ZZ Top, Balcones Release Another New Whiskey Together

| October 5, 2022

Legendary rockers ZZ Top last year teamed up with Texas distillery Balcones on an American whiskey. Apparently seeing some success with it, a new release recently announced takes the form of a bourbon.

The new Tres Hombres Bourbon, according to those behind it, is made from “3 classic grains, 3 distinct mashbills, and 3 fierce years baked in the Southern heat – harkening back to classic Southern blues, amplified by the crunch of Texas rock n’ roll, and saturated in the tone of American Single Malt.”

Cutting through this, a recent reveal of the bottling label indicates it is seemingly a 1/3-1/3-1/3, 3 year age statement blend of two types of MGP bourbons (1st bourbon aged 5 year, 5 months – 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malted barley; 2nd bourbon aged 3 years, 4 months – 52% corn, 44% rye, 4% malted barley) and one from Balcones (aged 3 years, 1 month; 100% corn), finished in American single malt casks.

Tres Hombres Bourbon

Legendary rockers ZZ Top last year teamed up with Texas distillery Balcones on an American whiskey. Apparently seeing some success with it, a new release recently announced takes the form of a bourbon. (image via ZZ Top)

“The launch of our 2021 Texas Whisky was an overwhelming success,” said Carl Stubner, Manager of ZZ Top, in a prepared statement. “We look forward to sharing this new sweeter expression with our fans and friends to enjoy raising a glass to followers of good whisky across the country.”

Tres Hombres Bourbon looks to be only a Texas release at this time. The name Tres Hombres, by the way, is also the title of the band’s first top 10 chart album released in 1973.

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