Issue Seven Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Balcones – Baby Blue Corn Whiskey

Baby Blue Corn Whiskey 
Balcones Distilling LLC

Proof: 92
ABV: 46%
Style: Corn
State: TX
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens 8.3

Nose: Earthy and sweet corn pudding. Some mascarpone and simple syrup. Marshmallow and white pepper. Bosc pear and green tea with white chocolate.

Palate: Corn bread and bites of cayenne. Vegetal and herbaceous. Light brown sugar and maple syrup. Crushed almonds and leather accents.

Finish: Pleasant and bright corn finish with extended white pepper.

Comments: A nice corn whiskey to sip and savor. The white chocolate aroma is unique and very interesting.

Susan Reigler 8.0 

Nose: Corn flakes. Some sweetness supported by cornmeal and white sugar. These merge into a balanced nose.

Palate: A ripe apple note plays in the background, but the major component is sweet corn.

Finish: The least complex of the stages in the tasting. Dries to some light oak tannins.

Comments: Basically very simple, but a drop or two of water will bring out a bit of cinnamon not found when tasted neat.

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