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Garrison Brothers™ Introduces Texas’ First Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Exclusively Available at Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas

Garrison Brothers™ Single Barrel  Straight Bourbon WhiskeyNovember 1, Hye, Texas  – The bourbon whiskey makers at Garrison Brothers Distillery are pleased to announce the introduction of Garrison Brothers Single Barrel, the first single barrel straight bourbon whiskey ever made in Texas. Initially, these rare bottles will not be available at liquor stores; the bourbon will only be for sale at Garrison Brothers Distillery. Texas Senate Bill 905, recently passed unanimously by the Texas legislature, makes it possible for craft distilleries to now sell what they make. Visitors to Garrison Brothers Distillery may now purchase the Single Barrel and other Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskies at the distillery in Hye, Texas.

“For years, bourbon drinkers and collectors have been asking us to release a Single Barrel, and it’s high time we did. Senate Bill 905 was a great motivator…now we have something new to offer both old friends and first time distillery visitors alike,” said proprietor and distiller Dan Garrison. “We’re extremely proud of our bourbon, we love showing off what we do, and we’re excited to add Garrison Brothers Single Barrel to our stable of fine bourbons. We’re so confident of its quality, taste and character, we’ll put ours up against any Kentucky or Tennessee bourbon in a blind taste test.”

Each bottle of Single Barrel will be truly unique. Garrison Brothers’ master distiller Donnis Todd will select a new barrel from the barn every week. He will offer visitors his tasting notes for that specific barrel and fill a few special bottles — emblazoned with a silver Texas star, of course. Visitors to the distillery can dip the bottle they choose into silver wax and personalize it – college ring imprints, initials, personal notes – no two bottles will ever be the same. Each bottle will have the barrel number and bottle number hand-written on the side.

According to Garrison, “Making straight bourbon requires a commitment of time, money and patience that most craft distillers are unwilling to make. High-priced consultants and professional investor-types told us this could never be done. Well, it’s been done now.”

About Garrison Brothers Distillery

Founded in 2005, Garrison Brothers Distillery is Texas’ first and oldest whiskey distillery. When our bourbon was first introduced in 2010, Garrison Brothers’ Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey was the first whiskey ever legally made in Texas. And it is the first bourbon ever made outside of Kentucky or Tennessee, from corn to cork, at the Distillery. Our bourbon is also made entirely from organic grain. Garrison Brothers has since sold thousands of cases of our highly acclaimed bourbon whiskey.  Located in Hye, Texas, nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the business is owned by the Garrison family and a few friends. We are proud members of the communities of Blanco, Fredericksburg, Hye, Johnson City and Stonewall.

Garrison Brothers Distillery is open to the public for tours and special events. State law prohibits the distillery from selling bottles on Sundays. For more information, please visit us at www.garrisonbros.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  For media materials, photographs and interviews, please contact Dan Garrison.

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9 Responses to “Garrison Brothers™ Introduces Texas’ First Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey”

  1. Jaye Smith says:

    It saddens me to report that one of your biggest fans in Tucson, Arizona will not be able to enjoy your Single Barrel. My husband, Bill Lawrence, 56, was tragically killed on October 9. When he retired early in Sept 2012, the first thing on his “to do” list was to visit the Distillery in Hye; what fun we had, especially sitting in the rocking chairs and relaxing prior to the tour.. He then purchased several bottles of Fall 2012 on our way west that coordinated with his retirement date. Anytime friends from Texas would head west to visit, he would always request that a couple bottles of Garrison Brothers be brought along for pre-dinner enjoyment. Thank you, Garrison Brothers, for the joy of Bourbon that you brought into Bill’s life.

  2. Wade Woodard says:

    Not to take anything away from all you done, but Balcones did releases a single barrel of straight bourbon earlier this year, so this is the 2nd in Texas.

  3. Dan Garrison says:

    So sorry to hear that about Lawrence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and him. God bless you.

  4. Chuck says:

    Came across the distillery while driving across the country with my dog (Josh, not Charley). At that time sales weren’t permitted but I stopped at Spec’s and picked up two bottles. Since then, I order from them by mail. Would love to buy direct.

    What a sad story about Bill Lawrence

  5. Richard says:

    I’m very sorry to follow up a couple of sad posts with this one, but I hope that Bill would want other people to enjoy the Bourbon as much as he did. Could someone please provide the rules for purchasing the single barrel in person at the tours, for example if I was to arrive for your 4 p.m. Friday tour tomorrow, January 3rd, could I buy just one bottle per person or would I be permitted to buy 2 to bring home another to a fellow admirer who cannot make the trip. My current bottles of 2012 fall & 2013 spring are looking a little bit low, and the one bottle of the Cowboy that I managed to score is of course only brought out for extremely special occasions. Best wishes for a fruitful 2014 to you all.

  6. BobPeinert says:

    Where can I get your bourbon in southmost
    Texas ( Rio Grande Valley) ???

  7. Dan Garrison says:

    Feldman’s. Here’s a fairly recent list of liquor stores carrying Garrison Brothers: http://www.garrisonbros.com/where-to-buy/texas

  8. Estevan Puente says:

    What can I expect to pay for one of these bottles when I come visit?

  9. Dan Garrison says:

    Depends on what you want. We sell our Single Barrel from the distillery and only from the distillery. This bourbon is handselected by our distiller Donnis Todd. Runs $109.99. Other Vintages are $89.99. Wish we could charge less but making bourbon by hand is costly.

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