A simply fabulous Texas-style Peated Single Malt with a rich and full-flavored everything.
You just have to love the charming, independent, and rebellious spirit of Texas. Balcones Distilling is based in Waco — just about half way between Dallas and Austin. Texas is a big state, and they like everything big… big steaks, big trucks, big hats, and big flavors. Balcones is still a small distillery (thank goodness!), but it is filled with big ideas. They hand-make a range of Whiskies, Rums, and mysterious fiddly Spirits — all of which are unabashedly crafted with the big flavors they love. These Spirits are top notch, and they have the awards to prove it.
Balcones Peated Texas Single Malt was first released in 2018 as "Balcones 1," and that number is still emblazoned on the label today. Since there are no peat bogs in Texas, they import Golden Promise barley from Scotland that has been malted and gently dried over peat. Then they run it through their Scottish copper-pot still. It’s aged for three years and delivered at a powerful 62.9% ABV. This flavorful annual release has sold out each year since its launch.