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Balcones Mirador Single Malt Whisky

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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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NOSE

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

palate

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

finish

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

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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 at no cost courtesy of its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan

August 19, 2020
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