Review #871 – Balcones Texas Single Malt Whiskey

Review #871 | /r/Bourbon Review #461 – Balcones Texas Single Malt

The Schtick: This is a single malt whisky produced by Balcones in Texas, USA. It is “yard aged” in ex-bourbon barrels for an unspecified period of time.

This is Day #20 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far:

Distiller: Balcones (Texas)

Bottler: Balcones

ABV: 53% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Floral and fragrant. Musty cardboard. Lots of ethanol. Caramel and some faint sweetness.

Taste: Medium to thick mouth feel. Really reasonable heat on the palate. Musty wood, but not overwhelming. Caramel, raisin bread, toffee, oak and some cocoa. Faint tobacco.

Finish: Short, some heat, caramel and oak. Nice tobacco. No real musty or craft notes on the palate (hallelujah). Other than the heat, this seems perfectly alright.

Overall: Overall, I’m a bit impressed by this. I expected young, hot crafty and the only real offense I am seeing here is a bit more heat than I’d like.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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