Balcones Brimstone Resurrection
Added on Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 04:50 AM
  Bottler: Balcones
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 64.50 % Region: Texas
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
This whisky from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas was named “World’s Best American Whiskey” in Whisky Magazine’s 2014 World Whiskies Awards.
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: burnt tortillas, dried old lacquer in a metal paint can, cherry syrup, linseed oil, and what a burnt-down house must smell like after it's been put out but still smouldering. Smoky but with a fruit and sweetness to it that is very peculiar.

 

t: sweet corn with the husk charred black in a campfire. Dark vanilla oak, sour cherries and fig, with a dill brine. Middle is back to old lacquer, whole cloves, and a savoury sweetness that balances the smoke and creates a nice balance.

 

I can see how this is very polarizing. This is not peaty or earthy; this is intense campfire smoke that is sweet and sour all at the same time with a strong tone of black tea and burnt caramel popcorn. And a great ABV that really packs a punch!  [n: burnt tortillas, dried old lacquer in a metal paint can, cherry syrup, linseed oil, and what a burnt-down house must smell like after it's been put out but still smouldering. Smoky but with a fruit and sweetness to it that is very peculiar.   [B+/B] 

Andy
 

Bacon and charred firewood.

 

B-/B 

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