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Whiskyphile, noun [C] specialized / ˈwɪs.ki.faɪl / a disciplined devotion to whisky, first known use 2013.

Balcones

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Balcones

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Nine years ago, Balcones was little more than an idea fueled by a ruthless drive to create something new, something genuine, something worthwhile – a Texas whisky tradition. It all started with an old welding shop under a bridge. We hammered and welded our own stills, and sawed and nailed on that little shack to build the distillery that we use to this day. Since then, we have released ten unique whiskies and spirits, of which we are very proud, and won over 140 national and international awards from the world’s top judges and critics. We don’t just make whisky in Texas. We make Texas whisky.

  • Balcones_Fifth_Anniversary_1176035 Balcones 5th Anniversary Bourbon Cask 2 ~ 65.7% (Balcones) - Review: Balcones 5th Anniversary Bourbon Cask 2 Category: Texan bourbon whiskey Origin: Balcones Distillery Bottling: Offical ABV: 65.7% Cost: £125 for 750ml Score: 91/100 What they say: The second of four single barrel bourbons from Balcones, released as part of their fifth anniversary spectacular. The previous release sold like hot cakes on a cold day, […]
  • balcones-v-brimstone-resurrection-whiskey Balcones 5th Anniversary Brimstone Resurrection ~ 60.5% (Balcones) - Review: Balcones 5th Anniversary Brimstone Resurrection Category: Texan corn whiskey Origin: Balcones Distillery Bottling: Official ABV: 60.5% Cost: ? Score: 90/100 What they say: One fateful day, an accident happened at the Balcones distillery in Waco, Texas. A batch of corn got burnt to the bottom of one of their stills (which Chip and the […]
  • Balcones 5th Anniversary Straight Malt Resurrection Cask Finish ~ 58.3% (Balcones) - Review: Balcones 5th Anniversary Straight Malt Resurrection Cask Finish Category: Texan malt whiskey Origin: Balcones Distillery Bottling: Official ABV: 58.3% Cost: £115 for 750ml Score: 86/100 What they say: A limited edition bottling of Balcones Texas straight malt, finished in the Brimstone Resurrection cask. Brimstone Resurrection was made after accidentally burning corn to the bottom […]
  • Balcones 5th Anniversary Straight Malt Rumble Cask Reserve Finish ~ 57.5% (Balcones) - Review: Balcones 5th Anniversary Straight Malt Rumble Cask Reserve Finish Category: Texan malt whiskey Origin: Balcones Distillery Bottling: Official ABV: 57.5% Cost: £115 for 750ml Score: 92/100 What they say: Released as part of the Balcones fifth anniversary, this Texas straight malt whisky was finished in a cask that previously held their Rumble Cask Reserve. […]
  • Balcones Rumble Cask Reserve Special Release ~ 58.5% (Balcones) - Review: Balcones Rumble Cask Reserve Special Release Category: Texan wildflower honey, turbinado sugar and wild fig spirit Origin: Balcones Distillery Bottling: Official ABV: 58.5% Cost: $82.99 for 750ml (US) Score: 88/100 What they say: While making the rounds of tasting our barrels, I discovered a cache of older Rumble casks that had been all but […]
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