Balcones True Blue Tequila Cask Finish Cask Strength Texas Whisky (750ml) - Whiskey Hunt Australia Selection
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Balcones True Blue Tequila Cask Finish Cask Strength Texas Whisky (750ml) - Whiskey Hunt Australia Selection

$174. 99
$2099.88 Dozen
ABV: 60.7%

Almost as exotic as it is daringly brilliant, Balcones manage to pull off yet another sensational single barrel in a cross-border experiment that sees one of the biggest and best corn whiskeys on the planet finished in an x-Tequila cask for seventy-nine months. The result is a heady mix of dense, oily, sweet corn and juicy agave flavours that's akin to premium Reposado Tequila on steroids. It's also one of WHA's smallest offerings to date. 54 bottles were rescued from evaporation. We have a fraction of that to share with the growing number of Balcones fans in Australia. More production details below. 60.7% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. Tasted from a 50ml sample.

Notes from the importers... Balcones has been racking up the awards since 2014 when they were named U.S. Craft Whiskey Distiller of the Year. The Balcones single barrel program really showcases the unique products they offer and the nuances that come from the Texas climate and local ingredients. Generally, whiskies are aged for many years or even decades.  However, the unique climate of Texas changes that paradigm completely. Everyone knows it's hot in Texas, but that's only half the story. Rapid temperature swings are a part of the region's weather characteristics, and these quick shifts force barrels to "breath" at a much faster rate than in traditional whiskey-making regions.  This not only causes oak flavours to mingle with the liquid inside but also accelerates the complex processes that transform raw spirit into a fully-matured product.  Its one of several ways Balcones embraces a unique terroir. This private release is a single grain mashbill made from 100% Texan Grown Heirloom Blue Corn – 4 times more expensive than yellow dent corn typically used in US Whiskey production but gives the whiskey a much richer, deeper flavour with a wonderfully oily mouth feel.  Aged for 2 years in a KY Bourbon Barrel then finished in a Tequila Cask in the 3rd level of the 1950s constructed distillery building in Downtown Waco (separate to their 3 x Rick Houses affectionately known as the “Aviation Warehouse”).  This cask was on the 3rd rack and directly under a pane glass window, where it had direct sunlight hitting it for 6 years!  That additional aging and rickhouse location means some very thirsty angels left us with only 54 bottles of this incredible whiskey!