Balcones True Blue 100 Whisky
Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky isn't just the first whisky made in Texas since Prohibition, it's also the first and only blue corn whisky made anywhere in the world. Distilled twice and aged in five-gallon oak barrels, Baby Blue is a hand-crafted spirit made inside a hand-crafted distillery. Every square inch of Balcones Distilling, from the 235-gallon copper pot stills hammered by hand to the woodwork and copper plumbing, was made by the distillers at Balcones.
Balcones never uses chill filtering or caramel coloring in making Baby Blue Whisky. Instead, Balcones uses only fresh New Mexican blue corn, ferments its own wash and distills the product from start to finish, going so far as to number each bottle by hand. "We're trying to do something that's novel," he says. "More importantly, we're trying to do something that's authentic.” Balcones Blue 100 proof is made from roasted Hopi blue corn. True Blue 100 is made from the same select barrels of their blue corn whisky brought down to 100 proof.
True Blue 100 is inspired by the bottled-in-bond tradition. 100% of the whisky in this bottle was born, raised, and bottled at Balcones--from mash to glass. More approachable than full cask-strength whisky, True Blue 100 retains the depth and complexity of over-proof spirits with the softer edges.
True Blue 100 Proof Corn Whisky won the "World's Best Corn Whisky" category award at the World Whiskies Awards in 2018.