Saturday, October 23, 2021

Balcones Texas Whisky

Best in Class GOLD -- World Whisky Awards 2021
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Balcones Lineage Texas Single Malt Whisky...$37.99 / 750ml
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Lineage is a marrying of the traditional Scotch Single Malts that have long been an inspiration to us with innovative approaches to grain and maturation to celebrate Texas provenance.
Made from both Scottish and Texas-grown barley and aged in both refill and new oak barrels, Lineage celebrates both old and new traditions.
47% ABV
NOSE:  Sweet and indulgent, sourdough starter and cream soda, mulled cider, bruised banan and peaches, tea tree
TASTE: Caramelized sweetness, soft oak, manuka honey, chestnuts and hint of red wine reduction
FINISH:  Late palate builds into the transition to finish, slight prickle with more tea tree, black tea and hint of cinnamon

Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky...$59.99
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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.

Balcones True Blue Corn Whiskey 100 proof....$43.99
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NOSE: ripe apricots & mango with cinnamon, singed sugar on top of cocoa and dried chillies
TASTE: deep oak and char, black tea and salty baking chocolate, old leather, roasted corn and coffee
FINISH: lingering dried cherries & blackberries followed by toasty bitter chocolate with pleasant oak tannins

Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky...$33.99
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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
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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

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