A spectacular whisky from Balcones in Waco, Texas. Distilled with blue corn, which makes a mighty fine tortilla chip and (so it seems) a mighty fine whisky too! It's unique and also pretty dangerous, as blue corn contains a high oil content, which when mixed with heat from distillation can become somewhat... Flammable. The risk is worth it, however, as True Blue is a true blue winner.
Color: A rich orange-red color with thick, branching legs
Aroma: Delightful. Corn milk, grass, light brown sugar, pear, creamy vanilla bean gelato, and grilled pineapple spears. Lots of fruity-floral esters.
Taste: Initially quite sweet with strong notes of coconut and pineapple, the mid-palate takes a decidedly drier turn with herbaceous notes of sage and lavender as well as a tangy kind of tannin that comes off as a little medicinal.
Finish: On the dry side with cocoa-like bitterness and gum-tingling tannin. Surprisingly dry for the lushness of the aroma.