a tasting room offering the latest craft cocktails, small plates, and event space! As we entered the stunning bar, we were surrounded by beauty, fragrance, and warm friendly staff eager to share their knowledge, talent, and showcase their fabulous spirits. After our tour we had a tasting of the five beautifully bottled spirits. All were outstanding but my senses were heightened as I tasted the Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon.
Perfectly balanced with a gentle, but identifiable, pecan taste on the front palate, a mouth of just-sweet-enough sugar bourbon as the dominate characteristic, and a smooth finish that leaves you wanting one more sip.
Fabulous on ice, neat, or mixed in any bourbon cocktail that speaks to you.
However, when tasting, my culinary juices started flowing thinking of all the recipes I could create. I immediately thought this spirit would be a fabulous addition to my Pecan Pie recipe. I used light corn syrup, and granulated sugar to not overpower, and let the flavor of the bourbon enhance this traditional dessert recipe. Top with vanilla bean ice cream for the perfect balance of flavor.
Bourbon Pecan Pie
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp Blackland Distillery Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon
- 1 ½ cups pecan pieces
- 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust
- Preheat oven to 350°
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and bourbon. Stir in Pecans. Pour filling into prepared pie crust.
- Bake on center rack of oven 60-70 minutes. Cool completely for 2 hours on a wire rack before serving.
Blackland Distillery it a MUST visit!! They have partnered exclusively with Tex Malt of Fort Worth to source locally grown, unique Texas grain as the foundation of its incredible spirits. Traditional methods combined with innovative aging, and infusing technology to craft vodka, gin, and whiskies that are unquestionably classic, and distinctively original. Enjoy!