Balcones Montilla Sherry American Whisky
June 2023

Balcones Montilla Sherry American Whisky

Created exclusively for the Club by the 2023 American Single Malt Distilery of the Year, Balcones, this is a rare triple Sherry finished single malt matured in Amontillado Dulce, Moscatel Dorado and Oloroso Sherry casks.

United States

Colour Rich maroon

Nose Orange blossom with vanilla cream, dried fruits of golden raisins and apricots, milk chocolate and toasted almonds.

Palate Mandarin & plums, peach syrup and jammy figs alongside fresh raspberries, sweet spice, and macadamia biscuits.

Finish Long, fruity, and oily. Marmalade, orchard fruit strudel with a dash of cinnamon and dark berry chocolate.

Food Match Charcuterie board with a range of cured meats and semi-dried tomatoes paired with dried fruits of golden raisins and apricots.


It’s not every day you get the chance to try world-first whisky. Using a rare triple Sherry finish and the same barley masters of Sherry cask maturation The Macallan used in its most highly revered Sherried malts, Balcones is back with a truly exquisite whisky made only for Members. 

Balcones “paints with the brush of the masters," as Director of Spirits Gabriel RiCharde says, by using Golden Promise Barley, the very same barley The Macallan used in its iconic Sherried whiskies of the 70s through to the early 90s, to build a classically rich, oily and nutty foundation that’s perfect for a big, luscious Sherry cask maturation.

And these are three exceptional Sherry casks: Oloroso casks more than 80 years old, and Amontillado Dulce and Moscatel Dorado casks more than 40 years old. Moscatel Dorado casks are extremely rare, and Amontillado Dulce no longer exists as a category in Sherry— this is truly a one-off whisky. 

Jam-packed with a triple layering of flavours that everyone loves in Sherried whiskies like fresh raspberries, golden raisins, jammy figs, Macadamia biscuits, toasted almonds and dark berry chocolate with a long, fruity and exquisitely full-bodied finish. This isn’t a Sherry bomb — it’s a Sherry blockbuster. 

One sip and you’ll see why the Texan titans are Member favourites. Our first collaboration with the distillery, the triple Portuguese cask, Balcones Portucale, won gold and Best in Class at The Whiskies of the World awards. Our Members voted it their second favourite Add In whisky of 2022 and it sold out in less than 24 hours.

A few Members were lucky enough to taste a sample and were blown away. Their thoughts ranged from “Oh wow” to "This is a little glass of heaven.”

It’ll never happen again, and you can’t try it anywhere else but here at Australia’s biggest community of whisky lovers. Join the Club free now to get in on all the upcoming whisky action. 


Price: $140.00

Age: No Age Statement

ABV: 53%

Maturation: Finished in Amontillado Dulce, Oloroso and Moscatel Dorado casks

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Balcones Distilling's History

Just as we've seen in Australia, the USA's experienced a boom in craft brewing and distilling in recent years. While most are producing Bourbons and other American-styled grain-based whiskeys, there are a handful of distillers turning out world-class single malts. At the forefront of this movement is Waco Texas-based Balcones Distilling.


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Distillery Facts

Region: Texas

Origin: 225 S 11th St, Waco, TX 76701, United States

Founded: 2008

Water Source: Local springs created by the Balcones Fault

Washbacks: 7, stainless

Stills: 2 wash, 2 spirit

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