Full of flavor and well balanced the boys down in waco texas know what they’re doing (or at least under chip they did). That first whiskey was balcones baby blue.
Balcones baby blue whiskey is one of the most unique whiskeys out there in the market.
Balcones baby blue whiskey review. Tasted blind, it’s hard to pick this one out as a young whiskey by its nose. Today’s review is of balcones baby blue corn whisky, which is made from roasted blue corn (i’m not sure where they get the name baby blue from though), and bottled at 92 proof after being aged at least 6 months in oak. I actually reviewed an earlier incarnation (and probably a younger whisky as well) all the way back in december 2012 (see old review in norwegian here ).
Finishes moderately with another hit of bananas foster alongside vanilla. In some countries the baby blue would be a single grain whisky as the spirit is entirely made at balcones, but as that is not a regulatory term in the us, it is officially a corn whisky. When we first tried this we thought it was wonderful, though very different.
There are hints of vanilla and caramel under distinct oak and sawdust notes. The first whiskey released in texas since prohib Balcones baby blue is corn whiskey distilled from blue corn, hence the name.
Balcones is the first whiskey to be legally distilled in texas, and tends to be corn whiskies instead of bourbon and ryes. Specifically, they are using blue corn — a variety of corn that is grown specifically in the southwestern united states and native to texas. The starchy character (“white dog,” in the parlance) is overpowering on the nose alone, with a huge, grainy body and a finish redolent of petrol.
Balcones distilling in waco, texas 'imports' blue corn from new mexico to make this unaged undiluted true blue corn whiskey from 100% mash of blue corn. This whiskey is made from double distilled heirloom blue corn, matured in used 5 gallon casks for a limited time. If you’ve only tried one balcones whisky, it’s probably baby blue.
This, again, is the same juice as the baby blue and 100 proof but is from barrels that hit just the right spot to be bottled directly. Intentionally youthful, baby blue captures the essence of this prized corn with a round nuttiness, roasted overtones and refined complexity. Founded in 2008, with operations commencing in 2009, balcones distilling claims the mantle of first texas whiskey on the market since prohibition.
Using 100% blue corn chip tate, the […] Intentionally youthful, baby blue captures the essence of this prized corn with a round nuttiness, roasted overtones and refined complexity. Rumour has it that balcones baby blue will be released also on the norwegian market shortly.
A true texas original that we are delighted to share with the world. The balcones baby blue is marketed as a corn whiskey, and fittingly enough corn is the only item on the ingredients list. This is the first texan whisky, as well as being the first whisky to be distilled from blue corn!
(side note, something about this type of arrangement “feels. Baby blue corn whisky bottling note. They also make a version named baby blue aged for 4 months in miniature new oak barrels, and bottled at 46% abv.
Though what the name doesn’t tell you is that it’s surprisingly tasty. Balcones baby blue corn whisky review. The first whiskey to be tasted is balcones baby blue, which is the entry level whiskey, made with atole, a roasted blue corn meal.
At the time, it was an almost revolutionary whiskey release, and even by modern standards it has some novel elements to it. Balcones distillery began distilling in 2009 in waco, tx and today produces quite a few different spirits. The palate is thick with apples, cream, and baked spiced butter.
The mouthfeel is viscous with a soft finish. Balcones makes a point of choosing various barrel types to suit their whiskies. Balcones baby blue, nas, 46 %.
The whiskey is named for its mash bill and it’s aging. With that being said, you might wonder if it is worth buying this whiskey since it will most definitely pinch your pocket. Located in waco, tx, their operation began with the refurbishing of an old industrial space.
This rich and oily maize adds new sophistication to the corn whisky tradition while keeping the freshness and verve of classic american distilling. The first texas whiskey on the market since prohibition, baby blue is crafted from roasted blue corn. These days it's become a firm favourite, along with the rest of the craft distillery's fantastic releases.
In this review, we will discuss aspects of balcones baby blue whiskey in detail. This is a corn whisky made from roasted heirloom blue corn. Overall, it’s still not my favorite whiskey in the world, but baby blue is, at present, the best it’s ever been.