Out in the Hill Country, Garrison Brothers Distillery avoided much of the devastation to the east. Though we had to deal with heavy winds and pouring rain, we were extremely fortunate compared to many of our friends across the state.
On the day that Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, Donnis and the production team had filled nine barrels of bourbon whiskey before operations were forced to shut down for the day. When we came back and reopened the doors after the storm had subsided, those nine barrels were sitting there waiting for us.
After witnessing everything that happened in the past few days, we knew we couldn’t just shove these barrels into the next bourbon release. These barrels would have a higher purpose. So, with these nine barrels in front of us and a goal in our hearts, we began making some calls and setting up our next initiative with Good Bourbon For A Good Cause.
Good Bourbon For A Good Cause is a 501c3 public charity set up by the Garrison family and other members of the team to provide support for causes that are near and dear to our hearts. Over the years, we’ve been involved with various projects, such as aiding in the recovery of Balmorhea State Park, saving the Hye Post office from closure, and creating a safety net for our neighbors in Hye through the Hye Preservation Society. But a large portion of our work is done with our friends at Team Rubicon, a non-governmental organization and nonprofit dedicated to disaster relief efforts across the world.