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Balcones Texas Single Malt Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses

 

Balcones Texas Single Malt

Brand
Balcones
Expression
Texas Single Malt
Type
American Whiskey ~ Single Malt
Abv
51.00%
Produced at
Balcones Distilling
Region
Texas
Availability
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Dave Broom

79
Nose
Seems to be from the same stable as the last one. Levels of sweetness, butterscotch syrup, orange peel, and with water, a nutty maltiness.
Palate
Fatter on the tongue, with roasted spice and some buzzy alcohol. Again, it's young, but there's promise here. Delicate and precise beneath the wood.
Finish
Powdered ginger.
Comment
Clearly a lovely distillate. Hope to see it slightly older and more integrated.

Martine Nouet

76
Nose
Malty with an assertive oak note. Opens on fruit. Medlars. Stewed apples. Overcooked plum jam.
Palate
Sweet but crisp. Quite dry. Nutty and spicy. Ground ginger. Water makes the texture smoother. But it enhances the bitter flavours as well.
Finish
Dry, spicy, fizzy.
Comment
Oak is certainly present but does not mask the malty and fruity notes. Elegant austerity.
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