Balcones Texas Rye 100 Proof
Balcones // Texas, USA
Released in mid-March 2018 in celebration of the distillery's 10th anniversary, this rye whiskey from Balcones is made from 100% rye and is bottled at 100 proof. The rye mash bill includes 80% raw elbon grain from north and northwest Texas as well as crystal, chocolate, and roasted rye varieties. Aged just under two years, this product is matured in new American oak barrels and diluted to proof with Hill Country spring water. No additives used including color or flavor. This is a permanent addition to their spirits portfolio.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose offers apple pie topped with a cinnamon crumble crust. Also find mushy overripe apples with green oak, spice, and pumpernickel bread. The palate is somewhat hot on entry and showcases cacao nibs, tobacco, dark chocolate, and malt. A fleeting but robust finish brings dry oak, cedar, sawdust, menthol, brown sugar, and more malty dark chocolate. "