Blaze Your Own
Trail in Life
and in Bourbon


My great-great uncle was legendary Texas cattleman Charles Goodnight, who drove herds of longhorn thousands of miles over the now-famous Goodnight-Loving Trail. His adventurous life inspired books, movies, and this bold, high-rye Texas bourbon. At a barrel strength of 115 proof, our intense whiskey delivers toasted caramel aromas, nutty flavors, and a peppery bite that lingers long past sunset.”


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ABVProofMash BillAged
57.5%11560% Corn | 36% Rye | 4% BarleySix years in charred American oak barrels

Charles Goodnight Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from Texas-grown corn and water sourced from deep local underground aquifers. The mash bill is packed with rye – 36% to be exact – for a peppery spice to complement the sweetness of the corn. This bold, high rye Texas bourbon is aged in new, charred American white oak barrels for six years in the intense Texas heat for a dark, rich, and hearty character. This unique aging process, when combined with locally sourced water and corn, means Charles Goodnight Whiskey is not just distilled in Texas… it is Texas, distilled.

Delivers toasted caramel aromas, nutty flavors, and a peppery bite.

The Inspiration

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The Founder

bill foley

A seasoned and successful entrepreneur, and the Great Great Nephew of Charles Goodnight, Bill has created prosperous enterprises built on integrity, vision, and his love for family. In tribute to his family legacy, Bill is expanding into the spirits category with the same drive and ambition as Charles Goodnight.

  • Built a renowned wine business through Foley Family Wines, which has an incredibly unique and diverse portfolio of wineries located throughout the most preeminent winegrowing regions of the world
  • A trailblazer in the sports & entertainment industry as owner of the 2022-2023 NHL Stanley Cup winning Vegas Golden Knights, and Black Knight Sports & Entertainment
  • A savvy businessman in the real estate services and specialty finance industries, where he is Executive Chairman for Fidelity National Inc., a Fortune 500 company

The Story

For Bill Foley, Charles Goodnight is not just part of Texas history. He’s part of the family. As his great-great nephew, Bill explains his personal story behind Charles and this special bourbon dedicated to him.


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