Texas Single Malt
A very interesting single malt American whisky from Texas, this was distilled at Balcones and was "yard-aged" in ex-bourbon American oak before bottling in 2012. Expect huge flavours from this one...
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Nose: Freshly baked banana bread with undertones of honey and vanilla and just the faintest hint of cedar wood at the back. Suggestions of roasted chestnuts and heavy cream.
Palate: Ester-y with apple and orchard fruits. Brown sugar makes an appearance and transforms into molasses.
Finish: Warm, woody spices and some breadiness, but not necessarily maltiness, completes this luscious single malt.
Taste of Texas
Received this as a gift in a sample set. The Master of Malt tasting notes are spot on, and this was a pleasantly easy drinkin' whisky from my great home state of Texas. The nose and palate were quite delightful. However, I found the finish to be a bit heavy on the woody spices. The breadiness (which I find best resembled bread crust) is all too quickly lost in a warm wash of campfire ash. I'd recommend pairing this with dry-rubbed BBQ and salted baked potato!
15th December 2014
We had this on a whisky tasting, theme "World whiskies awards 2014". It was rated second best. Most people liked it very much. "A really good example of a X-mas whisky" was one of the reviews.
17th November 2014
Well worth the trouble
Thank you! I live on Texas, I can not purchase Balcones whisky here on Texas. In one large chain store I was told you could not purchase Balcones products unless you were a personal friend of the owner. Reordering now. Thanks again !!
18th June 2014
A really nice surprise!
We discovered this in San Antonio. Was able to purchase a bottle. At our Christmas open house, I brought out the bottle to serve it to only one guest. I got distracted and at the end of the party it was all gone. Guests were mixing it with coke!!!! My husband has since forgiven me!
8th March 2014
Wasn't expecting this whisky to be this good...! Very rich, caramel, deep toffee nose and a big punchy flavour. Similar to a Jura in my opinion, very impressed!
16th December 2013