Balcones Lineage Texas Single Malt

American Single Malt

Balcones // Texas, USA

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3.99
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Balcones Lineage Texas Single Malt is made using a combination of Scottish-grown Simpsons Golden Promise malted barley as well as malted barley grown in the Texas High Plains. Additionally, Lineage matured in both used oak barrels as is typical in Scottish single malt production and virgin charred oak barrels which is more traditional for American whiskeys.

Lineage is expected to be available year-round with availability beginning as of August 2020 in Texas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma. Additional markets are expected to follow in 2021.

Balcones Lineage Texas Single Malt is made using a combination of Scottish-grown Simpsons Golden Promise malted barley as well as malted barley grown in the Texas High Plains. Additionally, Lineage matured in both used oak barrels as is typical in Scottish single malt production and virgin charred oak barrels which is more traditional for American whiskeys. Lineage is expected to be available year-round with availability beginning as of August 2020 in Texas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma. Additional markets are expected to follow in 2021.

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    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    47.0
  • American Single Malt
    Made in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
  • Cask Type
    refill oak barrels and new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Balcones Lineage comes on strong with notes of cherry wood smoke, fresh-cut wood, leather, and vanilla. As it fades, it leaves traces of walnut and anise. An assertive whisky with a heavy oak influence, it's an intriguing contribution to the evolving category of American single malts."

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Sweet & Full Bodied

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