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Lost Lantern ‘Gentle Giant’ Balcones Distilling Texas Single Malt

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  • Bottler:

    Lost Lantern

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  • Age:

    3 Years Old

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  • Intro:

    Part of Lost Lantern's Single Distillery series, this is a collaboration between Waco, Texas distillery Balcones and the Vermont-based independent bottler Lost Lantern. Gentle Giant is a whiskey featuring maturation in ex-apple brandy, ex-bourbon and new European oak casks.

  • Nose:

    Delightfully off-kilter for Balcones, this is presenting more like soft butter and fruits, honey, flaky pastry and a good bit of char, but far less than a typical Balcones ASM.

  • Taste:

    Rich and viscous, honey-forward once more with char, light tobacco, bready pudding, sweet cream and pleasant toffee notes. Pleasant and punchy, this is a change in gears, to say the least.

  • Finish:

    Malt character shines through here with warm rising bread, honey, apple butter and pleasant butter cream, brown sugar and toffee.

  • Overall:

    This is an unusual change of pace for a Balcones spirit but it’s great stuff.

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  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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