Balcones

Texas Straight Bourbon Fifth Anniversary

ABV 64.2%
REVIEWED Issue 116
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Specifications
Brand: Balcones
Expression: Texas Straight Bourbon Fifth Anniversary
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 64.2%
Country/Region: USA / Texas
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Powerful and spirit. Perfumy. Vetiver, cedarwood. Toffee, heady flowers (lilies). Enticing. Tobacco leaves, a hint of demerara sugar. Complex aromatic display.
Palate: Sweet at first then the alcohol bites and gives a fizzy sensation. Lots of toffee. Crème brûlée, coffee beans, liquorice.
Finish: Lingering, with a generous oaky character, liquorice and some dark chocolate.
Comment: A rich, complex bourbon. It needs a bit of taming because of the alcohol strength.Definitely a strong character.
8.2
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: Warm sauna wood and strawberries in balsamic vinegar. Chocolate orange and star anise. With water it reminds me of brown sauce on chip paper –but pleasantly so!
Palate: Grippy tannins, like polished mahogany wardrobes. Prunes, raisins and cherry cola. With water Camp coffee, bitter chocolate and dried cigar leaf.
Finish: A ball breaker of a dram with chunky wood and a dry finish.
Comment: I love the pure intensity of aroma and flavour that packs a punch.
7.9
Visit the distillery
Balcones Distilling Distillery, 212 S. 17th Street, Waco, TX, USA
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