Behind Waco's 'spirits' in eclectic distilleryBehind Waco's 'spirits' in eclectic distilleryhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=134232016-06-07T05:00:00Z2016-06-07T16:50:00Z

​​​​​​​WACO - Balcones Distilling opened its new 65,000-sf, nearly $15 million distillery at 225 S. 11th St. early this year. The building is the former Texas Fireproof Storage Building.

It nearly doubled production capacity with its three-story copper stills from Forsyths, Scotland.

Balcones barreled its first whisky distilled at the new facility in February and celebrated its official grand opening in April.

The distillery’s former location was a much smaller space under the 17th St. railway viaduct.

The new location will present new opportunities for the public to witness the whisky-making process when group tours will begin in July by appointment.

A gift shop and tasting room are in the works as well to offer visitors a well-rounded experience to Central Texas’ only whisky distillery.​

It’s another attraction that is drawing attention to the place now known as the home of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines and their Magnolia Market​ only a few blocks away. 

Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau leaders say the market is bringing in 25,000 people every week to shop, explore and catch a glimpse of the home renovation celebrities.
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