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Balcones Texas Rum

(75cl, 63.9%)

Balcones Texas Rum

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Balcones Texas Rum Bottling Note

The Balcones distillers in Waco, Texas, have only gone and made their own rum! It's a molasses-based rum which has been double distilled and aged in a variety of casks with differing toast levels and made from differing oak varieties. Ought to be a fascinating tipple for both rum and whisky enthusiasts alike...

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Pleasingly sweet with brown sugar, golden syrup and a hint of juicy fruit. A very subtle, intriguing saline note develops the longer it's in the glass.

Palate: Rich, palate coating notes of brown sugar continue, complemented with dark chocolate and a touch of red berry. Vanilla comes through with toasty oak.

Finish: More red berry notes appear on the finish, with final notes of seaside rock sweets and bananas.

Overall: Rum from Texas - a rare though very welcome sight.

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Balcones Texas Rum Reviews

Fascinating.

The rum is so close to the single malt. I would swear it's a blend of the single malt whisky and the molasses rum but it probably isn't but it has taken on a great deal of character from the barrels the rum have been maturating in and it's only at the end of the taste experience you get the rum but it's quite dry and has taken on a load of tannings from the barrels but in a good way. It's a fascinating exsperiance how a rum can come out tasting like it does. With a bit of water the dryness calms and the molasses aroma starts to show it's self and the caramel and damp leather begin with some caramelised banana as well as a smidgen of coffee. It's a layered experience, almost alien if you will !!!

2nd November 2016

Good Balcones - It Aint Rum

Nobody enjoys Balcones more than me but this is a little disappointing. It simply doesn't taste like rum. I actually quite like it and if it were part of their whisky range it would tick the right boxes because it's pure Balcones spirit. Think of a progression from Baby Blue to True Blue to Balcones Texas Rum. It's pretty much on a par with their Texas Single Malt.

For rum aficionados you can give it a miss. At this price you can buy seriously good rum. Rum that tastes like rum. A bottle of Diplomatico Single Vintage 2000 is £20 cheaper and that is a stunningly good rum.

Most people who are fortunate to get their hands on a bottle of Balcones Rum are probably Balcones fans like me. If you are a lover of rum however you haven't missed much. El Dorado, Ron Zacapa, Appleton, Diplomatico etc etc have far better rum expressions at much lower prices. They are serious rum producers and not just dabbling in it.

A dilemma then. If you like Balcones buy it. If you want to spend £100 on a bottle of rum my advice is to look elsewhere.

30th October 2015

Dr J

Amazingly, Balcones rum shares myriad flavors with their distinctive blue corn and single malt whiskys -- it looks, smells, and tastes Balcones from start to finish. Pancakes, jam, that nutty Balcones signature... it has so many rich whisky flavors, yet candied plaintains speak up (softly) for the rum. Unique, enormously sweet, and wonderful with a lingering, lip-smacking finish.

24th October 2015

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