Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Wine & Spirits Competition
Distilled from 100% Hopi blue corn in Waco, Texas, this is one of the tastier young American whiskies to come out recently. The corn is present and the flavors are dominated by it, but there is a subtle sweetness behind it that really makes the whiskey quite pleasant. It's much softer than most other young products and is very sippable. Balcones has done well to make one of the more accessible whiskies in the burgeoning American craft whisky scene.