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- Brand: Balcones
- ABV: 50%
- Batch: TB10021
I've been wanting to track this particular whiskey down for a while now. I'm a sucker anytime a distillery experiments with ingredients that stray from the norm. This Balcones is made from 100% Texas blue corn.
Nose: Oddly enough this reminds me of a well-aged rum. Molasses, brown sugar, mustard?, salted pork, salty popcorn, old barn filled with straw (something I generally get in Balcones).
Palate: Yeah this is like a fusion between a good rum and a bourbon. Molasses, vanilla, white frosting, caramel, melted brown sugar, salted buttery popcorn, oaky. I would say it's sweeter than an average yellow-corn bourbon.
Finish: Molasses and brown sugar on the oaky finish.
Overall: This is so interesting and so different. It drinks a lot like a rum with bourbon influences to me. The blue corn makes it sweeter. I hope that distilleries who have the ability can continue using different ingredients and trying new things. There are so many types of heirloom corns out there and I would love to try a whiskey made with each one!