A very interesting single malt American whisky from Texas, this was distilled at Balcones and was "yard-aged" in ex-bourbon American oak before bottling in 2012.
We tasted Balcones Texas Single Malt at Meeting No. 24 on May 29, 2014. We rated it very highly at 3.31 out of 5, though we had some disagreement among member ratings. At a street price of $64, this spirit is on the pricier side given the our rating of it.
Cy • 5/29/2014 • 4.5
Sweet sugary, syrupy smell. Deceptively easy to sip with a high proof.
Scot O. • 5/29/2014 • 4.0
Buttery, vanilla nose; sweet toffee palate with licorice after taste.
Nick • 5/29/2014 • 4.0
Nose rich and raising with a hint of chocolate and fig. Palate of caramel and sticks. Finish smooth, surprisingly light for proof.
Elliott • 5/29/2014 • 3.5
Round butterscotch caramel on the nose, very refined and even with a touch of black licorice. Sweet, ripe, dark brandy and bourbon. The higher proof is evident, but oh so delicious. Drink this with a chukkar cherry candy.
Garrett • 5/29/2014 • 3.5
Almost tastes like a sharp bourbon. Very sweet for a single malt. Lovely sipping whisky. Reminds me of Texas.
Greg • 5/29/2014 • 3.0
Nose of maple. Wham! A big up-front punch of bitter herbs easing into an explosive burn. Round and lingering.
Kevin • 5/29/2014 • 3.0
Caramel & fruity on nose; more scotch-like; for 106 proof the heat is restrained; black pepper & darker spice notes through the mid-palate. Grassy mint on the finish. Finicky, not pleasant note in the middle.
Brian W. • 5/29/2014 • 2.0
Almost a sour cherry smell coupled with maple. The flavor is a bit fuel-y mixed with caramel.
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