Balcones Texas Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country United States
  • Region Texas
  • Distillery Balcones
  • Style Rum
  • Alcohol 63.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • dark chocolate
  • blackberry
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla
  • exotic fruit
  • plums
  • brine
  • molasses
  • caramel

Balcones

Texas Rum (0.75l, 63.9%)
Price $54.99

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Character Goatson
It’s a Rum from West Texas that sips like an over-proofed Whiskey.

You just have to love the charming, independent, and rebellious spirit of Texas. Balcones Distilling is based in Waco — just about half way 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 Spirits, all of which are unabashedly crafted with the big flavors they love. These Spirits are top notch, and they have the awards to prove it.

Here are three words that we’d never thought we’d see strung together in a sentence: "West Texas Rum."

Balcones is well known for the heavy use of blue corn to make the award-winning Whiskies. But this is a true-blue Rum made from molasses. The kicker is that they are it in the West Texas heat in barrels made of a variety of oak and different levels of char. Seriously… there’s American white oak, Limousin oak, and European oak staves in those barrels — toasted from #2 through #5 char levels. They bottle this stuff at an over-proofed 63.9% ABV that will light up your life. And all that heavy wood influence and ABV make this a satisfying Rum that will please Rum fans AND Whiskey fans alike with its depth of flavor.
  • Category Rum
  • Country United States
  • Region Texas
  • Distillery Balcones
  • Style Rum
  • Alcohol 63.9%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is sweet with notes of invert sugar, ripe black plum, and a touch of brine.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is rich with a surprisingly good mouthfeel and notes of dark chocolate, blackberries, spun sugar, and vanilla.

Finish
The finish is long and opens up with more exotic fruits.
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  • dark chocolate
  • blackberry
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla
  • exotic fruit
  • plums
  • brine
  • molasses
  • caramel
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Balcones was one of the first distilleries to experiment with exotic corn varieties for its Bourbons, including blue corn.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Balcones was one of the first distilleries to experiment with exotic corn varieties for its Bourbons, including blue corn.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
You might find Rum masquerading itself under other nom de plumes, like Ron, Rom and Rhum.
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
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