Whiskey and Rain

Don’t know about ya’ll but I’m parched. The Hill Country is drier than hell on a hot day. Ashamed TV weather reporters are hiding out like Al Quaeda terrorists. And I’m too poor to pack it all up and go to Colorado like those Escalade-driving-sons-of-bitches I keep seeing on the highway. Fortunately, there’s a little Garrison Brothers […]

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As American as Bourbon Peach Pie

If you’re headed to the Hill Country this weekend, you’re in for a treat — perhaps the greatest display of pure, unadulterated country-Americana one can witness in a lifetime. The 50th Annual Peach Jamboree, Parade and Rodeo is Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There’s a rodeo and dance each night. The Peach Parade meanders through town Saturday morning […]

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Bourbon 101 at Ten Oak

If you’re in Austin this Wednesday evening and you’re thirsty, please join me at Ten Oak at 409 Colorado from 6:30 to 8:30. We’ll be talking bourbon…as if there’s really anything else to talk about. I’ll discuss how Garrison Brothers came to be; how we make our bourbon in Hye; nosing and tasting; and we’ll conclude with […]

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Whiskey and Politics

If you’ve ever paid a visit to Garrison Brothers Distillery, we hope we’ve been good hosts. We show you how we make bourbon. We tell some stories. We share our bourbon. At the end of the visit, we always hear the same question: Why can’t I buy a bottle of your bourbon? Then we’re forced to […]

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Sipping and Signing

Rumor has it that our bourbon has reached a few fine liquor stores, bars and restaurants in Austin and San Antonio. Thanks to everyone who bought a bottle. We appreciate the support.  If you’re buying your bottle as a gift and would like a personal note on the back of the recipient’s bottle, I will be […]

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Texas Bourbon News, Spring 2011

I have always promised our friends who read this newsletter that they would know when and where our bourbon would be available before anyone else in Texas hears about it. Well, consider this your heads up. Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, The Spring 2011 Release On Monday, 4,368 hand-dipped and sealed bottles of the […]

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Cowboy’d Up!

If this doesn’t prove we live in the greatest country in America, I don’t know what could: Within 24 hours of the call for bottling volunteers, we filled every open slot we had available for February. Since this seems to be kind of popular, we’ll do it again later this year and will let you know dates soon. […]

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Want To Help Bottle Some Bourbon?

Want to try something no one in Texas has ever done before? In February, we’ll be bottling our largest bourbon release ever – more than 80 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 […]

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Houston, We Have A Problem

The big, industrial  beer, wine and liquor companies spend millions annually responsibly encouraging “moderation.”  Apparently, in Texas, the word ain’t getting out! On Wednesday, November 3, 2010 — three days before opening day of deer season — liquor stores in the Texas Hill Country received hundreds of cases of the 2008 Vintage of Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Ten days later, every […]

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Sipping and Signing

Thanks to everyone who has already reserved a bottle or plans to. The liquor stores don’t tell me how well the bourbon is selling or how much they have left. But I do spend an inordinate amount of time in liquor stores, and I hear things. If you’re buying your bottle as a gift and […]

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