The Story of Balcones Distillery
Balcones Distillery is the end result of a fascination with fermentation and a life long appreciation of fine things. It is not insignificant that the partner's first meeting was at a local homebrew club meeting 7 years ago. They have 25 years combined experience in both professional and home brewing, and work by the core beliefs that you
- Begin being a good whiskey distiller by brewing good beer
- You can’t get anything out of the stills that you don’t put in, and
- Starting with a great fermentation is the first step to ending up with a great spirit.
The Balcones commitment to hand crafting thier spirits extends into the design and layout of the distillery and the engineering and construction of equipment. The benefits of building and installing thier own equipment became clear to them as they began to build the distillery. By building thier own condensers, wash stills, heat exchangers, hot liquor tank, etc. they were able to build exactly the equipment they wanted to use to make spirits.
They are very proud to not only taste spirit they make as it ages and matures, but to also work everyday with equipment that was painstakingly and lovingly made.
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