Open the Bottle: Balcones True Blue 100 Proof Straight Corn Whisky
We got into a few different corn whiskeys a while back during a Friday Sip Live and this one was a standout. I'm not sure I'd pay the $45 I paid for it again, though it seems to sell for more lately, it's good to get out of the bourbon box once in a while and try something different. Corn whiskey and this Blue Corn Whisky are certainly different. Not only is the grain makeup different - has to be at least 80% corn to be a straight corn whiskey - but while bourbon and rye MUST be aged in new, charred oak containers, corn whiskey can't be aged in a new, charred oak container. It can be a new barrel but if so, not charred or it can be a used barrel.
This is 100% corn and at least 70% tasty and enjoyable and I'd recommend it if you're thinking of trying corn whisky.