When we created Texas 1, we didn't set out to start a movement. We just wanted to pioneer a new way to distill the spirit we loved. We started with a traditional single malt approach to process and ingredients but with a more virgin oak profile to bring something new to what has become known as American Single Malts. And along the way, we found our purpose – to be a leader in this burgeoning category.




Tasting Notes


Rich with a long finish, Texas 1 opens up conversation by overwhelming your senses - in the best way. Opening aromas bear hints of toffee and overripe fruits. On the palate, layers of toasted malt and honey give way to mellow notes of baked pears and apples. A long finish is accompanied by cinnamon and cloves.


Ripe, buttered stone fruit, banana and pears; honey and rose water with delicate citrus accents


Silky and full on the palate; lightly toasted bread with fresh butter and marmalade


Long finish with lingering toast and burnt sugar notes morphing into rich malt and wood flavors with counterbalancing acidity

As we began making Texas 1,we didn’t realize we’d discover thepath of our distillery along the way.
What started as a goal to make a single maltin the traditional style we loved became apurpose to help lead the way for AmericanSingle Malt to become an official designation.
We believe this homegrown spirit deserved
a category of its own and along with a group
of amazing distilleries, we co-founded the
define the rules. We are nearing closer to the
designation becoming official, and the rules
as they stand state that the whisky must be:
  • Made from 100% malted barley
  • Distilled entirely at one distillery
  • Mashed, distilled and matured in the United States of America
  • Matured in oak casks of a capacity not exceeding 700 liters
  • Distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% alcohol by volume)
  • Bottled at 80 (U.S.) proof or more (40% alcohol by volume)
  • Our American Single Malt journeyhas just begun and we can't waitto see what the future holds.


    ¾ oz Balcones Texas 1 Single Malt Whisky
    ½ oz Crown Royal Regal Apple Flavored Whisky
    Bar spoon of Caramel Syrup (or Demerara Syrup)
    Bar spoon Allspice Dram
    2 dashes Angostura Bitters
    Garnish: Lemon Twist


    Shake with ice and pour contents into a rocks glass (a dirty pour). Garnish and serve.

    our process

    What Makes Texas 1 Different


    Texas Grown Grains

    We set out to prove not only that great whisky can come from Texas, but can even lead a category. We started with culinary-grade ingredients, then let the process, and the state of Texas, decide what came next. Here are just a few ways we’re changing the landscape of whisky:

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    new york int'l spirits competition

    double gold | 2023

    San Francisco World Spirits Competition

    gold | 2023

    New orleans spirits competition

    double gold | 2023

    New orleans spirits competition

    best of category | 2023

    whiskies of the world

    BEST in class | 2023

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