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Balcones Baby Blue

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  • Distiller:

    Balcones

  • Bottler:

    Balcones

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 60
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • 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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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Overall, it’s still not my favorite whiskey in the world, but Baby Blue is, at present, the best it’s ever been.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The palate is thick with apples, cream, and baked spiced butter. Finishes moderately with another hit of bananas foster alongside vanilla.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I enjoy the warm, almost nutty corn and vanilla aspect that flows through it. While it’s not complex it is tasty and well composed.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt:  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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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt:  The palate is hot, dry, and somewhat ashy, with billowing smoke, tobacco leaf, and nuttiness, undercut by lime and orange oil.
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  • Intro:

    This is supposedly (according to Balcones) the first whiskey on the market, produced in Texas, since Prohibition. It is made from heirloom blue corn.

  • Nose:

    Sweet rich cream. Nice vanilla. Muted corn. Not much else here.

  • Taste:

    Corn, caramel, odd vitamin note. Some cocoa, light oak, pepper. Weird fruity notes. Thin, no real heat. Sort of musty.

  • Finish:

    Short, no real heat here. Tastes like shredded wheat cereal, faint oak, some vanilla.

  • Overall:

    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

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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