Review #321. Balcones Brimstone


Review #321: Balcones Brimstone

Whiskey Network Review #321 | /r/Bourbon Review #180 – Balcones Brimstone, 106pf | 53.0% ABV


Distiller: Balcones (Texas)

**Mashbill: ** 100% Hopi Blue Corn

**ABV: ** 53.0% | 106pf

Nose: Smokey. Vegetal. Woody, ashy, oaky.

Taste: Ash, fire, dry smokey vanilla, tannins out the wazoo. This tastes like a bonfire, if one was physically in the bonfire.

Finish: Long, a good deal of heat, the woody, oaky, ashy, smokey char goes for miles.

Overall: This is a really, really, interesting dram and I’m glad to have revisited it. Despite being all smoke, there are some interesting nuances there between all of the smoke. I don’t love it, though, since it’s just a massive smoke overdose. It would be very interesting in a cocktail of sorts, though. I’m going to give this a Rank 5 – it’s good and has no flaws but I don’t see myself reaching for this all too often.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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