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Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey

2 Comments 03 November 2010

Garrison Brothers’ Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey™, is on liquor store shelves throughout Blanco and Gillespie Counties today, Wednesday, November 3rd.

Garrison Brothers Distillery is a small distilled spirits plant located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. They manufacture Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey from their kitchen, still-house and barrel barns in Hye, Texas.

Garrison Brothers are proud to be the first legal bourbon or whiskey distillery in Texas history! Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the first legal bourbon whiskey ever made in Texas, and as far as we are aware, only the second bourbon ever successfully produced outside of Kentucky or Tennessee.

Their Flagship Bourbon

The 2008 Signature Vintage of Garrison Brothers’ Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is THE bourbon they set out to make more than five years ago. Made by hand from a sweet mash of organic Texas corn, soft red winter wheat, two-row malted barley, and pure Hill Country rainwater, bourbon doesn’t get much better than this. The 2008 Vintage has a rich velvety nose of caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, nutmeg, and coconut. But the real character is revealed in the finish—long, smooth, and buttery, like warm, caramelized sugar crackling and melting across your tongue.

The Signature 2008 Vintage has been bottled at 94 proof. Each custom 750ml-sized bottle proudly displays the Texas star. Each bottle is hand-dipped in wax, hand-numbered and signed by the distiller.

Looking at the color before tasting

This is the smoothest bourbon whiskey we’ve ever tasted. It should be savored slowly, at bottle proof, or perhaps with a little water or soda. Let the bourbon breathe before you take your first pour. Bear in mind that this bourbon comes straight from the barrel. It is NOT chill-filtered because to do so would be a sin. So, when you add a little ice or water, it will get cloudy. Garrison Brothers wouldn’t have it any other way!

The barrels that comprise this release were placed in our barn to mature in the summer of 2008. However, just 36 barrels were selected for this release so that means only about 1,800 bottles will be sold.

Every month Garrison Brothers cooks 30,000 pounds of the most expensive corn in the world and fills 80 equally expensive, slow-growth White American Oak barrels.

Bourbon Barrels in the Rick Barn

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  1. bob says:

    I bet that Texas Bourbon goes good with cigars. I need me some.

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