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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Balcones Texas Whisky






Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky...$59.99
A timeless style of malt whisky, Balcones “1” Texas Single Malt breathes new life into centuries of distilling tradition with classic techniques and ingredients adapted for New World tastes. Opening aromas bear hints of toffee and overripe fruits. On the palate, layers of toasted malt and honey give way to mellow notes of baked pears and apples. A long finish is accompanied by cinnamon and cloves. Texas made, Texas proud, we hope you enjoy the whisky we owe our success to as much as we enjoy making it.
NOSE
ripe, buttered stone fruit, banana and pears; honey and rose water with delicate citrus accents
TASTE
silky and full on the palate; lightly toasted bread with fresh butter and marmalade
FINISH
long finish with lingering toast and burnt sugar notes morphing into rich malt and wood flavors with counterbalancing acidity






Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky...$33.99
BLUE CORN WHISKY
The first Texas whisky on the market since Prohibition, Baby Blue is crafted from roasted heirloom blue corn. This rich and oily maize adds new sophistication to the corn whisky tradition while keeping the freshness and verve of classic American distilling. Intentionally youthful, Baby Blue captures the essence of this prized corn with a round nuttiness, roasted overtones and refined complexity. The mouthfeel is viscous with a soft finish. A true Texas original that we are delighted to share with the world.

Roasted heirloom blue corn is the pride of this Texas whiskey. The maize is unctuous, and it adds weight to the mouthfeel, which broadens and disperses across the mouth. Flavors and aromas of walnut—along with a slight nut tannin quality—tangle with peach and Anjou pear notes. At 96 proof, there’s still a soft touch to the palate and nose, perhaps a touch of black pepper to ramp up the sweeter tones of toffee oak and brown sugar
Rated 95/100 Tasting Panel


Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon...$25.99
TEXAS POT STILL BOURBON
Big flavors have always been the cornerstone of our prized Texas Whiskies, and Texas Pot Still Bourbon is no exception. Made grain-to-glass using a traditional pot still distillation ensures a rich and viscous spirit that stands up to aging in new charred oak without losing its essence. Each dram is full of character and body, with an aromatic entry and soft finish, for an approachable yet memorable experience.
NOSE
Honeycrisp apples, toasted oak, kettle corn, graham cracker, oiled glove
TASTE
honey, sweet cream, candied pecans, sandalwood and leather
FINISH
soft and sweet, drying and tannic fade with lingering spice



Balcones Texas Rye 100 Proof...$33.99
A RYE MASH BILL CREATION
Our 100% Rye Mashbill began with Elbon Rye from Northwest Texas accompanied by crystal, chocolate and roasted rye. Driven by constant curiosity, we distilled our Rye in our copper pot stills, bringing new subtlety and perspective to our approach
NOSE
soft charred oak, black tea and cracked pepper open up to fruit and chocolate covered cherries
TASTE
creamy buttery toffee, building to peppery spice notes with hints of coffee and nuts
FINISH
peanut butter and dark chocolate
A luscious, lovely rye that’s fresh and spicy; aromatic, silky, and toasty with long, memorable flavors of spice and caramel. Deep, balanced, and long.
Rated 94/100 Tasting Panel

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