Nose: Salty buttered popcorn, malty baby rusks, vanilla, honey, cream soda, grapefruit, fudge, corn on the cob and bread and butter pudding.
Palate: Very smooth and sweet with a mouthful of roasted corn, creamy vanilla, ripe mashed banana and a hint of chewy black liquorice.
Finish: Slabs of nutty fudge, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, mint flavoured milk chocolate, crushed black pepper, a twist of bitter lemon rind, a little salt and I even get a cloud-like swirl of candy floss coming through.
the unforgettable fiery flavour sensation of the Brimstone and the
lip-smacking quality of their Texas Single Malt, the Baby Blue is yet another wonderful whisky by Chip Tate at Balcones. The blue corn used to create this whisky gives it a quite unique character and it's clear this is a distillery not afraid to experiment and do things their own way. A delicious drop and I'm even tempted
to pour it over good quality vanilla ice cream for an after dinner dessert.
Batch 12-9, bottled on 18/10/2012