What exactly does Texas heat do to a whiskey’s flavor profile? It’s a cringeworthy cliché, but there’s really no single word that describes Texas bourbons better than “big.” Garrison Brothers Estacado, which we reviewed last year, has a dense, complex nose, full of cinnamon and grain and a whisper of fruit; on the palate, it’s sticky, spicy, and mouth-filling, demanding your full attention. Balcones’s Texas Blue Corn Bourbon is similarly intense, with loads of darker-hued notes—tobacco, leather, burnt sugar—adding depth to the typical vanilla-and-caramel bourbon profile.
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