Balcones Texas Single Malt

American Single Malt

Balcones // Texas, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.11
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 347 )

Balcones is known for its maverick whisky approach - playing with mash bills and wood finishes, using techniques unheard of 'til now. Balcones Single Malt is a Texas version of Scotch single malt whisky, made with unpeated 100% malted barley. That's nothing new. What distinguishes it from others is the aging process - combining small batches of the whisky aged in different sized barrels before blending them together to finish maturation in one big barrel. It's also non chill-filtered.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    52.5
  • 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
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Everything's bigger in Texas, and that holds true for this whisky. The wood influences give it a big Yosemite Sam entrance before introducing the caramel, dried fruit, ripe golden fruits, cashew nuts and sweet spice. Finishes with a deep malty flavor."

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Flavor Profile

Rich & Full Bodied