After years of planning, dreaming, and building, we are finally ready to welcome our loyal fans to the recently revived Texas Fireproof Storage building, the new home of Balcones Distilling. Converting the nearly 100-year-old structure into a craft whisky distillery proved to be an immense undertaking, one that we approached with considerable care to not only preserve the character of the building, but to continue producing whiskies of great character. Nearly two years after starting construction, we’re thrilled to share what we’ve built with the rest of the world.
This past weekend we welcomed over 500 people for a sneak peek of the new distillery for a day of community, celebration, and, of course, whisky. Tickets sold out almost immediately, so if you missed out on that opportunity, reservations are now available for guided tours on select dates!
All tour booking will be handled online through our website. Tours will take place at 5:15pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with one additional tour on Saturday at 2pm. At this time we are not accepting walk-ins, so please book your tour soon as they will fill up fast! A fee of $10 is required when you schedule your visit, and includes a guided tour of our facilities with one of our whisky experts, finishing with a complimentary sampling at the end. Select bottles from our core range of whiskies and spirits will be available for purchase, as well as all-new merchandise.
Come behold the beautiful copper pot stills from Scotland, see our grain silos and fermenters, and taste award-winning whiskies in a fun and also educational experience that walks you through the whisky making process from grain to glass.
Due to planned expansion happening early in 2017, our tour program will come to a conclusion at the end of January, and then resume later in the year once construction is complete. Book now to guarantee your spot, and stay tuned for a special bottle sale also happening at our retail store very soon. Details will be announced tomorrow!
Tours are restricted to those 19 and up, and only those 21 or older may sample any of our spirits. Whisky sales are restricted to two (2) 750ml bottles per person, every 30 days. If you joined us for our Downtown Debut and purchased your maximum bottles, you must wait until after December 12, 2017 to legally purchase bottles again. For more information, and to book your visit to Balcones, please click the link below! We can’t wait to see you.
Book your tour: http://www.balconesdistilling.com/visit