We Filled Barrel Number 30,000!
To Celebrate, The Boys Want To Fry You Some Chicken.
Last month Garrison Brothers Distillery achieved a major milestone; we filled our 30,000th bourbon barrel with the most delicious, delightful, sinfully good brown liquor ever made. For us that’s a pretty big deal. So, we’re going to put on a little hootenanny.
The 60th Annual Peach Jamboree, Parade and Rodeo is Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19. There’s a rodeo and dance each night. Aaron Watson is performing at the dance. The Peach Parade meanders through town Saturday morning at 10. And the boys round here know how to dress up a tractor. Garrison Brothers will have a HoneyDew float in the parade and we’re sponsoring the bull riding at the rodeo.
Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner is going down on Saturday, June 19 from noon to 4 at Garrison Brothers Distillery in gorgeous Hye, Texas. For the uninitiated, Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner is our annual celebration of everything Hye along with our sister city, Stonewall. Immediately after the Peach Parade, at noon, everybody is invited back to Garrison Brothers Distillery for a fried chicken lunch in our barrel barn. Come early though because we WILL run out of chicken and lunch is first come, first-served.
If this all sounds hokey as hell to you, well, it is. This is the tenth year that we have held Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner after the Stonewall Peach Parade to raise money for the Hye Preservation Society. This will be the best and biggest chicken dinner yet and we are expecting 250 guests.
The Barrel Barn Hoedown will feature the live whiskey and wine barrel auction. Six of the prettiest painted bourbon barrels you’ve ever seen will be auctioned off. The barrels were bought at the auction last year and have been painted by local artists. We’ll also offer a HoneyDew gift basket, a gift certificate for lunch, dinner and tours of Garrison Brothers, Hye Market, the Albert Ice House, and most exciting of all, a YETI 135 cooler filled with one bottle of Garrison Brothers Bourbon from EVERY release we have ever held – $25,000 worth of very good bourbon.
You can eat all the chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and biscuits and gravy that you want until we run out. The parties are BYOB, though we’ll have some beer there. We’ll also be drinking wines from William Chris Vineyards, lemonade, iced tea, peach-bourbon tea, and of course, plenty of good bourbon.
As always, it will be hotter than hades, so the dress code is casual/half-naked.
We’re already sold out on tickets for this year, so we’re looking forward to seeing y’all there.