The Bourbon Brawl

The top 5 bartenders from each major city in Texas have officially been selected and will soon face off in the Bourbon Brawl Semi-Finals. One winner from each group will be chosen for the final round of the competition to be held in Austin. Each market champion will represent his or her home turf in a five-round, Top Chef-style matchup to determine which bartender will take home the $10,000 prize, their very own barrel of Garrison Brothers Bourbon Whiskey, and the prestigious title of “Top Bartender in Texas”.

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The Bourbon Takeover of Texas

The first phase of the 2020 Bourbon Brawl invited talented mixologists and bartenders to participate in Garrison Brothers’ annual celebration of all things bourbon: The Bourbon Takeover of Texas. For two full weeks, mixologists and bartenders from 15 different establishments in each of the 5 major cities across the State of Texas showcased their love of the Lone Star State by featuring cocktails that incorporated Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey.

These limited-time offerings were available at fine restaurants and bars from Monday, February 17 through Friday, February 28th, 2020. During this period, the Garrison Brothers team visited every participating location to taste, critique, examine and enjoy each cocktail, considering its potential for advancement to the second round of the competition. But the cocktail itself wasn’t necessarily the key criteria for advancement; the bartender’s attitude, charm, camaraderie with customers, and concern for the well-being of their community and constituents were also factors under consideration.