The Schtick: This is supposedly (according to Balcones) the first whiskey on the market, produced in Texas, since Prohibition. It is made from heirloom blue corn.
This is Day #22 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far:
- Day 1, Big House Bourbon
- Day 2, Kings County Bourbon
- Day 3, Johnny Drum Private Stock
- Day 4, John J. Bowman Single Barrel
- Day 5, Rye Royal 20yr
- Day 6, Big Bottom Bourbon
- Day 7, Copper Pony Rye, 6mo
- Day 8, Hayes Parker Bourbon, 6mo
- Day 9, Winchester Rye, 6mo
- Day 10, Winchester Straight Bourbon, 2yr
- Day 11, Winchester Extra Smooth Bourbon
- Day 12, Willett Pot Still
- Day 13, Hooker’s House Sonoma Style High Rye Pinot Noir Finished Bourbon
- Day 14, Knox Whiskey Works 70/30 Single Barrel, MC”s Selection
- Day 15, Homestead Barrel Proof
- Day 16, Boondocks Cask Strength American Whiskey
- Day 17, Old Forge Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon, McScrooge’s Selection
- Day 18, David James 10yr Straight American Whiskey
- Day 19, 1816 Chattanooga Cask Whiskey McScrooge’s Selection
- Day 20, Virgin Bourbon 7yr
- Day 21, Balcones Texas Single Malt
Distiller: Balcones (Texas)
ABV: 46% ABV
Nose: Sweet rich cream. Nice vanilla. Muted corn. Not much else here.
Taste: Corn, caramel, odd vitamin note. Some cocoa, light oak, pepper. Weird fruity notes. Thin, no real heat. Sort of musty.
Finish: Short, no real heat here. Tastes like shredded wheat cereal, faint oak, some vanilla.
Overall: This isn’t terrible, the nose is the best part, though. From there it’s down hill. I’m going to give this a 4, though. I really enjoyed the nose, the palate was good and the finish wasn’t bad. That’s saying a lot here in Craft Whiskey Land
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