Balcones Texas Single Malt Single Barrel Flaviar Exclusive
  • Category American Whiskey
  • Country United States
  • Region Texas
  • Distillery Balcones
  • Age 49 Months Old
  • Style Texas Single Malt Whisky
  • Maturation New American Oak casks
  • Alcohol 53.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • juicy
  • butter
  • fruit
  • banana
  • silky
  • toasted
  • grain
  • marmalade
  • sugar

Balcones

Texas Single Malt Single Barrel Flaviar Exclusive (0.75l, 53.4%)
Price $79.99

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Discover why we’ve selected this exact barrel exclusively for you.

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.

Balcones Texas Single Malt Single Barrel Flaviar Exclusive is the embodiment of the Balcones philosophy: everything from the grains to the barrels is chosen with great attention and every resulting sip is booming with character. The base is Texas “1” Single Malt, Balcones’ most awarded bottle — by the by, also the first American Whisky to win the UK’s bling Best in Glass Competition. Texas “1” Single Malt is aged in a combo of new and used American, French, and Hungarian Oak, and the selection for this Flaviar Exclusive came from a new American oak barrel. That’s because we love the silky, full-bodied flavors of lightly toasted bread with fresh butter and marmalade that this barrel brings. And we think you’ll probably love it, too.
 

  • Category American Whiskey
  • Country United States
  • Region Texas
  • Distillery Balcones
  • Age 49 Months Old
  • Style Texas Single Malt Whisky
  • Maturation New American Oak casks
  • Alcohol 53.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Dark amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Juicy and ripe with butter, stone fruit, banana, and pears.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Silky and full-bodied with lightly toasted bread with fresh butter and marmalade.

Finish
Long with lingering flavors of toast and burnt sugar.

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  • juicy
  • butter
  • fruit
  • banana
  • silky
  • toasted
  • grain
  • marmalade
  • sugar
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Balcones has the tallest copper pot stills in the world, featuring proprietary helical lyne arms that were designed and built by the famed Forsyths of Scotland.

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.
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
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.
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.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson

Balcones has the tallest copper pot stills in the world, featuring proprietary helical lyne arms that were designed and built by the famed Forsyths of Scotland.

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.
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
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.
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.
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.
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