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, we 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 we had accomplished on our own, we began distilling in 2009.
Driven by a passion to create something original and truly authentic, Balcones Distilling marries centuries of distilling tradition with the bold flavors of Texas.
Balcones is synonymous with quality and innovation in the whisky industry, known for emphasizing high quality ingredients and drawing influences from all over Texas.
To date, the distillery has earned over 350 national and international tasting awards and accolades for their whiskies and spirits.