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Balcones Distilling Texas Single Malt Finished in a Peated Whiskey Cask

To Peat or Not to Peat

Named to“2023 BEST MALTS” by Breaking Bourbon!

Lost Lantern hand-selected this cask from Balcones Distilling in Waco, Texas. Balcones is a true pioneer. Their unique releases prove that great whiskey can be made in truly new ways.

This is an unusual one, even for the famously creative Balcones. The whiskies from a single distillation run, made from 100% Golden Promise malted barley, were aged in new American, European, and French oak for 3 years. Then those were combined and finished for 1 year and 8 months in a barrel that previously held Balcones Peated single malt whiskey. So this whiskey itself is not peated, but the finish in an ex-peated cask imparts a substantially smoky flavor of its own. This has notes of marzipan, charred graham crackers, s’mores, and smoke-roasted pears. A perfect whiskey for lovers of American single malt eager to explore the expanding boundaries of the style.

2023 Single Cask #11: Balcones Distilling Texas Single Malt Finished in a Peated Whiskey Cask

Proof: 120.4
Age: 4 years
Quantity produced: 241 bottles
Format: 750mL
Details: Cask strength; Non-chill filtered; no color added

Buying Options

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Cask Details

  • Mashbill — 100% Golden Promise
  • Maturation Barrel Info — New American, European & French Oak; ISC Char 3 + custom heavy toast
  • Barrel Entry Proof: 124.6
  • Barrel Size — 225L
  • Finishing Barrel Info — Diluted from 128 proof to 118 proof and then transferred to 225L American Oak that previously held peated Golden Promise single malt
  • Length of Secondary Maturation/Finishing — 1 year and 8 months
  • Type: Single Cask
  • Pour: Neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail
  • Glass: glencairn or rocks glass
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AWARDS & SCORES

We submit a select number of our releases to an even more select group of whiskey competitions. And it’s safe to say the judges have really liked what they’ve tasted. Here are some of the awards we’ve won.

Best of 2023
Breaking Bourbon

About Balcones Distilling

Founded in 2009, Balcones Distilling is a true pioneer. The distillery released the first-ever Texas whiskey, paving the way for hundreds of distilleries that have followed in their footsteps in the Lone Star State. Balcones has a long commitment to experimentation and innovation, creating whiskies that defy convention and unlock entirely new flavors. At the same time, the distillery uses local ingredients, especially grain, to help capture the terroir of Texas. Balcones has proven that Texas is a serious spirits region, and Texas whiskey is its own distinctive style. But the distillery doesn’t rest on its laurels, and continues to innovate and push the boundaries of American whiskey year after year.

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