Balcones Texas Rye Cask Strength


Balcones // Texas, USA

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This limited edition cask strength bottling, released mid-March 2018, is one of several expected releases for 2018 in honor of the distillery's 10th anniversary. It is made from 100% rye including raw elbon grain from north and northwest Texas as well as crystal, chocolate, and roasted rye varieties. Bottled at 62.3% ABV, and aged for a minimum of 30 months.

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    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
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Tasting Notes

"Apples and orchard fruits lead on the nose, with well-worn suede, bitter coffee, and spice. A big palate is pleasantly smooth for the proof, with tannic dry oak, baking chocolate, and a hefty portion of rye spice. A full finish delivers a warm embrace, with baking spices, oak, and vanilla backed by notes of black pepper and spearmint. Add water to bring out more rich, vanilla sweetness alongside still powerful rye spice."

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