Overall rating
75.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB169676
Category
American Whiskey
Distillery
Bottler
Jewish Whisky Company (JWC)
Bottling serie
Double Cask Nation
Vintage
2015
Bottled
07.2020
Stated Age
04 years old
Casktype
American Oak
Casknumber
4452, 9129
Number of bottles
450
Strength
60.9 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
10 nov 2020 11:56 pm by srgoldman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

USD$ 85.00

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1 member rating

11 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balcones 2015 JWC

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 75.00 points.

  1. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    This had a fascinating combination of woody, sweet, and herbal notes that kept me coming back for more. There was something sweetly nostalgic about this I could not quite pin down. The closest I could figure, this hit somewhere between a Ricola cough drop or that feeling of accidentally biting down on a popsicle stick. Ultimately, this was a bit too woody for my taste, though I appreciated its balanced thick mouthfeel that never became too tannic. Balcones usually has a cola note I pick up on, but I have never had a dram that specifically reminded me of RC Cola, so that was a fun note/impression to pop out.
    • Nose
      Wood, fruit, and spice. Loaded with toasty wood-driven vanillin which lent itself to the impression of a vanilla creme brûlée. Notes of maple syrup, woodsy “barn-chic” wedding venues, orange soda, and cherry popsicle sticks. Black tea, nettles, star anise, and fennel gave the dram an odd sort of fruity-herbal spice character over time.
    • Taste
      Thick and woody, tannic though not overly astringent, with cola, herbs, and fruit. Ricola cough drops came to mind as the profile drifted between bitter and sweet, herbal and fruity. Honeycomb, melted slushy, orange popsicle stick, and roasted nuts. On the backend were notes of RC Cola, herbal lavender tea, star anise, and medicinal cherry cough syrup.
    • Finish
      Lingering spice and dryness

  2. berkshirewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    JWC Notes:

    Color: Reflective Amber

    Nose: Opens on charred oak and baseball cards but those notes are soon followed by sweeter notes of honeysuckle, cinnamon brown sugar oatmeal, apple pie filling, and vanilla extract

    Palate: Delightfully spicy on entry with ground ginger and cinnamon towards the front and middle of the palate then ground turmeric followed by blackstrap molasses, buttered pie crust, and more apple pie filling

    Finish: Pleasantly drying with wood spice, cocoa nibs, and ground grey pepper

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