Balcones Mirador Single Malt Whisky


Classification: Malt Whiskey

Company: Balcones Distilling

Distillery: Balcones Distilling

Release Date: March 2020 (Annual Release)

Proof: 112.2

Age: Aged at least 36 months

Mashbill: 100% Malt

Color: Hay

MSRP: $80

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Toasted oak | Light smoke | Chocolate bark | Ripe summer fruits | Hard butterscotch candies | Soft and inviting


Grape skin | Grilled peaches | Light leather | Earthy | Charred wood | Vanilla | Light butterscotch | Full of subtle flavors


Light oak | Dry vanilla | Light tobacco | Light leather | Light and lingering


Balcones Mirador is an annual release that uses a blend of malt whiskeys aged in used barrels. This imparts less dominant oak flavors than you’d see with new charred oak barrel aging, instead allowing the whiskey to develop more nuanced flavors. This is Texas in a glass, instantly transporting me to a field on a hot summer Texas day. It’s easy drinking for the proof, and each sip allows you to pull out more flavors. The bottle being reviewed is from Batch MIR 20-1 with what looks like a (faded) stated date of 3.9.20.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan Moskal

August 19, 2020
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