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Issue 111 - Production Tastings

Whisky Magazine Issue 111
April 2013

 

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Production Tastings

Grains

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

Ian
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.

Rob
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.


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

Ian
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.
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