Balcones Distilling, ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres Whiskey Returns To Shelves

| May 18, 2022

Balcones Distilling and the rockers of ZZ Top recently announced the return of their sought-after collaborative whiskey, Tres Hombres.

Originally released in November of last year, it is said to have sold out within minutes.

Tres Hombres pays homage to ZZ Top’s first top 10 chart album released in 1973 and is made using three distinct grains; roasted blue corn, barley and rye. One grain for each band member.

Tres Hombres 2022

Tres Hombres 2022 (image via Balcones Distilling)

In a statement from the distiller, they noted that the Tres Hombres expression celebrates Texas ties and love for whisky between the Houston-founded rock and roll band and Waco-based distillery.

The distiller’s notes show that Tres Hombres offers aromas of honey crisp apples and buttered pastry, with notes of brown sugar and red grapes on the palate. The finish is bubbly, with notes of fresh ginger and sage.

ZZ Top has been synonymous with the Lone Star State for more than five decades. Named “Official Heroes” of the State of Texas and known for their signature blues-rock sound, ZZ Top has 15 studio albums and have sold an estimated 50 million albums worldwide.

“The initial launch of Tres Hombres and the collaboration between two Texas originals was an overwhelming success,” said Carl Stubner, manager of ZZ Top. “We’re looking forward to rolling it out a second time, raising a glass with fans of the band and fans of good whisky across the country.”

Jared Himstedt, Balcones head distiller, said that “ZZ Top and Balcones share a passion for creating things that are authentic, memorable and tell a story. Tres Hombres does just that, and we’re excited to bring the whisky back to be enjoyed by Texans and beyond.”

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Tres Hombres will be available at select retailers across Texas and California and will roll out to liquor stores across select other states in early June.

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