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Balcones Texas Rye...

Balcones Texas Rye (50.0%): I am kinda late for this post but I only purchased my very first bottle last week... Originally it got released right at the beginning of 2018 as a permanent addition to Balcones' core range to celebrate the distillery's 10th anniversary. Although the whiskey is distilled from 100% rye the real mashbill is a little more complicated than that. It consists of 80% unmalted Elbon rye which is a historic variety sourced from West Texas, 15% malted European rye kilned as chocolate and crystal ryes and finally 5% unmalted European rye heated to very high temperatures to be qualified as roasted rye... After the fermentation the wash is distilled twice in pot stills like single malt Scotch whiskies and matured in #3 char American oak barrels. The back label says that the whiskey is aged at least 15 months and bottled on August 14th, 2018.
Color: Medium amber with an orange tint. Thin and slow legs around the glass.
Nose: Rubber rain boots, new car tires and pl…

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