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Balcones Lineage Texas Single Malt

SKU fc5c1d3916c5 Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tag Balcones Lineage Texas Single Malt

$35.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Balcones Lineage Texas Single Malt whiskey that blends tradition with innovation. Made with a mix of Scottish and Texas-grown barley, then aged in both refill and new oak barrels, it delivers a unique flavor profile that's both familiar and exciting.

Description

Balcones Lineage is a single malt whiskey that pushes the boundaries of what a Texas whiskey can be. It’s a carefully crafted spirit that bridges the gap between classic Scottish single malts and the bold, innovative spirit of Texas distilling. Here’s a deeper dive into what makes Lineage so unique:

Grain to Glass: The magic starts with the grain bill. Lineage uses a unique blend of Scottish Golden Promise malted barley, known for its delicate sweetness and floral notes, and malted barley grown right here in Texas. This combination creates a base that’s both familiar and uniquely Texan, reflecting the diverse influences that shape the state.

The Art of Aging: After fermentation, the whiskey is matured for 3 years. Balcones utilizes a combination of refill and new oak barrels. Refill barrels, previously used for bourbon or other spirits, impart subtle notes of vanilla and spice, while the new oak barrels contribute bolder flavors of caramel, char, and toasty oak. This aging process allows Lineage to develop a rich and complex character.

A Flavorful Journey: On the nose, Lineage offers a surprising bouquet. Hints of sweetness and tropical fruit mingle with a touch of unexpected funk, a signature characteristic of some Texas whiskeys. The first sip explodes with vibrant flavors. Fresh-cut papaya and rum-soaked raisins take center stage, balanced by a wave of warm spices like cinnamon and clove. The oak influence becomes more prominent on the finish, lingering with a pleasant dryness and hints of baking spices.

More Than Just Neat: Lineage is a versatile whiskey that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Savor it neat to fully appreciate the intricate flavor profile. Add a touch of water to open up the flavors even further. Enjoy it on the rocks for a refreshing take, or incorporate it into your favorite cocktails for a unique twist.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

53%

Country

United States

Region

Texas

Brand

Balcones

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Sweet and indulgent, sourdough starter and cream soda, mulled cider, bruised bananas and peaches, tea tree.

Finish

Finish

Late palate builds into the transition to finish, slight prickle with more tea tree, black tea and hint of cinnamon.

Taste

Taste

Caramelized sweetness, soft oak, manuka honey, chestnuts and hint of red wine reduction.