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Balcones Texas Single Malt 53%

(75cl, 53.0%)
Balcones Texas Single Malt  53%
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(15 Reviews)
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Texas Single Malt Bottling Note

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...

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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User Reviews of the Balcones Texas Single Malt 53%

my favorite..

not sure if post-Tate products will be as good.. i'm stocking up the ones that he made (pre-2015).. they are just so good.. amazing combination of flavor and balance and creaminess..

9th November 2015


Not one of the traditional glens you can get from Scotland. No heavy woody taste but great with buttery flavors almost butterscotch, and a really good finish. Probably the best single malt whiskey I have ever tasted. Chip Tate is a genius.

21st October 2015

Amazing.. one of the best!

Balance between peatiness and smooth/sweet flavor is just so impressive! Great Texan!

13th October 2015


Balance between the peatiness and smooth/sweetness.. so so impressive w this Texan!

13th October 2015

To the User Below me...

It's more like a bourbon than a scotch. But really more than that, it tastes like a good ole' Texas Whiskey :)

2nd September 2015

scotch or bourbon?

does this most resemble a Scottish malt or a bourbon please?

21st June 2015

Best Whiskey They Have

I am no expert when it comes to whiskey, but I tried a fair amount of Balcones' when I toured their distillery in Waco, TX. This was so good, I bought two bottles on the way out (for $60 each! There was a limit of only 2). I will be visiting again soon - as soon as I run out.

17th February 2015

Very smokey, strong finish of oak.

This was with some water to bring the alcohol burn down. Drinking straight, I noted burnt brown sugar tones, perhaps molasses, & notes of vanilla, but the alcohol burn overshadowed & overtook the whisky. Not a favorite.

14th February 2015

Wonderful but fleeting?

The magic is there, but it may well have come from Chip Tate as President and distiller. He has left Balcones and the secrets of the art may well have gone with him. Let's hope not, and enjoy if you can!

20th December 2014

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

X-mas whisky

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

"My Bad"

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

A really nice surprise!

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

A new favorite!

This is the best American whisky I've ever tasted!

8th December 2013

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