Thanks to /u/ScotchChick for pouring me a sample of this.
Balcones Brimstone differs from other whiskies? Why? Well instead of smoking the grain, which in this case is corn, they smoked the whisky. Which I personally haven’t had before.
However, if this was any other whiskey, I’d probably end the review right there, or opine the amazing aspects of innovation and how the American system allowing for that is great. Were it not for the drama surrounding Balcones.
You see this was made before Chip Tate was… asked to leave. Yes, let’s say asked to leave. Let’s say that the small distillery that was founded by Chip Tate in Waco, Texas eventually severed their connection with their founder, buying out his 27% remaining share in 2014.
From what I’ve heard there was reprehensible behaviour, however that’s rumours and I don’t personally know how much is true. What I do know…
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