"In celebration of mutual Texas heritage and love of whisky, we’ve teamed up with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, ZZ Top to bring you a one-of-a-kind whisky, Tres Hombres.
This little ol’ whisky from Texas has been years in the making – coordinating tasting and blending discussions alongside ZZ Top virtually over Zoom. We set out to create a whisky with the foundational grains of Balcones – Blue Corn, Malted Barley, and Rye. In designing a whisky from disparate mashbills, we had to ask ourselves what each player would contribute to the whole: First, we went back to our roots and started with blue corn to provide a solid bass layer and an oily body. Next, we introduced malted barley matured in virgin oak, for a soft-toned mid-palate and a stone fruit heavy finish, and finally, rye, to deliver a bright spicy top note to the whole ensemble.
Three distinct whiskies, and three distinct band members – married together to create a unique whisky that was brought together in collaboration with the members of ZZ Top. The sum of its parts tells a compelling story, just like the iconic tunes of that little ol’ band from Texas…
Sharing the title of the band’s first top 10 chart album released in 1973, Tres Hombres is made using three distinct grains: Roasted Blue Corn, Malted Barley and Rye."
NOSE Evaporative and spritely with aromas of honeycrisp apples and buttered pastry; hint of suede and whiteflower honey
TASTE Sweet and coating with good acidity, brown sugar and red grapes
FINISH Effervescent with a bit of fresh ginger and sage