This is a single malt offering from Balcones. It’s an NAS expression bottled at 53% ABV.
Nose: Very grain forward – you can tell this malt is rather young. Cardamom, coconut and floral notes.
Palate: Massive malt profile – bitter coffee, young oak, honey.
Finish: Malt still young and dominant with anise.
Rating: 80/100 – A bit one dimensional given the youth of the malt.
Value for the money: I believe these go for $70+ at retail which is competing with much older malts from scotland. I’d buy this if it were around $35-$40 perhaps.