TASTING ROOM CHANGES DURING COVID-19
The health and safety of our guests and staff will always be our primary concern. Due to the global pandemic we are all facing together, starting on Wednesday, March 18th we will not conduct tours of the facility nor open our bar to patrons for cocktails, tastings or beer. Our visitors center WILL remain open for guests who wish to purchase bottles to go and brand merchandise.
For the first time ever, we will be offering no-contact curbside purchases for patrons. To order curbside pickup simply call our main line at 254-755-6003 to place your order and again when you arrive. One of our staff will meet you at your vehicle to complete the transaction.
We are also offering growler fills on all available beers. You can come by and drop off your growler anytime between 10am – 8pm and we’ll wash, sanitize, & fill it.
Again, maintaining the health and safety of our guests and staff are paramount and we share the responsibility of minimizing the risks of COVID-19, so we will continue to practice the following sanitization practices:
– All commonly touched surfaces will be sanitized every 30 minutes including counters, shelves, hand rails, bottles, chairs and door handles
– All staff must wash hands with soap and water every 45 minutes
– All coughs and sneezes must be covered by the pit of the elbow or a disposable tissue, which is immediately disposed of
– Staff will refrain from touching their eyes, nose and mouth. If their hands come in contact with their face, staff must immediately wash hands
– Any symptoms of illness must be reported to management as soon as possible
– Front of House (Tasting Room) staff is not permitted in any production areas. Conversely, distilling and production staff is not permitted in the Front of House
Our new hours of operation for our retail store will be:
Monday 10am to 8pm
Tuesday 10am to 8pm
Wednesday 10am to 8pm
Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday 10am to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 8pm
We will continue to release new product and run specials through our retail space. To stay in the know please follow us @BalconesWaco. Please feel free to call or email with any questions you may have during this time. We thank you deeply for your ongoing support. We look forward to continuing to serve you and to keeping your home bar stocked.
Our Tasting Room is open Tuesday – Sunday beginning at 1pm. Visitors can learn about the history and process of Balcones Distilling while enjoying a tasting flight, dram or one of our rotating cocktails. Annual or Special Release Whiskies are available for tasting while supplies last.
TASTING ROOM HOURS
TUESDAY 10 am – 8 pm
WEDNESDAY 10 am -8 pm
THURSDAY 10 am -8 pm
FRIDAY 10 am – 8 pm
SATURDAY 10 am -8 pm
SUNDAY – CLOSED
Due to COVID-19 we has suspended our distillery tours for the foreseeable future.
You can contact us at 254.755.6003 for updates. Thank you and we look forward to showing you around.
Due to COVID-19 we are not offering VIP tours for the foreseeable future. We will update or site when they become available again.
Want to Gift a Tour Instead?
Note: this is not the same as booking a tour, this is only a gift card that goes towards purchasing a tour. Please see above for booking a distillery tour.
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We will not be offering Master Classes in 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.
OUR GIFT SHOP
Our gift shop offers a variety of Balcones merchandise, apparel, glassware and all currently available whiskies. All items (except our whiskies) are available on our online store – visit the Store tab. Whisky sales are restricted to two (2) 750ml bottles per person, every 30 days. Everyone must show a valid ID upon purchase of whisky. If you are interested in a specific whisky, please call ahead of your trip to confirm our current available bottles for sale in the gift shop.