Balcones Texas Single Malt Edition

Balcones Texas Single Malt Edition

(0.75l, 53.0%)


7.2/10
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$70.99
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Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky is a non-chill-filtered, 53% ABV bottle of Lone-Star awesomeness. 
 
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 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 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. 
 
To say that Balcones Texas Single Malt is an “award winning” Whiskey is like saying Jennifer Lawrence is mildly attractive or that New York has a professional baseball team. Many distilled Spirits are perfectly happy with three or four industry awards so that the marketing team can post silver and gold images on the website. In comparison, Balcones Texas Single Malt Whiskey is darn-near a phenomenon, winning more 50fifty!awards. They have more bling then Mr. T. 
 
The fact that a world-class single-malt Whiskey can be born in Texas still surprises some of the elitist snobs who care more about Gaelic and French-sounding names than they do about the dram. For the rest of us, Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky is a non-chill-filtered, 53% ABV bottle of Lone-Star awesomeness. The score is Balcones 50, Whisky snobs 0. 
 

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caramel
spicy
butter
pear
banana
toasted
marmelade
orange
sweet
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Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but a final filter through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates Tennessee Whiskey from its Kentucky cousin. The finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rich Mahogany 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Baked stone fruit with pear and banana 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full-bodied and silky-smooth, dark toast with sweet butter and orange marmalade 
 
Finish 
Long and balanced, with toasted caramel and baking spice 

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Ratings & Reviews
Ian
Ian,
Loved it. Super Carmel nose. Great sipping whiskey.
 
Sam
Sam,
This whisky is an awesome flavor explosion
 
Matthew
Matthew,
7.5 might be more right. Tastes good, smoky, nice caramel body. Don’t mind rounding up to 8.
 
Burton
Burton,
Bold Texas style - big flavors with an alcohol punch. A nose of baked brown sugar, caramel and a whiff of fruit juice. On the palate it shifts to cherries, malt and smudge of mesquite. The alcohol sizzles the tongue. A good regional representation.
 
Todd
Todd,
Good- spicy. May be a repeat.
 
Angela
Angela,
Very nice.
 
Jeramy
Jeramy,
A Texas single malt? Nice work from the Lonestar state. Very well balanced. Enjoying this. Not as golden and smooth as a Single malt Scotch but. Wet good.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, intense, non-chill-filtered, American Single Malt Whiskey with a rich birth; while a full & silky life leads to a long & bold death with notes of toasted caramel & baking spice.
 
Jon
Jon,
I'm really glad I found this distillery, this and the Rumble are amazing of course in different ways. This, like Nikka Whisky from the Barrel is the best of two whisky worlds where scotch meets bourbon. I'm trying the 100 proof rey next! Excellent.
 
Alex
Alex,
Just weird. Taste reminded me of old shoes. I know they put a lot into this so I won’t give it too bad of a rating. Taste is subjective anyway so take my review with a grain of salt.
 
Greg
Greg,
Good stuff here! I love the spice to give it some kick but it's got a complex flavor that lasts through the swallow. Very pleased!
 
Emily
Emily,
I love all Balcones products. I'm a Texas native, and it lives up to being from the lone star state. A strong and proud sipper. Not for the faint of heart.
 
HJ
HJ,
Great flavors of caramel and orange. Just a little harsh for my taste.
 
Rob
Rob,
Nice aroma was excited to try but disappointed too spicy hides what could’ve been a very enjoyable whiskey, did have a nice finish though.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Very nice.
 
Chris
Chris,
This is easily my favorite American Single Malt.
 
chris
chris,
hint of orange , very smooth, spiced finish
 
Morgan
Morgan,
This hit most of my buttons for a thick, solid bourbon whiskey. Such heavy caramel, barrel toast, and citrus flowing through. The butter on the mouthfeel really carried it all. Good stuff.
 
Matt
Matt,
Nice and smooth! Perfect drink to end the day
 
Paul
Paul,
Loved it; very buttery and thick, long sweet marmalade finish; like a fall/autumn dessert whisky
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Love this. It’s smoother than a Texas river stone and warm on the tongue and the finish is fruity and just slightly spicy. This is delicious.
 
Alex
Alex,
Full flavored but still smooth.
 
James
James,
I love it. Spicy start and a smooth finish.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Awww man, almost a 10. So good.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Excellent for an American single malt! Rich with a spicy citrus flavor and a Caramel flavor and leathery butterscotch finish.
 
Marc
Marc,
My bottle was bitter and left a burnt aftertaste. The nose was wonderful, and I had high expectations... but I was disappointed. I understand that there was a falling out in the operations at the distillery, and this may have been the result. Oh well... win some, lose some.
 
Reginald
Reginald,
Very young but Darn good...
 
Chris
Chris,
I had one of the first editions of this, and finished the bottle with friends in one night. Exceptional. This craft single malt is unlike other single malt scotch whiskies, a bit sweeter and heavier on the wood taste wise.
 
Eric
Eric,
Tasty but overpriced.
 
guest
guest,
Love it! Like having a peanut butter & jelly sandwich near a brush fire on a Texas summer day
 
guest
guest,
Very strong smell but when tasting it has an excellent smoothness to it that makes you want to have more
 
Brian
Brian,
Balcones won all of these kudos using product from master distiller Chip Tate. There was a family feud at Balcones (See the New York Times) and he was ousted from his own distillery! This is product from one of his assistants, who took over the distillery. Not sure how good it will be, and the lineage doesn't really apply since it was a product launched after the feud. I can say that their Baby Blue's latest incarnation is not quite up to the same standard as the stuff that was winning medals in London and elsewhere.
 
Cliff
Cliff,
Strong with a lot of heat
 
Robert
Robert,
Flavors in reverse. Smokey start and a sweet finish. If I could only drink one whiskey for the rest of my life it would be this one.
 
John
John,
Non chill filtered, higher ABV, single malt from the Lone Star State! Rich buttery goodness this! Smooth, sweet, rich red fruit and it finishes long; which is a very good thing!
 
guest
guest,
The whip and cigar are good together for skin stimulus
 
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