TRES HOMBRES TEXAS WHISKY
Limited Release / 50% ABV / 750ml
SOME THINGS JUST BELONG TOGETHER…
In celebration of mutual Texas heritage and love of whisky, Balcones Distilling have teamed up with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, ZZ Top to bring you a one-of-a-kind whisky, Tres Hombres.
Sharing the title of the band’s first top 10 chart album released in 1973, Tres Hombres is made using three distinct grains: Roasted Blue Corn, Malted Barley and Rye.
This little ol’ whisky from Texas has been years in the making – coordinating tasting and blending discussions alongside ZZ Top, The Team set out to create a whisky with the foundational grains of Balcones – Blue Corn, Malted Barley, and Rye. In designing a whisky from disparate mashbills, the had to ask themselves what each player would contribute to the whole: First, blue corn to provide a solid bass layer and an oily body. Next, malted barley matured in virgin oak, for a soft-toned mid-palate and a stone fruit heavy finish, and finally, rye, to deliver a bright spicy top note to the whole ensemble.
Three distinct whiskies, and three distinct band members – married together to create a unique whisky that was brought together in collaboration with the members of ZZ Top. The sum of its parts tells a compelling story, just like the iconic tunes of that little ol’ band from Texas…
About the Brand
The first Texas whisky produced since prohibition, Balcones Distilling started in an old welding shop under a bridge in Waco. Now over a decade later, Balcones is world renowned for creating authentic Texas spirits from grain to glass. In 2014 Balcones Distilling moved to their new home, the old Texas Fire Proof Storage Co. building in downtown Waco. Master Distiller Jared Himstedt leads a team of Texan Distilling Pioneers, challenging tradition and bringing the original Texas spirit to the world.
Distilled to appreciate.