Balcones Brimstone Whiskey 70cl

American Whiskey • 70cl • 53%
Product details
Balcones Brimstone
£54.75
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Country American Whiskey
Distillery/Brand Balcones
Style Corn Whiskey

Balcones Brimstone

American craft distiller Balcones created this smoky corn whisky, fittingly named the Brimstone, by smoking the whisky itself rather than the grain. It is innovative techniques such as this which are creating a buzz around American whisk(e)y at the moment.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Barbecue, steaks, brown sugar, raisins, honey roast pork. It's all there, a Texan aroma for a Texan whisky.

Palate Peppery and sweet in equal quantities with some herbal undertones and BBQ sauce overtones.

Finish The finish is like a pepper-rubbed steak with a little charcoal too!

Overall What's not to like about this big smoky whisky? Brimstone is an incredibly apt name for this barbecue of a dram. There is no pretension here.

Winner of 3 spirit awards

Gold
Gold
Other Grain Whisky - 2015
Wizards of Whisky Awards
Silver
Silver
US Craft Distillers - 2014
Wizards of Whisky Awards
Silver
Silver
American Whiskey NAS - 2014
The World Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Balcones Brimstone
Smoky with stone fruit
Yummy sweet and smoky . My favorite whiskey
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Add CO2 and vanilla ice cream. Put on your roller skates.
Imagine A&W root beer without the CO2, boiled with charcoal and peat until H2O almost gone. Then turpentine added for taste and body. My parents used to give me coal oil and sugar for flu when I was a kid. Liked it then. Helped the symptoms. But check your liver enzymes as a baseline. My dad was Texan.
Wayne F , United States
one year ago
Texas Laphroaig
I can see how this is a love it or hate it whiskey. It starts off with an almost unpleasant smoked food taste. It reminded me of Chechil and Lapsang Souchong or like licking a bbq pit. However the more you drink it the less you notice the smoke and the more you notice all the complex flavors it has to offer. It’s comparable to an Islay scotch in that way. Flavors of rock candy, salted toffee, grilled corn, butter and brisket burnt ends. I want to buy a few bottles of this just to cellar because I never want to run out of this stuff.
Devilman , United States
4 years ago
Like drinking a bonfire
Dominic Roskrow said that this tasted like scraping the burnt meat off the bbq, griding it with charcoal and adding that to a bourbon. Its a pretty accurate description of this whisky but if you like Smokey whiskys, this is a must have in the cabinet.

I personally love it but it's an acquired taste.
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
Texas comes to the cabinet. Try it!
Different in all the best ways. I love a peaty scotch (Lagavulin is my fave). This is not that ... but excellent. Smoky but not mediciny. This is a great try for anyone that likes smoke in their whiskey. Surprisingly even and smooth start to the wonderful smoky finish.
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
Nice and smoky
Very, very well done. Single malt scotch feel but in a bourbon whiskey. For those that like smoky, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re a Laphroig, Ardbeg or Lagavulen fan, you’ll like this one.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
Adventurous Whiskey
I found a lot of depth in this whiskey. I wasn't sold at first but as I made my way through the first glass, I gained an appreciation for its flavor. Maybe not my favorite but a good one to try. I'd probably give it 4.5 stars.
Sean R , United States
5 years ago
Adventurous Whiskey
There's a lot of depth to the flavor of this whiskey. I wasn't sold at first but as I made my way through the glass I furthered my appreciation of it. Maybe not my favorite but it's a good one to try.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
For the adventurous - It's not normal whisky.
This whisky divides opinion more than any other but it tastes like no other whisky so that is not surprising. I love it but I'll add that if you want a traditional whisky experience don't even think about it. This is not peat smoke but a wild bush fire smoke. Burning wood and scrub bush with Tabasco sauce poured on top. For people that like to experience something a bit way out it's for you. Texas in a glass. Don't bother if you want a typical profile.
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
Eh
Different can be good, intense can be good. But this is just not good (to me). I poured it for a friend who liked it but couldn't get through a whole glass of it, which says something about its drinkability. Maybe this should only be sold in half bottles.
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago