3.83/5
RATING

Balcones Brimstone

2013 Vintage
53% ABV
$70

This smoke monster bourbon will take you by surprise. Although Balcones refers to the Brimstone as a "Corn Whiskey", not a bourbon. It's made with 100% blue corn and lives up to its label as a "Texas Scrub Oak Smoked" whiskey. Brimstone won several world whiskey awards including: Liquid Gold Award - 2013 Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible; Gold - 2012 Wizards of Whisky London; Gold - 2011 New York World Wine & Spirits; and it has received 95.5 points in Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible.

Balcones Brimstone was tasted at Meeting No. 37 on June 24, 2015. Out of 5, we rated it very highly at 3.83. Balcones Brimstone is the top rated Bourbon that we've tried.

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RATING
3.83/5
FOUNDERS
3.83/5
MEMBERS
3.82/5
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RATING BASED ON
20 Reviews
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Tasting Notes

First Tasted at Meeting No. 37 in June 2015

Todd H.  •   •  4.5

Liquid smoke and BBQ spare ribs. You want this in your cabinet to impress your meat eating buddies.

Charlotte  •   •  4.0

Pure texas scrub oak on the nose. Not to be confused with peat smoke Super unique. It tastes like the liquid condensed version of a really good rub for a rib. You'd think it would be less sophisticated, but it's surprisingly elegant. I have BBQ breath.

John M.  •   •  4.0

Super smoky! An entire slab of ribs was turned into a drink. An unbelievably smooth finish for how smokey the nose & taste are.

Joel  •   •  3.5

Obviously smokey, but can't place the exact wood - heavy. Not overly smokey on the pallet, but the nose. Delicious. Balances the 100% blue corn mash.

Michael  •   •  3.5

Major smoke on the nose. But well balanced finish - a bit of tingly numbness.

Elliott  •   •  3.5

Smells like liquid smoke and tastes a lot better than that sounds. Lagavulin's evil cousin. Mesquite?

Dennis  •   •  3.0

Oh so smokey! Definite barbecue flavor. Intense prosciutto.

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