spicy
orange peel
caramel
butter
banana
pear
marmelade
butterscotch
toasted
Spiral Balcones Texas Single Malt Edition

Balcones

Texas Single Malt Edition

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 
Price:
$88.99
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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. 
  • Style
    Single Malt Whiskey
  • Region
    Texas
  • Country
    USA
  • Alcohol
    53.0%
  • Distillery
    Balcones
  • Bottler
    Balcones

Balcones

Texas Single Malt Edition

(0.75l, 53.0%)


7.0/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Balcones Texas Single Malt Edition
Reginald
Very young but Darn good...
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
Tasty but overpriced.
anonymous
Love it! Like having a peanut butter & jelly sandwich near a brush fire on a Texas summer day
anonymous
Very strong smell but when tasting it has an excellent smoothness to it that makes you want to have more
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
Strong with a lot of heat
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
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!
anonymous
The whip and cigar are good together for skin stimulus
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