It's been quite the season for us at Balcones Distilling. As you have probably heard, we recently opened our new distillery to the public earlier this month! Things started with a bang at our Downtown Debut event, in which we welcomed over 500 lucky fans an opportunity to sneak peek at the distillery and bring home some extra special limited edition whiskies to commemorate our opening. Things are now in full swing for the next couple of months and we wanted to update you with some announcements!
Rumble Cask Reserve Bottle Sale This Saturday (December 3, 2016, 1-7pm)
We are very happy to announce that the latest batch of Rumble Cask Reserve is bottled and will soon be on its way to retailers across Texas. However, this Saturday only, we will release a small quantity of bottles at our gift shop for our Waco community. Our gift shop will open promptly at 1pm on Saturday, and Rumble Cask Reserve will be available on a first come, first serve basis only, so we recommend arriving early to guarantee your bottle, one per guest only. Due to limitations set by the State of Texas, if you purchased our two special editions at the Downtown Debut, or any other bottles at our gift shop after November 3rd, you will not be eligible to purchase Rumble Cask Reserve at our December 3rd release. You are welcome to call us on or after December 12th to inquire if any bottles are left. We are releasing the majority of this batch to our distributor in Texas, so you will soon find it on the shelf at your local liquor store, where available.
This year's batch of Rumble Cask Reserve is very special to us and will surely delight our most eager fans. As always, Rumble Cask Reserve is bottled at cask strength and non-chill filtered. Our distillers put together these tasting notes for your reading pleasure:
To learn more and discover Rumble Cask Reserve, please visit www.balconesdistilling.com/rumble-cask-reserve
Balcones Visitor's Center is Now Open
The new Balcones Distillery is now available for tours, tastings, and more! We are now hosting guided tours of the facility, by reservation only, three days a week. Tours are available at 5:15 on Thursdays and Fridays, and at 2:00 and 5:15 on Saturdays. There is limited space is available in each tour group; tickets are first come first serve. Currently, we are booked through the rest of 2016, but some tours are still available in January. We will be temporarily suspending our tour program starting in February to make room for two more copper pot stills from Scotland, but hope to resume again in late March or early April. To book your tour today, please visit www.balconesdistilling.com/visit
Our gift shop is now also open to the public, with no appointment required. Hours are 2-7pm on Thursday and Friday, and 1-7pm on Saturday. Inside the gift shop you will find new merchandise, as well as bottles of our award-winning whiskies and spirits for sale. Bottle sales are restricted to two (2) per person, every 30 days, and only select bottles of our core range are available. The gift shop will be open during our February and March construction, but please check our website or Facebook page for any special exceptions or closings. For unrestricted purchasing of our whiskies, please visit your local Texas retailer.
If you're unable to visit our gift shop in person, we will be re-launching our online store very soon! Stay tuned to our website and Facebook for the latest updates.
So that our beloved staff may enjoy this upcoming holiday season with their families, Balcones will be closed from December 24th to January 4th, and reopen on January 5th. We will be open for business on December 22nd and 23rd, so if you need any last minute gifts for the whisky lover in your life, feel free to drop in during our open hours (2-7pm) on those afternoons.
In the end, where we stand today would not have been possible without the unending and unconditional support of our friends and fans. You have all made our endeavors not just worthwhile, but satisfying too, and we owe these great achievements to those that have stuck by us over the years. This is just the beginning of a wonderful chapter in our story, and we're thrilled to share it with you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We hope everyone has a safe and pleasant holiday season. See you in 2017!