Brimstone Corn Whiskey

ABV 61%
REVIEWED Issue 103
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Brand: Balcones
Expression: Brimstone Corn Whiskey
Type: USA Whisky / Corn
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 61%
Country/Region: USA / Texas
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Maple syrup sweetness with a burning ember aroma behind. A glowing campfire of exotic woods.
Palate: Mental. Burning pyres. The smoke remains in this weird woodsmoke, while the spirit shows itself as being very sweet, slightly lean, but very clean.
Finish: A slight edginess but this is a hugely original smoked whiskey.
Comment: For some reason I keep thinking of Gram Parson’s immolation at Joshua Tree.
Taster   Martin Betts
Nose: Oaky. Damp wood (a cask in a warehouse) with a musty note. Cedar wood. Wood, wood, wood… In the back a floral note (heady flower). Very unusual.
Palate: And wood again… Musty, woody, bitter. Walnut stain. Surprisingly, the alcohol is rather well mastered.
Finish: Bitter, short.
Comment: A Bourbon which has stayed too long in oak ?
Visit the distillery
Balcones Distilling Distillery, 212 S. 17th Street, Waco, TX, USA
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