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Balcones ZZ Top Tres Hombres

  • Distiller:

    Balcones

  • Bottler:

    Balcones

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    4 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Uproxx
  • Excerpt: It’s not a mind-blowing whisky but it’s a really solid sipper.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The whisky offers a balanced level of acidity and a powerful flavor profile. I was pleasantly surprised by this collaboration, as celebrity involvement in spirits doesn’t always pan out.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Balcones in collaboration with ZZ Top, this release combines Rye, Malted Barley and their special Roasted Blue Corn for a release that screams 'Texas' about as loudly as any whiskey could. With early batches selling out in minutes, is this whiskey worth the hype? Let's dig in.

  • Nose:

    Malty, fruit driven and lively. Plenty of butterscotch, apples, pears, honey, clove, a touch of mild oak. Quite a bit going on.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate - moderate to rich mouthfeel. A touch of syrupy Dole fruit cocktail syrup, apples, pears, melon, toffee and vanilla bean. A good deal of oak, honey, it combines nicely.

  • Finish:

    Medium finish, again it's a honey bomb. Light on the oak, fruity and complex. It's an easy sipper, with a clean, easy finish. The 50% ABV bottling proof is a good choice here, with plenty of character minus a burning finish.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is an understated, enjoyable, complex bottling that does a great job of delivering good whiskey first, and a celebrity collaboration second.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.

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