Whisky Review – Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky


I received a bottle of Balcones Texas Single Malt Whisky way back in early March. Thanks to some positive feedback that I received from a friend that recently tried this whisky (my friend is a rum drinker looking to broaden his booze infused horizons, and I was kind enough to give him a sample to try at his leisure), I am finally getting around to writing this review.  Rather than re-write a bit about the Balcones Distillery, I will once again go the lazy route and simply cut and paste snippets from a prior review. Here goes…

Back in late April, I posted a review of the Balcones Brimstone. In that review, I included the following information about the Balcones Distillery of Waco, TX: Continue reading

Whisky Review – Balcones Brimstone


Balcones is a small, craft distillery from Waco, Texas that was founded in 2008. In 2012, they won the Whisky Magazine “Icons of Whisky Award” American Craft Distillery of the Year “for extending the art of distilling by creating a smoked whisky in which the spirit gets infused with smoke in a secret process instead of smoking the grains before mashing”. Although they don’t mention the Balcones Brimstone by name on the Whisky Magazine website, it’s obvious that this is the whisky they’re talking about since Brimstone is a Texas scrub oak smoked corn whisky.

Here is what Chip Tate, Head Distiller for Balcones, has to say about their Brimstone Corn Whisky: Continue reading