Balcones Texas Rye
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Texas
  • Distillery Balcones
  • Age 1 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • chocolate
  • chocolate mint
  • pepper
  • cocoa
  • tobacco
  • oak
  • corn
  • butter
  • rye
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Balcones

Texas Rye (0.75l, 50%)
Price $38.99

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Absolutely 100% Rye and absolutely a Texan. 

Ten years ago, Balcones was a tiny startup distillery in an old welding shop under a bridge in Waco, Texas. After it was all refurbished and equipped with copper pot stills from Portugal, a new shiny Whisky distillery was born, and the magic could start.

In addition to a classic Texas Single Malt, and two blue corn Whiskies, Balcones makes a breathtakingly good 100% Rye Whisky, made from Elbon Rye from Northwest Texas. In a wonderful magic following traditional recipes and methods, a real champion arises. This very expression is a celebration of the distillery's 10th anniversary and it's bottled at 100 proof. It's aged in new and charred oak barrels under two years in the moody climate of Texas, where temperatures swing from scorching hot to cozy cold in just one day and where barrels breathe at a much faster rate. It's also diluted with Hill Country spring water and there are no dirty additives and no flavor enhancements. It's pure and superb. 

  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Texas
  • Distillery Balcones
  • Age 1 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Deep amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Cocoa, pepper and espresso on the nose with a hint of chocolate.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Silky espresso, tobacco and chocolate flavor with mint touch, followed by pepper and oak.

Finish
A robust mint finish with hints of dry oak and cedar.

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  • chocolate
  • chocolate mint
  • pepper
  • cocoa
  • tobacco
  • oak
  • corn
  • butter
  • rye
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.

Balcones has the tallest copper pot stills in the world, featuring proprietary helical lyne arms that were designed and built by the famed Forsyths of Scotland.

A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.

Balcones has the tallest copper pot stills in the world, featuring proprietary helical lyne arms that were designed and built by the famed Forsyths of Scotland.

A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
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