Balcones Distillery, Waco, Texas, United States
We have saved a particularly epic whiskey for the end. Brimstone means 'sulfur', and the biblical phrase fire and brimstone translates to "fire and brimstone," which are often described as the instruments of God's wrath.
It is wood smoke and not peat that was used to distil this whiskey. We have burned oak chips to smoke the blue corn that is at the base of this nectar, which explains its singular nature.
Some of my readers will remember that when I talked about Smokehead, I said that the 18 Extra Black expression has aged at Mordor. Well, if that's the case, there's no question that Brimstone has been distilled Orodruin, the Mountain of Destiny. This is honestly my favorite of the evening and be assured that every time I set foot in the United States, I will move heaven and earth to find even a bottle.
Campfire, sausages on fire, wet cottage between friends, BACON, BACON, re-BACON behind ... But for real, bacon. Never seen.
Still the log cabin, anchorite deep in the Yukon. No more masses of selfish and antisocial people filling the malls at Christmas. I close my eyes and let the Brimstone take me away from the crowd.
Long, woody and spicy. From the block, the wood stove, the smoked gouda. I have never seen a similar finale. I do not lie to you, after an hour and a half it was still tasting. Postage stamp glue.
When you say that brandy warms the heart, Brimstone is pretty good. Smoke so original that it would not hurt anyone if distillers of the Islay were going to visit the guys from Waco.
Note: ★ ★ ★ ★★