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Balcones Brimstone

Texas whiskey... yee hah!  This is made in Texas from blue corn, so I have classified it as a corn whisky, and is a smoked whiskey.  Unlike in Scotland where the grains are infused with smoke, in this whiskey the actual distilled product is smoked.  The nose is maple smoked bacon.  Really, bacon and some wet wood campfire smells.  The taste is hot at first, them more green wood smokiness and pine.  It is quite floral, rose petals, and some generic sweet fruit notes (like a tinned fruit cocktail) with a light mouth feel.  The finish is quite peppery and more smoke.  I just can't get past the bacon nose and strange smokiness... interesting yes, good, no.  Texas whiskey.... yee nah. 

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Corn
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No

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