Coveted Port Cask Finished Bourbon will be Released first at the Distillery
Hye, Texas (July 14, 2022) – Today Garrison Brothers Distillery, the award-winning first legal whiskey distillery in Texas, announced the release date for Guadalupe, the newest limited expression in the brand’s portfolio, in its second year of release. Named after one of the Lone Star State’s most beautiful rivers, Guadalupe Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is port-cask finished bourbon that is bottled at 107 proof. On Saturday July 23, 2022, Dan Garrison, Master Distiller Donnis Todd and the Garrison Brothers team will host a special distillery release event for Guadalupe 2022 with a drive-thru event for first come first serve and a total of 1002 bottles. The remaining bottles, over 4,900 will be available across the country starting August 1, 2022.
The story of Guadalupe began in 2015 when Garrison Brothers teamed up with one of Texas’ oldest and most beloved winemakers, Llano Estacado. After previously using the winery’s decades-old port casks to age 4-year-old bourbon and craft Garrison Brothers’ 2019 limited Texas straight bourbon whiskey Estacado, Master Distiller Donnis Todd began sourcing in Portugal for a more expansive port cask bourbon project, that which would become Guadalupe.
Of the new release, Master Distiller Donnis Todd Shares, “Such a beautiful bold bourbon with an amazingly long fruit forward finish.”
Garrison Brothers’ Master Distiller Donnis Todd connected and worked directly with winemakers across Portugal to secure rich and juicy port casks. The flavor characteristic of the sweet wine including berries, caramel, cinnamon and chocolate sauce have great appeal to a bourbon maker, with older tawny ports offering an even wider array of subtle flavors including graphite, green peppercorn, hazelnut, almond, butterscotch, and graham cracker.
Todd discovered a magic maturation combination: four years in white American oak casks followed by two years in the tawny port casks. He selected ninety 30-gallon bourbon barrels that had been originally filled in 2016. The Angel’s share losses were about 13 gallons per barrel, meaning there were just 1,530 gallons of bourbon to be used.
“Guadalupe is best enjoyed any way you like it. I can’t think of a better way to drink my dessert. And, I’ll pair that delicious nectar with my favorite chocolate, if I’m looking for a really good time.” Adds Dan Garrison.
Guadalupe is a sensuous, creamy liquid. Flavor notes include berry fruit, ripe plums, strawberry butter on flaky morning biscuits, chocolate and cinnamon, and lavender honey. Guadalupe is the perfect bourbon for connoisseurs with sophisticated palates and is considered a dessert bourbon. It is best enjoyed paired with one’s favorite chocolate or decadent sweet.
Garrison Brothers 2022 Guadalupe Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be available for purchase at fine liquor and spirits retailers across the nation and will also be served at select restaurants and bars beginning in August 2022.
For more information and to find Guadalupe in your area, go to www.garrisonbros.com.
ABOUT GARRISON BROTHERS DISTILLERY
Garrison Brothers Distillery is a small farm and ranch located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country that authentically produces straight bourbon whiskey. Garrison Brothers introduced the first bourbon whiskey legally made in Texas in 2010 and has since developed a rabid fan base. They currently have a waitlist of more than 18,000 just to volunteer on bottling days, and their Cowboy Bourbon™ normally sells out within hours of its release. Garrison Brothers is the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas history and is one of the first distilleries in America outside of Kentucky to produce authentic, handmade bourbon whiskey—and only bourbon whiskey.
Every expression of Garrison Brothers bourbon is made from a sweet mash bill and barrel-aged in the intense Texas climate. The extreme heat creates multiple aging seasons in a year, resulting in a darker, richer, and fuller bourbon; bolder than almost any other bourbon on the market.
Garrison Brothers’ Guadalupe was awarded Platinum at the 2022 ASCOT Awards as well as at the Monterey International Wine & Spirits Competition also taking home the 2022 Spirit of the Year. Guadalupe continued to take home Gold awards in 2022 including: San Francisco World Spirits Competition, San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge, Spirits International Prestige Awards (SIP), Denver International Spirits Competition and TAG Global Spirits Awards. At the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2021, Garrison Brothers’ Laguna Madre was awarded a Double Gold Medal along with one Silver Medal for Single Barrel and three Bronze Medals. At the Denver International Spirits Competition, Garrison Brothers won Best of Show in 2021, taking 1st place for their Cowboy Bourbon. Garrison Brothers was voted Best Craft Whiskey Distillery in America by readers of USA Today in 2017.
Garrison Brothers is a proud and active member of the communities of Blanco, Fredericksburg, Hye, Johnson City, and Stonewall. The distillery and its barrel barns are open to the public for tours in Hye, Texas. Anyone interested in learning more about Garrison Brothers Bourbon or in taking a tour of the distillery should visit garrisonbros.com or follow @garrisonbros on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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