The new site at the old four-story Texas Fireproof Storage Building in Waco, was officially opened yesterday at ribbon cutting ceremony event, which included live music and whisky pairings with locally sourced food. Guests included Waco Mayor Malcom Dumcan Jr and Tate Christensen, Chairman of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce.
|Brand new copper pot stills form Forsyths of Scotland|
The new distillery which includes brand-new copper pot stills from Forsyths of Scotland and a visitor tasting room, will also provide Head Distiller Jared Himstedt, the flexibility to create new styles of Texas whiskies and spirits.
Although Balcones now has four times the spirit still capacity it once had, with room to grow, the brand promises to maintain the quality and authenticity their loyal followers demand.
Commenting on the new distillery opening, Jared Himstedt, Head Distiller at Balcones, said: "I am so happy to celebrate the official beginning of Balcones’ new adventure today with my peers and local supporters. With the help of this new facility, our product can only improve. I see a promising future for our whiskies.”
Since its inception in 2008, the distillery has become one of the most recognized and acclaimed craft whisky distillers in the world, earning more than 200 awards and accolades since 2009.
Balcones has earned such prestigious titles as: Texas Distillery of the Year at the New York International Spirits Competition, Craft Whisky Distillery of the Year by Whisky Magazine's Icons of Whisky and Craft Whisky Distiller by Wizards of Whisky.
Posted by Steve Rush