Balcones Brimstone Smoked Corn Whisky
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Balcones Brimstone Smoked Corn Whisky

(0.75l, 53%)


7.3/10
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$50.99
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Go BIG or go home. The only way they know... and follow. 

You just have to love the charming, independent, and rebellious spirit of Texas. Balcones Distilling is based in Waco — just about halfway between Dallas and Austin. Texas is a big state, and they like everything big… big steaks, big trucks, big hats, and big flavors. Balcones is still a small distillery (thank goodness!), but it is filled with big ideas.  
 
They hand-make a range of Whiskies, Rums, and mysterious fiddly things, all of which are unabashedly crafted with the big flavors they love. But just because these Texan Spirits stand up and yell "Yeee-Haw!" doesn’t mean they don’t have all the serious craftsmanship and quality you get in the big city or the fancy-dancy capitals of Europe. These Spirits are top notch, and they have the awards to prove it.

Balcones Distillery keeps on cranking out some of the coolest new products with a healthy dose of Texan independence and good ‘ol American tryhard grit. Their ingenuity manifests itself in the Balcones Brimstone Smoked Corn Whisky, which is definitely one of the most original smoky brews around. What’s the catch? Instead of smoking the grain, they smoke the Whisky. 
 
How exactly do the Balcones boys perform such a feat (sans peat)? Well, that’s a secret, y’all. All we know is the Whisky is smoked using sun-baked Texas scrub oak, which gives it the intense aroma of a traditional Texas BBQ that hits you in the face faster than a campfire with some serious tail wind. Hate it or love, there’s no denying the fact that this Whisky leaves no one indifferent. Right on. Go BIG or go home. 
 
 


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What does Balcones Brimstone Smoked Corn Whisky taste like?

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Bourbon set of rules refer to manufacturing method rather than location. It must be matured in new and charred casks of American white oak. No colouring or flavoring of any type is allowed. It must be matured for at least 2 years, if a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old. The mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep Copper
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Texas campfire and everything that goes with it. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smoked pepper, brown suggar, vanilla and of course... BBQ delight.

Finish
Lingering finish with warming BBQ smoke.
Ratings & Reviews
Jason
Jason,
No difference in nose and taste. Doesn't taste as smoky as it tastes burnt. Tastes like burnt weeds instead of something deliciously smoked. Definitely not a sipping whiskey, this is much more for cocktails. Really didn't like it. I love smoke, I love peated whisky, I love all of it - this really just did not resonate at all with me.
 
Jarvis
Jarvis,
This was a big no for me even though I’m a huge fan of Smokey whiskey. The nose and taste are the same. What you smell is what you taste. I didn’t get any of the notes that the other reviews pointed out so maybe it’s just me and this isn’t for me.
 
David
David,
Very unique. Not great for sipping, even with a cigar. Fantastic in an Old Fashioned.
 
Yuri
Yuri,
Rich flavors, with a pleasant after taste.
 
Ken
Ken,
Great whiskey just wish it was sold locally
 
guest
guest,
Tastes like slow smoked brisket. Who doesn’t love slow smoked brisket?! Drink this neat while sitting by a campfire or a backyard fire pit.
 
Alex
Alex,
As good as advertised! It’s Smokey yet smooth. Another excellent one from Balcones and probably my favorite I’ve had so far.
 
guest
guest,
As a lover of peated/smoky whiskey, I find that the smokiness on this spirit presents itself as a salt/brine note that plays second fiddle to the dominant brown sugar and molasses notes. The experience ends in a buttery finish that I find in most bourbons and corn whiskeys. Another wonderful selection from the Balcones lineup.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
My absolute favorite. The smoke and scrub oak flavor reminds me of the wild sagebrush that dots the deserts of California. A superb spirit.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Awful
 
guest
guest,
Aroma reminds me of a Texas BBQ smoke pit. Very smooth and long finish. Smoky in the beginning and in the end.
 
Brainerd
Brainerd,
It is truly a full, smoky, woody, campfire of a whiskey. It is truly smoke in a bottle of whiskey. It is excellent with a cigar too.
 
Jeramy
Jeramy,
This straight up tastes like BBQ. This is unlike any other whiskey I have ever tasted. Mesquite is an understatement. This is whiskey is SO full of flavor. Probably not everyone’s cup of tea but I LOVE this.
 
Ben
Ben,
Not as smoky as I expected.
 
Lee
Lee,
I really enjoy the deep flavor on all parts of my tongue. Great for sipping
 
Alex
Alex,
CRAZY. It's such a bold, unique flavor. Can't quite figure out what to do with it beyond sipping when I'm in this kind of mood. Definitely a great one to have on hand to show other whiskey friends something out there.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Kinda smells like port. Flavour and aftertaste are delicious; swallowing is a little sharp when neat at 53%.
 
Mike
Mike,
Used to be remarkably good. Since the drama, it's a pale shadow of itself.
 
William
William,
This is one awesome Whisky! Have never tasted anything so Smokey, in a very good way and I was surprised at the taste of barbeque. All I can say is try it you will like it !
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Too much smoke, harsh
 
Damien
Damien,
Okay. Taste of smoked meat with a good after burn to it. The notes of this fine whiskey is dead on accurate. Texas BBQ and Everything With.
 
Scott
Scott,
My favorite of Balcones' offerings. The smoke on this one is special. Makes for interesting cocktails especially when it replaces Scotch.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Little too much of the smoked oak for me on its own. A bit of a liquid smoke meets ethanol. It is perfect for the right cocktail though.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
nose: barbeque, smoke, steak, some sugar sweetness palate: slightly oily, smoke, more bbq finish: peppery and sweet, bbq sauce, medium long finsih, how you dream your bbq food tastes overall: definitely unique and one of a kind. not sure when you would ever have it but it is good
 
Robert
Robert,
Delicious smoke! This is like drinking a campfire but in a good way.
 
Scott
Scott,
Strong. It's like drinking a fire pit, but in a good way. Long lingering finish. Love it!
 
guest
guest,
Like drinking a campfire....spectacular!!
 
Chris
Chris,
I felt like I was tasting a Texas antique store that sat upwind of a BBQ restaurant.
 
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