Balcones Distilling, an American single malt pioneer based in Waco, TX, has announced its newest release: Balcones Lineage.
Lineage marries traditional Scotch single malts with “innovative approaches to grain and maturation to celebrate Texas provenance,” the company says. This American single malt is made from both Scottish and Texas-grown barley, and aged in both refill and new oak barrels.
The nose is sourdough starter and cream soda, mulled cider, bruised bananas and peaches, tea tree, the company reports, before a palate of caramelized sweetness, soft oak, manuka honey, chestnuts and hint of red wine reduction. On the finish is more tea tree, black tea and hint of cinnamon.
The suggested retail price for Balcones Lineage is $39.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
This follows news that Balcones Distilling has expanded its single barrel program.