This unique blue corn whiskey comes from Balcones Distillery in Waco, TX, the first Texas brand to release a whiskey since the prohibition. It’s a 92 proof bottle with at least an 80% corn mash bill and that’s where this one takes an interesting turn. The corn that head distiller, Jared Himstedt uses is 100% Hopi blue corn. A type of corn that was first produced by the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico and it definitely brings a different flavor profile to this whiskey.
The nose is a mix of black licorice and caramel corn. When you start tasting it there’s a little bit of a vanilla, red-hot combination with a lingering spice. As you set down the glass and thought it might go away, It finishes with vanilla and cinnamon. It’s not a bad bottle and is one I would suggest trying next to a bourbon and a rye because it is just brings a different taste to your glass than what you might be used to.
The blue corn whiskey in five words or less: A bag of vanilla licorice.
W&W Rating : 3.3 / 5
Price : $36.99 - $39.99