Balcones Texas Straight Bourbon
Who says there aren’t pioneers anymore?
Balcones is a true pioneer, not just in Texas Whiskey but across the board. Their unique releases have proven both that Texas is a serious spirits region and that great whiskey can be made in entirely new ways. Their experiments with mashbills, barrel finishes, barrel sizes, and new techniques have helped break new ground in American whiskey, and we are always excited to work with them. This cask is a great example of what makes them special.
This straight bourbon whiskey shows just what Texas ingenuity, grains, and temperatures can do. It was made from 100% Texas-grown roasted blue corn, an unusual mash bill for a bourbon, and aged for two years in a 60-gallon new American oak cask. It tastes like charred, buttery corn-on-the-cob dipped in maple syrup.
Single Cask #8: Balcones Distilling Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Age: 2 years
Quantity produced: 199 bottles
Details: Cask strength; Non-chill filtered; no color added
This whiskey is still available in select stores in California.
- Mashbill — 100% Texas-Grown Roasted Blue Corn
- Maturation Barrel Info — New American Oak
- Barrel Size — 53 gallons
- Finishing Barrel Info — N/A
- Length of Secondary Maturation/Finishing — N/A
- Age of Spirit — 2 years, 2 months
ALSO FROM THIS DISTILLER:
- Type: Single Cask
- Pour: Neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail
- Glass: glencairn or rocks glass
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.