Balcones Baby Blue is the first Texas whisky on the market since Prohibition. It's also the only blue corn whisky available currently. Baby Blue utilizes roasted heirloom baby blue corn (i.e., Hopi blue corn) as feedstock for this spirit. Baby Blue is distilled twice and aged in 5 gallon oak barrels. This particular bottling was aged at least 6 months (Batch: BB 16-5), so it is "youthful" in character. This spirit won a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2016).
Balcones Baby Blue Whiskey was tasted at Meeting No. 57 on April 27, 2017. Out of 5, we rated it very highly at 3.30. Balcones Baby Blue Whiskey ranks 2nd overall in Bourbon.
Intoxicating nose with a dry charcoal finish and chocolate tones -- dark, dark chocolate.
Sugar cane, lightly roasted. Delicious . The Caramelo of Whiskey. Yummm.
I should state up front --I have always had a soft spot for this whisky. You really get a lot of the corn in a way that doesn't happen with bourbon. Well made for a craft whisky.
Right from the start, the high corn sweetness hits both olfactory and palate. Candy corn meets buttered spice.
Smells like a butterscotch candy mixed with a sour creamsicle...but in a good way. Intense flavors, lingering heat on the finish.
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Smells like sweet whiskey bubble gum. Tastes like ash tray meets light maple syrup. I don't like this as much as other Balcones unfortunately.
Brown sugar, vanilla, and butter. Cookie dough without the flour. A tinge of agave sour.
Molasses, grassy? butterscotch. Slight bitter aftertaste. I like it but not sure I would seek it out.
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