November 2018: Balcones Texas Whisky

Balcones
Balcones is a distillery based in Waco, TX. The brand began distilling in 2009 and quickly made a name for themselves. Balcones currently has six labels, and we poured five of them for this tasting, with the sixth used in our cocktail.

We did this tasting blind, with only our host, Mr. Josh Cary, aware of what each glass contained.
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Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky Review

Balcones Baby Blue

Review:  Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky and Mellow Corn Straight Corn Whiskey Bottled-in-Bond

Corn whiskey and bourbon – what’s the difference? Both have at least 51% corn in the mash bill. However, when the corn content  gets cranked up to 80%, it can be labeled as corn whiskey. And unlike bourbon, corn whiskey does not need to be aged in new charred oak.

For those who tend to look for a sweeter bourbon, venturing into corn whiskey may be worthwhile. And for those who also enjoy something unique, then we definitely recommend Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky.

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