Balcones Texas Blue Corn Bourbon

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Distillery Bottling
64.9 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
16 Dec 2016 8:16 am by holborndrinker
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€ 123.18

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Whisky Reviews for Balcones Texas Blue Corn Bourbon

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.75 points

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    with water: It tolerates a lot of water without losing its power, the oak and the spice notes become more intense when water is added

    Conclusion: What a board, I have long had such a good American in the glass, which seems almost as if you had set for maturation on a sherry keg. Rich, full aromas, hardly any adhesive flavors and always the memory of a well spiced cheesecake with blueberries
    • Nose
      88 88
      Wow, he has a lot of power. The alcohol is present, but not too strong, many spices, great caramel sweetness, maple syrup, cheesecake with blueberries, many spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), chocolate, furniture polish and leather
    • Taste
      87 87
      strong onset, intense sweetness, which are then replaced by the spices and the oak, also here, the high alcohol content works amazingly well
    • Finish
      86 86
      Here you notice the young age, rather short, oak, sweetness, spices, but not dry or bitter

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: Vibrant bourbon with a soft caramel and cheesecake base.
    T: Said cheesecake with toasted corn.
    F: ……… corn
    C: It’s so very Balcones, such is their distinctive character profile, but to be placed alongside the previous Karuizawa WB puts everything in perspective. It is what it is, and its good at being that.

    Scores a C[+]

  3. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Out of 10 - 15 bourbon whiskies the best nose I had so far.
    I don't understand the price! I've got a sample from masterofmalt.com.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A fascinating nose.
    • Nose
      Powerful and engaging. Sweet corn syrup with caramel flavor and hints of peppermint. Fine leather and butter cookies. Further, the spices of oak, like old and valuable furniture. Maybe some ashes, some fruits ... maybe blueberries and orange? Actually a very nice and complex nose!
    • Taste
      Undiluted a bit spicy (no surprise, due to ~65 Vol.% alc.!). A medical touch, corn syrup again and wild honey. A bit floral. Bitter, some roasted hazelnuts.
      With some water (~50 Vol.%), more bitterness (wood spices) present. The flavor of nuts increases. Also chestnut and natural cacao butter (some acid with dark chocolate flavor). Some black tea, this means herbs and a dry feeling for me.
    • Finish
      Medium, black tea and toasted oak. Hazelnuts. Still some wild honey sweetness.


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