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Balcones True Blue

Texas Blue Corn

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@casualtortureReview by @casualtorture

26th Jan 2024


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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!


Victor commented

@casualtorture good to have you with the True Blue.

@Maddie and I have repeatedly wistfully recalled her bottle of 61.8% ABV True Blue. OMG, I'd LOVE to have some more of that stuff!!! Long long gone, unfortunately.

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casualtorture commented

@Victor wow at that proof I can only imagine how that must have been. I've only seen this 100 proof one locally.

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