Balcones 1 Texas Single Malt Whisky
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Dark amber in hue, with a nose of molasses, walnut, pekoe tea, and raspberry. A flash of heat leaves a satin cloud of flavor on the mouth: Lavish notes of cocoa, peanut butter, and saddle leather soon mellow out to reveal orange peel seasoned with black pepper. Decisively big and bold at 128 proof after at least 24 months in oak, it’s well worth the experience.
In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic, right here in the Heart of Texas. It all started in an old welding shop under a bridge in Waco. For the next year, they replaced the roofing, knocked out walls, laid brick, cut pipes, installed copper pot stills from Portugal, and shoehorned a whisky distillery inside that quaint building. Proud of what they had accomplished on their own, they began distilling in 2009.
A popular favorite among emerging niche categories of American Whiskies, American Single Malts now compete with the best from Scotland, Ireland and Japan. American Single Malt Whiskeys must be mashed, distilled and matured at a single distillery and made entirely from malted barley. There are well over one hundred distillers producing a variety of high-quality American Single Malt Whiskeys.