Friday, December 16, 2016


Multi-award winning, Texas based Balcones Distilling, has announced the launch of two new limited expressions, which will go on sale in the UK from Monday.

Balcones Rum Cask Single Malt (64.2% ABV) has been produced using Balcones signature '1' Texas Single Malt Classic Edition, which has been filled into Balcones Texas Rum barrels for several months of finishing. Balcones Blue Corn Bourbon - Second Release (64.9% ABV) is a straight bourbon, which echos the rich and bold style of the first release in 2015.   

Balcones: Rum Cask Finish Single Malt & Blue Corn Bourbon Second Release

Built under a bridge in Waco just eight years ago, trailblazing Balcones broke new ground earlier this year by moving into a stunning new 65,000-square-foot facility just a few blocks away from its original site. The new distillery is helping Balcones to meet the overwhelming demand for its craft spirits and give its distillers the capacity and flexibility to create new, cutting-edge spirits it is already renowned for.

World-class Speyside-based coppersmiths and still makers Forsyths were commissioned to produce the distillery’s new stills, as a nod to the traditional fine art of whisky making in Scotland. 

Commenting on the new releases, Jared Himstedt, Head Distiller at Balcones Distilling said: "A big part of what excites us about distilling is in the research and development; experimenting and pushing boundaries of what has been done before and sharing our individual approach to spirits. Showcasing our special releases each year is really fun for us. This year's releases are no exception - our Rum Cask Single Malt marries two of our favourite spirits together. We are super happy with the resulting blend and how our Single Malt reads under a different backdrop."

Both of the new releases will feature in Balcones Distilling’s Tweet Tasting event on Monday December 19th at 19:00 GMT via #BalconesWhisky which will be hosted by Steve Rush from The Whisky Wire.

Balcones Rum Cask Single Malt and Balcones Blue Corn Bourbon - Second Release, will be available on Monday from Master of Malt, for the respective RRP’s of £115.95 and £105.95.

Posted by Steve Rush