Balcones "True Blue" Straight Blue Corn Whisky Batch #TB10019-1 (Texas) 750ML
Distillery Notes: "True Blue 100 is made from the same select barrels of our blue corn whisky that have always gone into our True Blue Cask Strength, diluted down to 100 proof. As such, many Bourbon drinkers, in particular, may gravitate to this powerfully subtle dram. Since the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, ‘100 proof’ has long stood for quality and authenticity. True Blue 100 carries on that tradition. 100% of the whisky in this bottle was born, raised, and bottled at Balcones–from mash to glass. More approachable than full cask-strength whisky, True Blue 100 retains the depth and complexity of over-proof spirits with the softer edges, supple textures and fuller fruitiness that slight dilution can bring. Rich notes of honeyed citrus, stone fruit and cinnamon and a rich, roasted corn palate. Perfect “as is” or with as much water as you prefer."
NOSE: Ripe apricots & mango with cinnamon, singed sugar on top of cocoa and dried chillies.
TASTE: Deep oak and char, black tea and salty baking chocolate, old leather, roasted corn and coffee.
FINISH: Lingering dried cherries & blackberries followed by toasty bitter chocolate with pleasant oak tannins.