Garrison Brothers Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Whiskey Bible - Jim Murray Rating: 96
Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is bold, proud and authentic. It's home-grown and handcrafted from the finest ingredients. Plump, organic yellow corn from the Texas Panhandle. Premium organic winter wheat that we grow ourselves here on the ranch and two-row barley from the Pacific Northwest and Canada. We grind our grain fresh daily and we cook our own sweet mash – one batch at a time. Then we marry the delicious distillate with fresh Hill Country rainwater that we harvest and purify ourselves.
Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is NOT for everyday drinking. It'll set you back a little. It should be enjoyed in moderation, straight-up, or with just a little ice.
If you've been drinking Kentucky bourbon all your life, then you're in for something special when you crack open your first bottle of Garrison Brothers. But once you step up, that step backward is a long step indeed.
Welcome to Garrison Brothers, home of the first and oldest legal whiskey distillery in Texas. Like everything in the Lone Star State, our dreams were big from the start. We didn't want to make just any bourbon – we wanted to make the best bourbon ever made. Anywhere. We're confident we succeeded and have no doubt you'll agree. Even the whiskey experts are beginning to take notice. In his 2014 Whisky Bible, Jim Murray -- one of the most respected tasters in the industry – named our Cowboy Bourbon “American Micro Whisky of the Year” and he gave it a 96 score!
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Of all the bourbon barrels we filled in 2008, our favorite barrel at the distillery was Barrel Number 6. Why? It produced a bourbon that, in just over a year, had matured into a handsome spirit with more taste, sophistication, and elegance than we had ever hoped to achieve. So good, that we bottled the bourbon the very day we sampled it, and decided that it would become our signature profile. Every barrel we sample from must be as good as or better than this profile bourbon before it goes into a small batch. Of course, we'd carefully monitored how this particular bourbon was made, so we knew how to replicate the recipe. Indeed, every barrel we produced over the next few years was made just like Barrel Number 6. This is the bourbon that became our flagship: Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The original vintage had a rich velvety nose of caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, nutmeg, and coconut. But the real character was revealed in the finish-long, smooth, and buttery, like warm caramelized sugar