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Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

Balcones

Balcones Baby Blue
Corn Whisky - U.S.A. - 46.00%
7 A lovely dram, balanced between fruit and oak. Leaves a pleasant fresh taste.

Balcones Brimstone Corn Whiskey
Non Bourbon - U.S.A. - 61.00%
6 For some reason I keep thinking of Gram Parson's immolation at Joshua Tree.

Balcones Texas Single Malt
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 51.00%
7 Clearly a lovely distillate. Hope to see it slightly older and more integrated.

Balcones True Blue
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 63.60%
8 Seems to have a rum influence. A finish? No it is a corn American whiskey? I wouldn't have guessed. A rich aromatic profile and a pleasantly surprising alcohol mastering.

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