Tasted: Balcones Texas Blue Corn Bourbon

blue-corn-bourbon-0567e020f13017d7f699b6a5d63731a5aded1de7Balcones, as I discussed in my review of their Staff Selection Single Barrel, is a small but rapidly growing craft whiskey distillery out of Waco, Texas. Founded in a truly DIY spirit, Balcones’ whiskies are unique because of their meticulous production methodology, and the exceptional final product that this process produces.

Bespoke to a T, Balcones’ distillery is in a revamped metalworking shop, their stills were handmade by the founders, and their original source for heirloom blue corn was local Hopi people. “We quickly went through all they could supply us with” says Head Distiller Jared Himstedt, “and we currently have…