Balcones Rumble
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  • honey
  • figs
  • sweet vanilla
  • brown sugar
  • syrup
  • cinnamon
  • oak
  • leather
  • tobacco
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Balcones

Rumble (0.75l, 47%)
Price $49.99

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Balcones Rumble defies categorization… it’s actually something new — a Spirit 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 Whisky, 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!
 
Smartass Corner:
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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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.
 
Finish 
Lingering honey, leather, and pipe tobacco.
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  • honey
  • figs
  • sweet vanilla
  • brown sugar
  • syrup
  • cinnamon
  • oak
  • leather
  • tobacco
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Character Dogson
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Balcones was one of the first distilleries to experiment with exotic corn varieties for its Bourbons, including blue corn.
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Character Dogson
Moonshine Whiskey is distilled from a varied mix of corn and sugar and is aged in Mason jars and jugs for the length of time it takes the customers to get home.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Balcones was one of the first distilleries to experiment with exotic corn varieties for its Bourbons, including blue corn.
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