Balcones Mirador Texas Single Malt Whisky (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 53% Age: No Age Statement Country: America
Established in 2008 Balcones Distillery was created to deliver a product that is original and and authentic. More importantly it was to deliver this right in the heart of Texas. Taking an old welding shop under a bridge in Waco it was slowly transformed into a whisky distillery and in 2009 the first spirit ran through the stills.
The producers here source local grain, blue corn from New Mexico, Texas grown malted barley, local re-coopered barrels and rain water. The idea is to create whisky that is recognizable and delectable. Ageing here is performed in a unique climate, barrels ‘breathe’ much faster than in Scotland which causes the oak flavours to mingle quicker and accelerates the ageing process. This is whisky that is full of rich flavours and bursting with character.
Mirador is a “second fill barrel malt profile” whisky. This bottling is made up of whiskies aged in previously used casks ranging from 2 years to almost 5 years in age. The oak profile is much softer than other Balcones whisky’s, which is unusual. Normally distilleries in America are driving bottlings with cask influence to get the attention of the whisky drinker, but here is a distillery that are so confident with their product that they have created wonderful flavours and aromas by reigning in the wood, well done, respect to the Balcones team.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Soft at first with orchard fruits. Pears and apples with hints of nectarines, poached peaches, honeysuckle and some dark caramel. Maybe a hint of soft new leather.
Palate: Fruit salad, baking spices and plenty of oils and honey sweetness but then some grassy herbs which mingle with oak and spices. Hints of lemon zest and toasted nuts.
Finish: Medium length with warm poached oranges, sandalwood and soft oak spices.
|35 × 12 × 12 cm
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