Bourbon Across Texas

As always Texans are the greatest humans on earth! In fewer than 48 hours, we now have all the help we need and a few hundred very cool people waiting in the wings.

We can’t work anyone else into the bottling schedule until next year.

God bless you all and thank you so much for your support!


If you’ve got flexibility, we could use a little help!

Toward the end of September, we’ll be bottling our largest bourbon release ever — more than 9,000 bottles of our heavenly ambrosia.  By October 15, Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be available everywhere in The Great State of Texas, from El Paso to Port Arthur and Dalhart to Brownsville.  It’s about damn time!

That’s a bunch of bourbon, so we could use a little help. Already a hundred brave Texans have crossed that line in the sand and have volunteered to come out and help us bottle this bourbon. But we’re a little short-handed in the middle of each week. So, if your lifestyle, career or schedule has a little flexibility, we could sure use a couple of extra hands on the following days:

  • Wednesday, September 19
  • Thursday, September 20
  • Friday September 21
  • Wednesday, September 26
  • Thursday, September 27
  • Wednesday, October 3
  • Thursday, October 4

A word of warning: Bottling at Garrison Brothers is not for the faint of heart! It means hard work, attention to detail, reliable, consistent help, and above all else, patience. Every finished bottle has to get past Inspector Number 1 — me. This video from our talented friends Rob Cordes and Jim Walters will give you an idea what to expect:

Every morning we start at 9 and we almost always finish by 4. Throughout the day, we’ll provide breakfast, lunch, entertainment, and an occasional shot of courage to keep everyone creative and motivated.

If you’d like to take part, it will take you a couple of hours to learn the craft, so we ask those who participate to commit to two full days, 9-4. At the end of your two-day shift, we’ll thank and reward you with your own bottle to take home, along with a few other thank you gifts.

If you can handle your own travel and lodging, and commit to giving us two days hard work, please send an email to Laurel Hoekstra, our Bottling Queen, at  Give Laurel your contact information and let her know what days you can join us.

Please don’t delay your decision too long though; last time we announced this, we were cowboy’d up in less than 24 hours.

Hope to see you in Hye.