NOSE: melted butter, kettle corn, vanilla, toffee, cinnamon, honey, bread
PALATE: tropical fruits, brown sugar, cotton candy, smoked chilies
FINISH: medium long warming, late cinnamon/leather spice, mint, green peppercorns
Baby Blue is a unique corn whisky made from atole, a roasted blue corn meal. We use this rich and nutty corn to produce a whisky that we hope will bring something new to the corn whisky tradition. Baby Blue isn't bourbon nor white lightning. It has the freshness and verve of traditional corn whisky but with a refined complexity. The result is a round nuttiness and roasty overtones with a smooth finish. Baby Blue was the first Texas whisky on the market since prohibition, and is the only blue corn whisky in the world. It is the only craft-made whisky to have received a 5-star rating from F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal other than Balcones "1" Texas Single Malt.
|(92º) Baby Blue is the first blue corn whiskey made in Texas. It marries refined complexity with the freshness and
verve of a traditional corn whiskey. Made from 100% roasted Hopi blue corn, the kernels are roasted, distilled twice
and briefly aged in small oak barrels – this imparts a slightly sweet, nutty richness that is entirely unique.
|Best served neat, with a little cool water, or over ice.
|At the Balcones Distillery in Waco, TX, proprietor and head distiller Chip Tate marries innovation with traditional distillation methods to create premium, artisanal spirits that pay homage to America’s whiskey tradition. His passion for handcrafted spirits is evidenced by his attention to detail. "By building our own condensers, wash stills, heat exchangers, hot liquor tank, etc. we were able to build exactly the equipment we wanted to use to make spirits. We became extremely familiar with the tools of our trade. The equipment itself is one more level of the distilling process that we get to craft with our own hands,” says Tate. After careful inspection and approval of every stage of the production process, Chip and his team hand-dip each bottle of Balcones with wax as a seal of their approval.