Balcones Pot Still Bourbon

Delicate, Juicy, Oak, Vanilla
The Balcones Pot Still Bourbon comes from Texas and is characterised by its unique composition of roasted blue corn, wheat, rye and malt. This whisky is produced entirely on site, from the milling of the grains to storage and distillation.
Balcones Pot Still Bourbon
Balcones Pot Still Bourbon (Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)
Straight Bourbon | No Age Statement | 46,00 % ABV. | 59,86 €/l | Balcones Distillery | produced in USA (Texas) | Whiskybase ID 173040


At first sniff, we immediately notice the distinctive scent of burnt caramel and the rich nuances of pecan or walnut. A hint of green apple (Granny Smith) and the aroma of baked chestnuts complete this inviting range of flavours.


The first sip reveals a creamy, spicy and sweet explosion of flavour. The intensity of black pepper, which is defined here not by heat but by flavour, stands out in particular. The well-known "Balcones Funk" note, which is already familiar from our Texas Rye Review, gives this bourbon a unique flavour. Toffee, candied apple and a hint of corn combine to create a full-bodied flavour experience that is accompanied by a subtle influence of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).


The finish is long-lasting and offers a roasted malt note accompanied by a hint of burnt flavour. The sweetness remains present and dry, giving our whisky a balanced and appealing aftertaste.


The Balcones Pot Still Bourbon is definitely funky and off the standard bourbon path. With its own character and a wide range of aromas and flavours, it is a delight for whisky enthusiasts looking for something unique. Delicious and intriguing, this whisky is a real experience for the senses - even if it's not for everyone.

Rating: 77/100 - Very Good (Marcel: 76 | Sascha: 78)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

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