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Balcones True Blue

Overall rating
82.50/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB192316
Category
Corn
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
06.08.21
Casktype
used American oak barrel
Casknumber
18595
Strength
61.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Bresser & Timmer - The Netherlands
Added on
23 Sep 2021 9:04 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 83.96

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Whisky Reviews for Balcones True Blue

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.50 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    This corn whiskey is not to be compared with e.g. single malts (not even bourbon) and should be judged on its own or within its product range. This is not that easy as there are not so many corn whiskeys around. This makes a comparison to e.g. American whiskey or bourbon something that is easily done.

    All in all, this whiskey doesn't convince me. It's rather one-dimensional and too powerful without water and simply too harsh with a few drops. If you are into the sweet range, maybe this is something for you. For me it's a skipper, not a sipper.
    • Nose
      82 82
      It maybe corny, but I detect a lot of corn in there. No let's get serious. The nose is really sweet on its main ingredient. It's rather starchy, like the glue tubes that we all used in primary school or at home. There are many smells that are associated with the sweet starchy liquid: molasses, treacle/marmite, cotton candy, bubble gum, caramel. The oak has done something too: it has yielded a vanilla-like creamy note, dark cherry and wood chips.
    • Taste
      78 78
      At full strength, this is a monster. Hot, alcoholic, stinging and very starchy. It even gives some tannic spicy notes. Some water helps a little to get rid of the heat, but it enhances the tannic side so it's a matter of choice. It's rather corn-based, with glue, some creme brulee, pine sap, and quite some ginger and pepper.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Rather long, quite tannic on grape pip, ginger, pepper, and still this rather mono-taste of corn and starch.

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