Balcones Rumble



(0.75l, 47%)

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Balcones Rumble defies categorization … it’s actually something new—a Whiskey that is hard to define, but one that you will love to drink. 
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 Texas 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 calls their Rumble beverage “A One-of-a-kind Texas Spirit.” That just about nails it. It is twice distilled in traditional copper pots and aged like Bourbon in premium oak without chill-filtering so that everything retains its full character. But then things get a little … different. 
Rumble starts as a combination of Texas wildflower honey, turbinado sugar, and mission figs. After all that premium aging technique, they serve it up at 47% ABV (94 PROOF).  What you end up with is almost a Whiskey, but it also has features that scream Bourbon, aged Rum, Honey-mead, even a fruit-forward French Liqueur. You may have trouble defining this crafted product, but you like it … a lot!
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The other interesting thing is the name. “Balcones” is a fault line that runs prominently from Dallas (most people in Dallas have no idea there is a fault line in Dallas, but a trip to southwest Dallas around Duncanville will prove it) to south of Austin, Texas.  In fact it is the Balcones Fault that creates the gorgeous Texas Hill Country.

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    Texas Spirit
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    United States
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About The Flavour Spiral

sweet vanilla
dried fruits
What does Balcones Rumble 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 flavouring 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
Pure maple syrup 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet vanilla, dried fruits, jam, and baking spices
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Cinnamon candy, fruit cocktail, more vanilla, and oak
Lingering honey, leather, and pipe tobacco
Ratings & Reviews
Very tasty, but definitely not a daily drinker. Almost a dessert whiskey, almost a rum not a whiskey. More of a novelty for your bar than a regular drinker.
I'm so glad y'all picked up Balcones Distillery spirits! They are one of the major things I knew I would miss when I left TX and now you ship it to my door. Excellent!
Lovely in the glass, this this is a tasty treat for those overwhelmed by other whiskies. Warm, without the burn, unique taste, with a pleasant, sweet/floral/vanilla finnish.
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Love it!
Awesome drink for when you want to take a slight step away from a normal whiskey.
I agree with other reviews in that it should be classified as a rum given it's honey and sugar base. There's nothing whiskey about the initial ingredients, though the aging does add a more robust aroma and mouth feel than is typical of rums.
I call this a "rumskey". Whiskey on the front (definitely picking up the vanilla notes), fruitiness on the back-end. Smells great, very tasty.
Amazingly tasty! The figs are in the background, but the sweetness is undeniable!!
This is one smooth and flavorful drink, if you haven't tried it, you're missing a great experience
Hints of rum flavor & nose, plays like a whiskey. Totally unique. Sweet without being obnoxious, just the right mix of sugar, fig & honey. Love this spirit!
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