It’s that time of year again! Our annual releases of Balcones Texas Blue Corn Bourbon and True Blue Cask Strength will be available starting this Saturday at the distillery. Both distilled from our prized roasted blue corn, these whiskies are only available for a limited time, and are sure to excite whisky lovers everywhere. As always, these two whiskies are bottled at full cask strength for an intense and lasting experience.
Our distillers recently spent some time with each whisky last week and prepared the following tasting notes:
Texas Blue Corn Bourbon 17-1, 64.6%
Nose: leather, varnish, eggnog, roasted nutshell, Crème brûlée, hints of mint, dark chocolate and dried leaves
Taste: rich caramelized sugars and creamy notes of custard and eggnog balance bittersweet nuts, black tea and molasses
Finish: Crème brûlée and eggnog fade to hints of nutmeg and dried fall leaves
True Blue Cask Strength 17-1, 68.3%
Nose: Fall honey, roasted chestnuts, candy corn, brown butter polenta cake, hints of leather and oak smoke
Taste: Sweet and savory corn syrup, vanilla, pecan shell, burnt sugar, hints of rose water
Finish: Long finish starts spicy and opens up to floral notes before fading to dry nutshell linger
Sales of these two whiskies will start at 1pm on Saturday at the distillery’s whisky shop in Waco. We have fairly sufficient quantities of each one available, but they will only be available first come, first serve! As a reminder, each distillery visitor can legally purchase a maximum of two (2) bottles, every 30 days. If you have purchased the legal maximum on or after September 20, you will be unable to purchase any whisky on site until 30 days from that purchase. Additionally, customers purchasing either whisky will be limited to one (1) of each. We will also have our usual selection of ‘1’ Texas Single Malt, Baby Blue, Rumble, and Brimstone available.
If you can’t make it to our gift shop on Saturday, do not worry! Plenty of both whiskies are heading for our Texas distributor soon, and will be available at your local retailer before the holidays. Keep an eye out, or contact your favorite liquor store to get on their waiting list.