Lady Bird Bourbon Flies High Once More – A Toast to Roots and Regrowth

2024 Lady Bird Bourbon Whiskey

Y’all, it’s that time of year again! As the Texas wildflowers start showin’ off their colors, so does our beloved Lady Bird Bourbon, coming back with another award under its belt. This spring, our pride and joy clinched a Double Gold at the prestigious 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. That’s more than just a nod to its smooth taste—it’s a tip of the hat to the grand lady it’s named after, Lady Bird Johnson, whose love for these wild blooms is as enduring as the Texas sky.

A bottle of Garrison Brothers Lady Bird Bourbon in blooming bluebonnets

More Than Just a Bourbon: It’s Spring in a Bottle

Packed with a punch at 114 proof and dressed up in a Prairie Purple wax, this year’s Lady Bird is the talk of the town for the second year runnin’. Don’t just think of it as bourbon; think of it as a journey through a Texas spring, without the hay fever. We start with Burleson’s Texas Wildflower Honey for that sweet, smooth entrance and then kick it up a notch with a sophisticated French cognac finish. From the whiff of fresh grass to the taste of dark chocolate cherries, every sip is a celebration of the finer things our great state has to offer.

Plantin’ Seeds and Pourin’ Drinks

Here at Garrison Brothers, our hats are off to the land that gives us so much. In true Texas fashion, we’re not just stewards of exceptional bourbon; we’re caretakers of the Hill Country that paints the backdrop of our lives. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to keep our slice of heaven lush and vibrant. This year, we’ve rolled up our sleeves and are planting a hundred new trees and scattering wildflower seeds, which helps keep our local bees buzzin’ and our landscape pretty as a picture.

Blooming wildflowers at Garrison Brothers Distillery

Grab a Bottle and Make a Difference

Circle May 11th on your calendars because that’s when we throw open the gates at 8 AM for the grand release shindig right here at the distillery. The first thousand bottles of this limited 2024 batch are up for grabs, and it’s first come, first served. Not only will you get to enjoy a glass of this fine spirit, but you’ll also learn a thing or two about what we’re doin’ to protect and preserve the beauty of our great state, straight from the experts at the Wildflower Center who’ll be setting up shop with us.

If you can’t make it out to Hye, don’t worry. The remaining 6,002 bottles will be available online by mid-May and will hit shelves at select retailers, restaurants, and bars all over the country. Remember, every bottle you buy helps support our conservation efforts, so you’re not just sippin’ some of the finest bourbon around—you’re helping to keep Texas beautiful.

A bottle of Garrison Brothers Lady Bird Bourbon Whiskey with a seed packet neckhanger.

From the Ground Up: Our Promise to the Land

As we sip this award-winning bourbon and bask in the warm glow of another successful release, let’s remember why we do what we do. It’s about honoring the legacy of a remarkable lady and the land we call home. With every decision we make, from the grain we plant to the trees we sow, we’re committed to preserving this little piece of paradise.

So, next time you pour a glass of Lady Bird, take a moment to think about the ground beneath your feet and the legacy we’re all a part of. Here’s to Lady Bird Johnson, to the indomitable spirit of Texas, and to a future where both our land and our community continue to thrive.

Here’s to good bourbon, great friends, and a greener tomorrow. Salud, y’all!