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Tres Hombres Texas Whisky
(Collaboration with ZZ Top)
Please enjoy my Balcones Tres Hombres Texas Whisky Review!
Who are these “Tres Hombres”?
Balcones Tres Hombres Texas Whisky was created in collaboration with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Texas band, ZZ Top. Hence, the whisky’s name comes from the band’s first top 10 album, Tres Hombres, which was released in 1973. Tres Hombres Texas Whisky originally debuted in November 2021. However, the bottle I bought was from the second release, which became available May of this year. It bears the markings batch: ZZ22-1, date: 4.28.22 on its label.
Tres Hombres Whisky Sounds Interesting. Tell me more!
Balcones Tres Hombres Texas Whisky has a mash bill consisting of Roasted Blue Corn, Malted Barley and Rye. They say that is one grain for each band member. It is not clear how much of each band member is in the whiskey, however, as the percentages of each grain in the mash bill are not provided.
Tasting Notes – Balcones Tres Hombres Texas Whisky
Let’s taste it:
🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn
👉Nose: Pear, but also wine, a bit like a Beaujolais and Red Burgundy hybrid; there’s subtle tangerine, too with a ginger ale-like effervescence; notes of cedar and oak; background of brown sugar; subtle raisin; mild to moderate alcohol
👉Taste: Similar flavors continue into the taste; most evident are the pear, wine, brown sugar, cedar and oak; oak and dryness become more evident as we head towards the finish
👉Finish: All the flavors linger with dryness increasing and a bit of spice developing; long finish with a mild to moderate burn; the effervescence lingers, too
Tres Hombres is a very enjoyable Texas Whisky
Balcones Tres Hombres is a very enjoyable Texas Whisky. While there are quite a bit of fruit and wine notes, they are balanced by the dryness, oak, cedar and ginger ale-like effervescence which is present throughout the sip. At 100 proof, this whiskey is really easy to drink.
Just like the members of ZZ Top, the three different grains used in Balcones Tres Hombres Texas Whisky blend together to create something truly special. Like a Sharp Dressed Man who Just Got Paid, this whiskey has Legs, and goes great with TV Dinners, too! That may not make much sense, or maybe it does. Evidently, it’s not easy getting four ZZ Top song titles into one sentence! It’s Got Me Under Pressure!?
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