Balcones Texas Rye Whiskey is a handcrafted, small batch whiskey made from 100% rye mashbill. This unique whiskey was distilled in copper pot stills, bringing new subtlety and perspective to the approach. The result is a complex and flavorful whiskey with notes of crystal, chocolate and roasted rye.
In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic, right here in the Heart of Texas. It all started in an old welding shop under a bridge in Waco. For the next year, we replaced the roofing, knocked out walls, laid brick, cut pipes, installed copper pot stills from Portugal, and shoehorned a whisky distillery inside that quaint building. Proud of what we had accomplished on our own, we began distilling in 2009.
2019 – ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE – 91 POINTS
2019 – GOOD FOOD AWARDS WINNER
2018 – AMERICAN WHISKEY MASTERS – GOLD
NOSEsoft charred oak, black tea and cracked pepper open up to fruit and chocolate covered cherriesTASTEcreamy buttery toffee, building to peppery spice notes with hints of coffee and nutsFINISHpeanut butter and dark chocolate