Balcones Distilling and ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres Whisky Returns to Shelves

WACO, TEXAS – May 10, 2022 – Balcones Distilling and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top announced today the return of their iconic collaborative whisky, Tres Hombres. The one-of-a-kind expression was originally released November of last year, with presale selling out within minutes.

Tres Hombres pays homage to ZZ Top’s first top 10 chart album released in 1973 and is made using a grain-to-glass approach with three distinct grains: roasted blue corn, barley and rye, one for each band member. The expression celebrates strong Texas ties and a mutual love for whisky between the Houston-founded rock and roll band and Waco-based distillery.

Described as “That Little Ol’ Whisky from Texas”, Tres Hombres boasts a powerful flavor profile as aromas of honey crisp apples and buttered pastry greet the tongue while notes of brown sugar and red grapes fill the palate. The finish is vivacious and bubbly, full of bits of fresh ginger and sage.

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

“The initial launch of Tres Hombres and 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.”

In addition, ZZ Top will be launching RAW, a new album set to be released on July 22, 2022.  RAW was recorded and filmed for the Grammy-nominated Netflix documentary, "That Little Ol’ Band From Texas."

RAW will also be supported by ZZ Top’s forthcoming RAW WHISKY TOUR. The tour, starting on May 27 in San Diego, CA, will see the band on stage in 100 dates across North America in 2022. 

Jared Himstedt, head distiller at Balcones Distilling, added, “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.”

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. To learn more about Balcones Distilling, please visit BalconesDistilling.com. To learn more about ZZ Top, please visit ZZTop.com.


About Balcones Distilling

Balcones is The Original Texas Whisky. Driven by a passion to create something original and authentic, Balcones Distilling marries centuries of distilling tradition with the bold flavors of Texas. Balcones is synonymous with quality and innovation in the whisky industry, known for emphasizing high-quality ingredients and drawing influences from all over Texas. To date, the distillery has earned over 550 national and international tasting awards and accolades for their whiskies and spirits. Balcones will be available in 48 states by the end of 2021 and is one of the fastest-growing whisky brands in the country. 

Balcones distills all of its beloved spirits inside the historic Texas Fireproof Storage Company building in downtown Waco, Texas. At the heart of the distillery are four copper pot stills built by Forsyths, considered some of the best artisans in Scotland. Guests can now visit and tour the facility, with tastings and events held regularly, and see why Balcones is always Distilled to Appreciate. Visit BalconesDistilling.com for more information.