Balcones to Release Cataleja Texas Single Malt


October 25, 2023

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Balcones Distilling will release a new single malt whisky in celebration of their 15-Year Anniversary: Cataleja Texas Single Malt.

Made with 100% Golden Promise Malted Barley, Cataleja Texas Single Malt began its maturation journey in barrels previously used to age Kentucky bourbon, and after three years of the Texas climate’s concentrating effects, was transferred into decommissioned Sherry Solera casks that were hand-selected from various Spanish bodegas (wine cellars): Moscatel, Amontillado Dulce, Oloroso and Palo Cortado.

Because the first fill showcased the high impact of the 80+ year old casks, the whisky was transferred back into neutral barrels and then followed with two additional rounds of refill single malts through the decommissioned casks, as they continued to provide sherry impact alongside the delicate malt character.

“Cataleja Texas Single Malt is an ode to whisky makers of the past – it is our way of honoring the makers who’ve come before us and using the best of the techniques and the ingredients that they had at their disposal,” said Jared Himstedt, head distiller at Balcones Distilling, in a news release. “This complex whisky not only pays homage to the pioneers who have inspired us, but it also embraces the relentless pursuit of crafting something uniquely its own.”

Cataleja Texas Single Malt has an SRP of $125 and will be available to purchase for a limited time only at select U.S. liquor retailers in Texas, California, Illinois, Colorado, New York and Florida, and can be pre-ordered on The limited release will be available starting this month, but Balcones will also be offering a first taste for all guests at its 15th Anniversary celebration Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas.

“Waco has been instrumental in the birth of Balcones, and a dear partner in our growth and development over the years,” said Himstedt. “Being able to reintroduce Balcones and celebrate 15 years of our whisky journey with Cataleja, surrounded by our community, is an honor and a joy that we don’t take lightly.”

Additional details for those interested in attending the 15th Anniversary event, including how to purchase a ticket, can be found at For more information on the new Cataleja Texas Single Malt and its availability, please visit