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Balcones True Blue Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Balcones True Blue

Brand
Balcones
Expression
True Blue
Type
American Whiskey ~ Single Malt
Abv
63.60%
Produced at
Balcones Distilling
Region
Texas
Availability
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Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Intense. Prickly. Demerara sugar, molasses. Crab apples. New leather. Bee-waxed floor. In time, getting biscuity. With a hazelnut touch.
Palate
Surprisingly sweet giving the alcohol strength. Raisins and molasses. A rum character. Cooked bananas.
Finish
Fizzy, slightly oaky but there is fruit too, bananas!
Comment
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.

Rob Allanson

84
Nose
Spearmint chews, cola sweets, orange sherbet, honey and warm buttered cornbread. A sort of Old Demerara rum note to this as well. In time espresso and coffee grinds.
Palate
The alcohol bites but is tempered by a lush sweetness. Dark treacle and ripe bananas on a barbeque. Some tropical fruits are here too.
Finish
Oak grip, short and sweet.
Comment
Needs a little water to open out properly but the baby has certainly been brought up properly.
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