Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Issue 111 - Production Tastings

Whisky Magazine Issue 111
April 2013


This article is 5 years old and some information provided may be time sensitive. Please check all details of events, tours, opening times and other information before travelling or making arrangements.

Copyright Whisky Magazine © 1999-2018. All rights reserved. To use or reproduce part or all of this article please contact us for details of how you can do so legally.

Production Tastings


Brimstone Corn Whisky
Balcones Distilling
ABV: 53%
Bottling: Distillery
Region: USA

Nose:Embers, toastyness, dried herbs, light sprinkling of freshly ground pepper, mellow corn, with underlying oak and toffee emerging.
Palate:Lightly creamy texture. Chocolate, mellow spice and corn take off together, laced with toastyness and subtle underlying dryness, freshly ground pepper and zesty lemon.
Finish:Toastyness, dryness, oak, toffee and fresh pepper.
Comments: It's all about counter-point, with different flavours balancing and enhancing each other. Adding water makes the palate fruitier and creamier.

Nose:Once you get past the smoky BBQ, there is lots of corn sweetness. Brown sugar, honey, rum soaked raisins. Some herbal notes lurk, sage and thyme
Palate:All spicy, smoky BBQ goodness. There's smoked pepper heat and brown sugar sweetness.
Finish:Warm and spicy with some peppery tones.
Comments:A serious whiskey that balances corn sweetness with smoke.

True Blue Corn Whisky
Balcones Distilling
ABV: 58%
Bottling: Distillery
Region: USA

Nose:Fudge, apricots, tiramisu. Corn emerges with a hint of spice, followed by lightly pungent oak and dark chocolate.
Palate:Lightly luscious texture. Fudge, apricots, lemons and dry, underlying oak, hint of toastyness,growing intensity includes fresh pepper, mellow spice, corn and dried fruit.
Finish:Dryness leads with toastyness, subtle chocolate and oak hints, followed by a hint of creamyness and dried fruit.

To read all of this article...
Please register with Already registered? Login now.


Whisky gift and present finder