The Rich Taste of Balcones Rye: Texas’ Finest Single Malt Whisky

At Balcones Distilling, we take pride in making some of the best in the world. Our Rye Whiskey is made from a special blend of malted and unmalted rye grains. This unique combination creates an intense flavor with a smooth finish that is sure to please any whiskey aficionado.

The process begins with carefully selected grains from Texas-grown farms. The grains are milled, mashed, fermented, and distilled on-site in Waco, Texas to ensure the highest quality product possible. We then age our Rye Whiskey in handcrafted charred white oak for at least two years before bottling.

Our Rye Whiskey offers a unique flavor profile that blends spicy notes with sweet hints of caramel and toffee. The aroma is rich and inviting with layers of complexity that reveal themselves as you sip. On the palate, it is full-bodied yet smooth and mellow with a long and satisfying finish.

For those who appreciate fine , Balcones Rye Whiskey will not disappoint. It has already earned numerous awards, including Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2020 and a score of 94 points from Enthusiast Magazine in 2018.

At Balcones Distilling, we are passionate about crafting superior whiskey that stands out among its peers—and our Rye Whiskey truly exemplifies this commitment to excellence. Try it today to experience the complex flavors and smooth finish that make this spirit so special!

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The Type of Whiskey Produced by Balcones

Balcones “1” Texas Single is a type of malt whisky, which is an aged spirit made from malted barley. This whisky is produced in small batches using traditional techniques and ingredients adapted for New World tastes, with opening aromas bearing hints of toffee and overripe fruits. It has a timeless style that sets it apart from other whiskies and showcases the true character of the malt.

Who Is the Owner of Balcones Bourbon?

Balcones is currently ownd by Davos Brands, a subsidiary of the global company Diageo. The acquisition was made in 2020 and has allowed Balcones to expand its distribution network to all 50 states with the help of sales support from Davos Brands. Balcones is renowned for its high-quality, award-winning and is one of the most popular brands in the whiskey industry.

The Location of Balcones Whiskey Production

Balcones Whiskey is made in Waco, Texas. It is crafted with care and passion by the team at Balcones Distilling, located in the historic Waco Cotton Exchange building. The distillery is known for its commitment to quality and innovation, usng traditional methods to produce its award-winning whiskeys. Balcones whiskey has been recognized around the world for its bold and intense flavor profiles that are rooted in Texas terroir. From its flagship Texas single malt whiskey to its unique flavored whiskeys, each bottle of Balcones whiskey is a testament to the craftsmanship and passion of their master distillers.

Production of Balcones Bourbon

Balcones bourbon is crafted at the Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas. The distillation process begins with locally grown grains that are milled, mashed, and fermented onsite before distillation. After distillation, the bourbon is aged in charred American oak barrels to give it its distinct flavor. The entire process takes place in Waco, Texas and results in an award-winning spirit that has been recognized by bartenders and whiskey connoisseurs aroud the world.


The Balcones Rye is a truy unique whisky, combining centuries of distilling tradition with techniques and ingredients to create an unforgettable taste. Distilled from locally sourced Texas-grown grains, it has captivated whisky aficionados around the world with its bold and intense flavor profile. By partnering with Davos Brands in 2020, Balcones has been able to expand its reach, enabling more people to experience this timeless style of malt whisky for themselves. For those looking for something truly special and unique, Balcones Rye is surely worth a try.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.