Balcones Brimstone Smoked Corn Whiskey

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Size750mL Proof106 (53% ABV) *Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Distilled from 100% roasted Hopi Blue Corn, this whisky earned a score of 95.5 points from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
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About Balcones Brimstone Smoked Corn Whiskey

Balcones Brimstone Whisky is crafted exclusively from roasted Hopi blue corn. This unique strain of corn, which is sourced from New Mexico, produces kernels that are full of rich, roasty nuttiness. "I wanted some corn with guts and a really nice flavor," Tate says. "Only the Hopi blue corn had the depth and elegance needed to create something truly exceptional."

Balcones Brimstone is made by mashing and fermenting the corn, and distilling the resulting wash twice through Tate's copper-pot stills. Following distillation, Tate smokes the distillate — the whisky that is produced after distillation but before maturation — with sun-baked Texas scrub oak using a proprietary process that remains a closely-guarded secret. While a number of distilleries smoke grains prior to distilling them — peated Scotch, for instance, is made by smoking barley over a peat flame — Tate smokes the distillate that is produced after the wash passes through the still. The proprietary process results in a whisky that has a unique flavor profile — the Texas scrub oak adds notes of bacon, barbecue and pulled pork to the whisky. The notes of barbecue and brisket are bold but not overpowering. Rather, they complement flavors of chili pepper, brown sugar, cinnamon and graham crackers. After the distillate is smoked, it is aged in lightly charred, American oak barrels before each bottle is filled and labeled by hand. Balcones Brimstone earned a score of 95.5 points from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible and the title "Best in Category" at the American Distilling Institute Competition in 2012.

"We're trying to do something that's novel," says Tate, noting that Brimstone is one of only a few blue corn whiskies available on the market. "More importantly, we're trying to do something that's authentic."

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About Balcones

Situated in Texas where the extreme and rapid temperature swings make the barrels "breathe" much faster, Balcones Distilling started as a passion project in an old Texas weldin shop in 2009. Today, this is one of the most unique, grain to glass craft distilleries out there. Using only the best of ingredients from blue corn grown in New Mexico to the first malted barley grown in Texas and handmade Scottish Forsyths copper-pot stills, Balcones pays special attention to the barrels. They consider oak to be an ingredient in whisky as well and their barrels are all customized. Balcones whisky is aged in several barrel types for a more complex flavor profile. Besides Balcones whisky which is adored for its bold and intense flavors, they also make rum.

About American Whiskey

There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.

There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.

And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.

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Notes of bacon, barbecue and pulled pork that are bold but not overpowering. Complemented by notes of chili pepper, brown sugar, cinnamon and graham crackers and lead to a smooth, warming finish.
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