Balcones Brimstone

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Grade: B-

Type: American, Texas, Corn

Age: N/A

ABV: 53.00%

Price: $65

Availability: Better Whiskey Stores

The nose on this is smoked BBQ and corn. The palate tastes like BBQ ribs, very unique profile here, smoked salmon. The finish is really smokey, much different from what you may think as an Islay scotch, it’s more like a smoked fish or rib meat. I tried this a few times, the first time I really liked it. However, by a second and third dram I had lost my taste for it. It tasted like BBQ that had way to much sauce on it. Meh…. I think that it’s unique and worth trying; however, I’m unlikely to ever purchase a bottle. B-/C+

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Corsair Triple Smoke

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Grade: C

Type: American, Tennessee

Age: N/A

ABV: 40.00%

Price: $50

Availability: Better Whiskey Stores

This whiskey is pot stilled with peat smoked barley. The nose has a little smoke to it. The smoke is much more faint that that of an Islay style whiskey and doesnt show back up until the finish. On the palate and finish there is this lingering lemon tasting wood. I had high hopes for this but I couldnt get into it. The after taste was almost bad with a cinnamon flavor that was mixed with soap and bad tequila.