Where is Chip Tate now?

He already has a highly successful distillery behind him, and now with new venture Tate and Co Distillery he is sure to do it all again.

Who owns Balcones?

Chip Tate
It was February 2013, and Chip Tate, the 39-year-old founder and president of Balcones, one of the country’s most successful artisanal distilleries, was desperate for money.

Where is Balcones Whiskey from?

Texas made, Texas proud, we hope you enjoy the whisky we owe our success to as much as we enjoy making it.

Is Balcones Baby Blue a bourbon?

Yes. Because of the Federal Regulations specifying exactly what can and cannot be called bourbon. One element that a great many even casual enthusiasts know is that bourbon must be aged in virgin American oak barrels. Balcones makes a point of choosing various barrel types to suit their whiskies.

Why did Chip Tate leave Balcones?

Tate is being sued by a law firm for allegedly unpaid legal bills. The Balcones Distilling board of managers has bought out the company’s founding president, Charles “Chip” Tate, ending months of a bitter dispute over operation of the award-winning whiskey distillery.

When did Chip Tate leave Balcones?

On December 5, 2014, the sides settled. Tate sold his 27 percent stake in Balcones, agreed to a fifteen-month noncompete clause that barred him from producing whiskey (but not building a distillery), and either quit or was fired, depending on whom you ask.

What proof is Balcones Whiskey?

Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)

Where is Balcones bourbon made?

Waco, Texas
In Waco, Texas there is a distillery that’s making waves in the whiskey world for over a decade. Balcones Distilling has five staple whiskies offered year round, and one of the most current is the Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon.

How do you drink baby blue Balcones?

Mix juices, syrups, marmalade, and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Shake until frothy. Add ice and Baby Blue. Shake until cold.

Why did Witherspoon Distillery change their name?

The distillery founded in 2012 was formerly known as Witherspoon Distillery, but the DeHarts are staking the future on something new. “We changed the name of the company to match the blend, which is where we are planning the future of the distillery,” she says.

How long is Balcones aged?

This is mashed and distilled using their copper pot stills and then aged in a combination of new and refill oak barrels: American white oak, French, and Hungarian oak casks. The whisky is aged “at least” 22 months.

When did Balcones start?

Balcones was founded in 2008, and began distilling in 2009. The original distillery, most of it hand built, lasted until 2015. That year the company moved to a larger, brand new distillery, and increased its capacity to around 350,000 liters per year.

What does blue corn whiskey taste like?

It’s like someone smeared butter on the top of freshly baked, creamy and sweet cornbread while it was still sitting in a well-oiled pan. Hints of vanilla, baking spice and banana lurk underneath that hefty cornbread goodness. A sip give more sweet corn across a rich, creamy mouthfeel.

Is there a whiskey made in Texas?

Firestone & Robertson TX Straight Bourbon Possibly one of the first whiskey distilleries in the North of Texas, Firestone and Robinson keep their mash bill disclosed.

How many distilleries are in Texas?

With more than 130 spirits distilleries in the state (including whiskey, vodka, gin, and more), Texas now sits among the top five states in number of distilleries alongside California, New York, Washington, and Colorado.

What is the original Texas whiskey?

Baby Blue is Texas’ first legally produced and sold whiskey post-Prohibition.