Waco's Balcones Distilling opens in former Fireproof storage, wins titles in NYCWaco's Balcones Distilling opens in former Fireproof storage, wins titles in NYChttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=124322016-03-10T06:00:00Z2016-03-10T20:25:00Z

WACO - Employees filled nine white oak barrels recently with Blue Corn Whisky, the first liquor distilled at Balcones Distilling Co.’s new digs on 11th Street.

Balcones was founded under the 17th St. Bridge in downtown Waco and has relocated to a new distillery in the old Texas Fireproof Storage building at 225 S. 11th St., which dates back to 1923.

The $14.5 million in renovations and new equipment installations at the new facility will give Balcones four times the spirit distilling capacity.

Waco's maker of fine whiskey, Balcones Distilling, recently won three titles from the 2016 World Whiskies Awards in New York City. 

Its True Blue 100 received World's Best Corn Whisky, the highest-tier award in the category. Its "1" Single Malt was named the Best American Single Malt, and its 2015 Staff Selection Single Barrel received Best Single Cask American Single Malt.

The new distillery has a tasting room and gift shop and will likely begin tours on a limited basis after the official public opening in April.

Waco Tribune-Herald

​For an i​n-depth look at Balcones Distilling's new facility, visit the Waco Tribue-Herald.

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