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The French Oak is a 1st fill barrel providing more spice, fruit and lots of wood and caramel.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e* Limited Production Quantity may sell out quickly. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- split --\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eBarrel \u0026amp; Bottle Balcones Select Single Barrel American Oak | Barrel #3525 Tasting Notes\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSize:\u003c\/b\u003e 750mL\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eProof:\u003c\/b\u003e 131.4 (65.7% ABV)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAge: \u003c\/b\u003e2 years 10 Months\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNose:\u003c\/b\u003e Most mild of the three.  Pears\/fruits and candy.  Oak comes through at the end\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePalate:\u003c\/b\u003e The wood and body of \"Balcones\", not overly oaked, subtle fruit blend. 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Tasted neat, its warm, but would not realize its 65.7%, w\/ water you really feel the higher proof.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eBarrel and Bottle Balcones Select Single Barrel French Oak Whisky Tasting Notes\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSize:\u003c\/b\u003e 750mL\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eProof:\u003c\/b\u003e 131.8 (65.9% ABV)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAge: \u003c\/b\u003e2 years 10 Months\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNose:\u003c\/b\u003e Incredibly flora and aromatic.  Lightens up ad gives way to sweet caramel and fruits.  Most pronounced of the three.  Water dramatically adds to the floral and fruit.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePalate:\u003c\/b\u003e All the spice! Tangy citrus and orange, wood and caramel.  Water reduces the spice but heightens the sweet fruit.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFinish:\u003c\/b\u003e Zesty orange peel.  Just a touch of the wood.  Feel the proof at 65.9% more than the others, but oh its a good burn.  Just a few drops of water greatly reduces the burn and brings soft caramel to the surface.  Wait for it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eBarrel \u0026amp; Bottle Balcones Select Single Barrel Hungarian Oak | Barrel #4204 Tasting Notes\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSize:\u003c\/b\u003e 750mL\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eProof:\u003c\/b\u003e 136.8 (68.4% ABV)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAge: \u003c\/b\u003e2 years 11 Months\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNose:\u003c\/b\u003e Buttery, mild sweet fruits.  Very light cotton candy.  Pleasant, not overpowering.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePalate:\u003c\/b\u003e Very buttery, subtle fruits, sweet cream in the middle palate, slight banana starts to come out, pink cotton candy. 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This will provide for a rich full flavor and genuine barrel proof. The American Oak is a 5th fill barrel which produces a light smooth and balanced malt, subtle fruits and oak. The Hungarian Oak is a 2nd Fill Barrel producing a deeper richer flavor, more oak and much sweeter notes. The French Oak is a 1st fill barrel providing more spice, fruit and lots of wood and caramel.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e* Limited Production Quantity may sell out quickly. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- split --\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eBarrel \u0026amp; Bottle Balcones Select Single Barrel American Oak | Barrel #3525 Tasting Notes\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSize:\u003c\/b\u003e 750mL\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eProof:\u003c\/b\u003e 131.4 (65.7% ABV)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAge: \u003c\/b\u003e2 years 10 Months\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNose:\u003c\/b\u003e Most mild of the three.  Pears\/fruits and candy.  Oak comes through at the end\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePalate:\u003c\/b\u003e The wood and body of \"Balcones\", not overly oaked, subtle fruit blend. Whole wheat toast with butter.  Burnt caramel, but light.  Just a few drops of water blends the flavors together, a touch more of the wood comes out.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFinish:\u003c\/b\u003e Caramel comes through just a bit and the wood pleasantly lingers. Tasted neat, its warm, but would not realize its 65.7%, w\/ water you really feel the higher proof.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eBarrel and Bottle Balcones Select Single Barrel French Oak Whisky Tasting Notes\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSize:\u003c\/b\u003e 750mL\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eProof:\u003c\/b\u003e 131.8 (65.9% ABV)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAge: \u003c\/b\u003e2 years 10 Months\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNose:\u003c\/b\u003e Incredibly flora and aromatic.  Lightens up ad gives way to sweet caramel and fruits.  Most pronounced of the three.  Water dramatically adds to the floral and fruit.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePalate:\u003c\/b\u003e All the spice! Tangy citrus and orange, wood and caramel.  Water reduces the spice but heightens the sweet fruit.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFinish:\u003c\/b\u003e Zesty orange peel.  Just a touch of the wood.  Feel the proof at 65.9% more than the others, but oh its a good burn.  Just a few drops of water greatly reduces the burn and brings soft caramel to the surface.  Wait for it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eBarrel \u0026amp; Bottle Balcones Select Single Barrel Hungarian Oak | Barrel #4204 Tasting Notes\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSize:\u003c\/b\u003e 750mL\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eProof:\u003c\/b\u003e 136.8 (68.4% ABV)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAge: \u003c\/b\u003e2 years 11 Months\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNose:\u003c\/b\u003e Buttery, mild sweet fruits.  Very light cotton candy.  Pleasant, not overpowering.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePalate:\u003c\/b\u003e Very buttery, subtle fruits, sweet cream in the middle palate, slight banana starts to come out, pink cotton candy. Great with a few drops of water, sweet comes to the front, more of the oak on the finish.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFinish:\u003c\/b\u003e Baked fruits on a toasted crust.  Way smoother than it should be at 64.6%.  Water softens the finish even more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eDistillery Information\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA quarter mile from downtown Waco, Texas, in a neighborhood of long abandoned storefronts, is a small, rusted-metal shed hidden beneath the 17th Street Bridge. The one-time welding shop sits in between the overpass' enormous support pillars, next to a white trailer. It's a safe bet none of the drivers know they're speeding over the worldwide headquarters of Balcones Distilling, the maker of the finest new whiskey in America.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

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Whiskey: Balcones Barrel and Bottle Collectors Set - Deconstruction of Balcones Texas Single Malt

Exclusively sold at CaskCartel.com Barrel and Bottle are all hand selected premium barrels and bottled in a custom ceramic bottle that present the brand in its intended “raw” “Straight from the Cask” form. The whisky is at cask strength and unfiltered. This will provide for a rich full flavor and genuine barrel proof. The American Oak is a 5th fill barrel which produces a light smooth and balanced malt, subtle fruits and oak. The Hungarian Oak is a 2nd Fill Barrel producing a deeper richer flavor, more oak and much sweeter notes. The French Oak is a 1st fill barrel providing more spice, fruit and lots of wood and caramel.

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Barrel & Bottle Balcones Select Single Barrel American Oak | Barrel #3525 Tasting Notes

Size: 750mL

Proof: 131.4 (65.7% ABV)

Age: 2 years 10 Months

Nose: Most mild of the three.  Pears/fruits and candy.  Oak comes through at the end

Palate: The wood and body of "Balcones", not overly oaked, subtle fruit blend. Whole wheat toast with butter.  Burnt caramel, but light.  Just a few drops of water blends the flavors together, a touch more of the wood comes out.

Finish: Caramel comes through just a bit and the wood pleasantly lingers. Tasted neat, its warm, but would not realize its 65.7%, w/ water you really feel the higher proof.

Barrel and Bottle Balcones Select Single Barrel French Oak Whisky Tasting Notes

Size: 750mL

Proof: 131.8 (65.9% ABV)

Age: 2 years 10 Months

Nose: Incredibly flora and aromatic.  Lightens up ad gives way to sweet caramel and fruits.  Most pronounced of the three.  Water dramatically adds to the floral and fruit.

Palate: All the spice! Tangy citrus and orange, wood and caramel.  Water reduces the spice but heightens the sweet fruit.

Finish: Zesty orange peel.  Just a touch of the wood.  Feel the proof at 65.9% more than the others, but oh its a good burn.  Just a few drops of water greatly reduces the burn and brings soft caramel to the surface.  Wait for it.

Barrel & Bottle Balcones Select Single Barrel Hungarian Oak | Barrel #4204 Tasting Notes

Size: 750mL

Proof: 136.8 (68.4% ABV)

Age: 2 years 11 Months

Nose: Buttery, mild sweet fruits.  Very light cotton candy.  Pleasant, not overpowering.

Palate: Very buttery, subtle fruits, sweet cream in the middle palate, slight banana starts to come out, pink cotton candy. Great with a few drops of water, sweet comes to the front, more of the oak on the finish.

Finish: Baked fruits on a toasted crust.  Way smoother than it should be at 64.6%.  Water softens the finish even more.

Distillery Information

A quarter mile from downtown Waco, Texas, in a neighborhood of long abandoned storefronts, is a small, rusted-metal shed hidden beneath the 17th Street Bridge. The one-time welding shop sits in between the overpass' enormous support pillars, next to a white trailer. It's a safe bet none of the drivers know they're speeding over the worldwide headquarters of Balcones Distilling, the maker of the finest new whiskey in America.

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