Excerpt: I don’t really like how Balcones states that they keep it young to preserve the flavor of the blue corn. Then, they charge a premium for a very, very young whisky that doesn’t have much going for it other than an in your face youth flavor profile that not many whiskey drinkers actually enjoy.
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This is supposedly (according to Balcones) the first whiskey on the market, produced in Texas, since Prohibition. It is made from heirloom blue corn.
Sweet rich cream. Nice vanilla. Muted corn. Not much else here.
Corn, caramel, odd vitamin note. Some cocoa, light oak, pepper. Weird fruity notes. Thin, no real heat. Sort of musty.
Short, no real heat here. Tastes like shredded wheat cereal, faint oak, some vanilla.
This isn't terrible, the nose is the best part, though. From there its down hill. I'm going to give this a 4, though. I really enjoyed the nose, the palate was good and the finish wasn't bad. That's saying a lot here in Craft Whiskey Land
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