Balcones Single Barrel European Oak Cask Texas Single Malt Whisky (700ml)
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Balcones Single Barrel European Oak Cask Texas Single Malt Whisky (700ml)

Waco, Texas, UNITED STATES
Reduced from $150.00
$99. 99 Bottle
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 53%

At first inspection, not vastly dissimilar to the French oak expression, however extended breathing proves otherwise. Apart from being conspicuously darker, cask 17037 shows better balance and more malt sweetness. A spice pantry on the nose including clove, nutmeg, peppercorns and cinnamon over dried fruits and creamy vanillas, this is typically robust Balcones, with a slightly lean, bittersweet entry, building with bready / fruity flavours (fig paste, spiced apples, green banana?) A sprinkling of brown sugar, dates and dark chocolate creams up the malty finish, matched by a tongue tingling rush of oak and spice. Minimal water pulls everything together, accenting raisin cake and fruit 'n' nut dark chocolate. Expect this was a sherry cask. Biting stuff, but really grows on you and continues to improve after air contact. Distilled April 2017 and bottled in February 2020. 53% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.