American Whiskey - Blended

Balcones Brimstone Texas Scrub Oak Smoked Corn Whisky

From: Texas, United States Liquor Review Category: Blended American Whiskey

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Tier 2
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2016

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Proof66 Notes

Balcones Brimstone whisky was launched in 2011 from the Balcones distillery in Texas. It is made with a 100% base of corn. It is their Baby Blue (though coming in at a scorching 106 proof, higher than the Baby Blue's 92) made with an infusion of smoke from Texas scrub oak in a process that is claimed to be a "tightly held secret" according to the write-up a the Tipsy Texan, where they call it a "cross between a campfire and a glass of peated scotch." For the moment, we have opted to list this as a blended whiskey to group it with other primarily corn whiskey.

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 5 ratings and 4 reviews.
Wuli27 Wuli27 (60)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-09-29)
really enjoyed this one, if you like smoke and bourbon look no further.
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thehin thehin (2)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-07-31)
Awesome produced by a proprietary process, this spirit is actual smoked whisky -- not smoked in the grain bill or with liquor smoke added to the whisky. As such, its amazingly smooth, with a sweet, smoky finish that screams America
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bwgiles86 bwgiles86 (2)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-02-18)
If you like smokey flavors, this is one of the best. It tastes like liquid extract from an Indian made smoke signal. Its finish is smooth and clean--dangerously drinkable!
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degbert degbert (206)
Rating: 5.0 (2011-08-28)
Oh, yeah, baby. Produced by a proprietary process, this spirit is actual smoked whisky -- not smoked in the grain bill or with liquir smoke added to the whisky. As such, it's amazingly smooth, with a sweet, smoky finish that screams Manhattan.
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