Named "best whisky" many times over, Balcones Texas Single Malt is made from 100% Golden Promise barley and aged in several different types of casks. Golden Promise is an early-maturing spring barley that has a depth of flavor ideal for single malts. While it was popular in Scotland for many years, it gave way to cheaper barely that was higher in yield but lower in quality. Nose of dried figs, caramelized sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Initial palette of cinnamon and sauteed pears. Slightly mellow mid-palate with notes of toasty malt and some nuttiness. Warm, drying finish with a subtle, roasted hazelnut flavor.