Country: USA
Region: Texas
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 64.2%
Score: 93 points

This Bourbon is part of the Balcones 5th Anniversary Series of releases during 2013, and to compare it to the legendary George T. Stagg Bourbon is high praise. It’s one of the few Bourbons that can match Stagg’s intensity, with a nose of powerful rye, a hint of smoke, toasted oak, and balanced with honey and caramel sweetness underneath. The taste is Stagg-like with a strong chili powder and cinnamon bite that balances well with the honey and caramel touches. The finish is dry, spicy, and long with a surprise flash of pepper. Outstanding. (March, 2013)