More Excuses To Drink Fine Bourbon

At the request of a few private clubs, great spirits retailers and legendary Texas bars and restaurants, we’ve added a few more events this spring. Hope you’ll feel inclined to drop what you’re doing and come have a drink with us: Wednesday, May 2 from 4 to 6 – J Black’s in Austin. I’ll have the […]

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Sipping and Signing, Again

With Easter behind us, and Mother’s and Father’s Day right around the corner, it seemed a good time to arrange a few “sit and sips” for those of ya’ll who might want to give out bottles of Garrison Brothers to your favorite bourbon drinker. Here’s where I’m headed in the next few weeks. I hope you’ll stop by and say […]

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JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

On Friday, the wise and hilarious Federal Judge Sam Sparks ruled in favor of Jester King Brewery, Authentic Beverage and Zax Pints and Plates in their lawsuit against the TABC. As a result, it is now legal for Garrison Brothers Distillery to actually inform bourbon drinkers which stores are selling our bourbon. Seems a little ridiculous that […]

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Sittin and Sippin at Drink Local Night and Joe Saglimbeni’s

Folks, tonight is DRINK LOCAL NIGHT in Austin. Garrison Brothers Distillery will be providing tastings of our finest straight bourbon yet and we’ll have incredible bourbon filled choclates from Lecia Duke’s CHOCOLAT in Fredericksburg. Meet your local distillers and try seasonal cocktails highlighting their spirits at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Ballroom. Featuring […]

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Talking and Tasting at The University of Texas

If you’re in Austin this Thursday evening, and are looking for something to do that’s a little out of the ordinary, please join me at the University of Texas. The UT Campus Club is hosting a bourbon tasting and discussion at 6 p.m. at The Carillon Restaurant in the AT&T Executive Conference Center. I promise this won’t […]

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Texas Bourbon News, Fall 2011

  Somewhere in here there’s an announcement that might be important to those who enjoy Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey. But first, I feel the need to step up on my soap box. SOME SAY TEXANS ARE A LITTLE TOO PROUD… It is rare today to find a business or a product that is […]

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Cowboy’d Up, Again

Once again, our fellow Texans have demonstrated why this is the greatest country in America. Less than 48 hours after soliciting bottling volunteers, we had more than 100 brave souls step across that line in the sand. If you’ve emailed Laurel already to volunteer, please trust that she is sifting through your emails — first come, first […]

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Want To Help Bottle Some Bourbon?

Want to try something no one in Texas has ever done before? Next month, we’ll start bottling our largest bourbon release ever – more than 120 barrels of our straight bourbon will be emptied into stainless steel tanks, married with crisp, clean rainwater, proofed and entered into bottles. Each hand-numbered and signed bottle is sealed with a […]

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Whiskey, Bourbon and Barrels

It seems we’ve pissed someone off. Not really sure why but some folks who write about the whiskey business seem to have their panties in a wad. In recent weeks, John Hansell of Malt Advocate, a well respected whiskey writer whose opinions I greatly admire, has written that craft distillers may be damaging the bourbon industry. In his […]

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