Balcones Single Barrel French Oak Cask Texas Single Malt Whisky (700ml)
[Cask 9647] Bristling oak spices on the nose have a subdued, drying effect, evoking pencil shavings, cocoa and white pepper. The drier of the lot, with more late astringency and fire too. In fact, almost like a young, uncut Armagnac. Prunes and dried apricots are taken out by assertive wood spices at the finish. The malt richens with bitter dark chocolate and ginger bread through the aftertaste. Straight up, this is quite an attack. Add water to find its sweet spot. Distilled May 2017 and bottled in early 2020. 53% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.