Balcones Texas Blue Corn Bourbon (Batch BCB17-1), 64.6%

Price: $80 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

The concentration here is impressive, as dates and raisins meet leathery oak that smells of a dusty tack shop, joined by some lovely cinnamon, clove, and spearmint. The intensity on the rich palate is face-melting, hot, and muscular. Sweet flan, caramel corn, and vivid spice succumb to a finish built for oak lovers, drying and a bit tannic, bringing the molten sweet flavors to an end too soon.