Sunday, 29 January 2012


The First legal Texas whisky since Prohibition,.
Balcones Baby Blue is made from 100% roasted Hopi blue corn.
Americans have innovated the use of corn in whisky since we first set foot on this continent. Baby Blue is not white lighting nor bourbon. It has the freshness and verve of a traditional corn whisky but with a refined complexity added by brief aging in small oak barrels. It has a round nuttiness and roasty overtones with a smooth finish. By legal definitions it could be labeled as a bourbon, but it is not essentially a bourbon in character. Bourbon is largely dominated by the flavors of the wood in the barrel; the new charred oak barrels give bourbon is defining and recognizable flavors, color and aroma. The brief aging in oak certainly contributes some of the recognizable oak notes and characteristic of bourbon, but these flavors do not dominate the rich corn flavors that have taken so much trouble to impart to the spirit. In any case, bourbon drinkers, as well as other whisky drinkers, will find plenty here to like.

46 % Abv- 92 Proof

Silver Medal 2011- “Best of Category” Corn Whisky, American Distilling Institute

Gold Medal 2010- “Corn Whisky,” American Distilling Institute
Double Gold Medal 2010- San Francisco International Spirits Competition

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1 comment:

  1. We're doing the "Brimstone" tomorrow, I'm excited about tasting mesquite smoked corn whisky