American Whiskey Issue eight Tastings

Balcones – Texas Pot Still Bourbon

Balcones
Texas Pot Still Bourbon
Balcones Distilling LLC

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

Peggy Noe Stevens 8.3

Nose: Interesting nose of cassis and dark brown sugar with an almost perfume-like rose petal. Some paprika speaks up along with candied ginger. Dig deep for the chocolate notes.

Palate: Rich vanilla and zesty cinnamon take the lead into a sweet flavor of dates and dark raisin. The oak barrel note sings at the end.

Finish: It is slow to fade. Crushed pecans to end.

Comments: Inviting and playful with the zesty cinnamon and paprika. Nice evolution to the crushed pecan.

Susan Reigler 8.2

Nose:
Multigrain nose with cornbread and Chex mix. Ripe apples and sweet nuts which are nudged aside by vanilla custard.

Palate: Vanilla and citrus stemming from the grain, like porridge. There’s little here in the way of spices or tannins.

Finish: Here come the spices. Cinnamon, white pepper and light tannins make their appearance.

Comments: A very satisfying sipping whiskey. A drop of water releases more fruit, but be careful with ice, which might just ruin it.

 

 

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