Balcones Distillery 

225 S 11th St.
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 755-6003



Balcones started as little more than an idea fueled by a ruthless drive to create something new, something genuine, something worthwhile – a Texas whisky tradition. It all started with an old welding shop under a bridge. “We hammered and welded our own stills, and sawed and nailed on that little shack to build the distillery that we use to this day.” Since then, Balcones has released ten unique whiskies and spirits, and won over 140 national and international awards from the world’s top judges and critics. “We don’t just make whisky in Texas. We make Texas whisky.”
The distillers commitment to hand crafting spirits extends into the design and layout of the distillery and the engineering and construction of the equipment. The benefits of building and installing their own equipment became clear as the distillery came together. “By building our own condensers, wash stills, heat exchangers, hot liquor tank, etc. we were able to build exactly the equipment we wanted to use to make spirits. We became extremely familiar with the tools of our trade. The equipment itself is one more level of the distilling process that we get to craft with our own hands.”

Balcones is the realization of a distiller’s dream, not simply an ambitious attempt to fill a profitable niche.


Check out our new distillery & taste our award winning whiskies! The general tour and tasting is $11 per person. Souvenir tasting glass can be purchased for an additional $5.

Learn about the history of Balcones and what makes our whiskies world-renowned! This walking tour will take you through the entire distillery as you learn about our unique blending and distilling process. Finish the tour in our newly renovated tasting room where you will learn to open your nose and pallet to the different flavors of Balcones!