Balcones Texas Single Malt
- ABV: 53.00%
- Category: Single Malt Whisky
- Style: North American
- Country: United States
- Producer: Balcones Distilling
- Website: www.balconesdistilling.co...
Best American Single Malt Whisky 2016
Butterscotch syrup, orange peel, and with water, a nutty maltiness on the nose. Fatter on the tongue, with roasted spice and some buzzy alcohol. Delicate and precise beneath the wood. Powdered ginger finish. Clearly a lovely distillate.
Sweet chocolate nose. Biscotti palate, approachable for any whisky drinker. Long, a little lean finish – very spicy and drying, young but great barrels. Overall great American version of classic Scot style.
Pungent, salty, Oloroso fumes with some herbal rye-like notes, cold tea and malt. Very herbal, water brings out citrus. A big mouthful of sun dried fruit, malt and treacle. Herbal rye notes again, intense finish with plenty of drying spices. Chris Goodrum
Maple fudge and burnt sugar. Musty oak with a rich peaty smokiness all in balance. Joseph Cassidy Rice pudding with apple sauce. Big, rich palate. Well balanced alcohol. Lucy Britner
Leather car seats in the sun. Some parma violets and cinnamon. Rich nut brittle, caramelised oaky char. Seáneen Sullivan
Nice nose, sherried spice, bit of woodiness and a suggestion of smoke. Continues to deliver on revisiting. Sweetness and spice come through and keep giving. Cat Spencer