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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Gypsy Cowgirl Needs A Little Love

If you’ve visited Garrison Brothers Distillery for one of our concerts, open houses, chicken dinners, Bourbon Camps or parties, chances are you’ve heard Scooter Pearce sing and play guitar. We’re pretty fond of Scooter. Sadly, a few weeks ago Scooter fell asleep at the wheel while driving home from a gig. Her injuries were bad. […]

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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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