The limited-edition ice cream launches Friday March 10 online and in McConnell’s Scoop Shops
Austin, TX (March 7, 2023) – Garrison Brothers Distillery and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams are proud to announce the release of Garrison Brothers Whiskey & Pecan Pralines, a limited edition ice cream collaboration, bringing the award-winning Texas bourbon distillery and the iconic California ice creamery together in one delicious pint. This is the third release of their celebrated ice cream collaboration, and will launch on Friday March 10 in McConnell’s Scoop Shops and online shop.
The Garrison Brothers Whiskey & Pecan Pralines ice cream flavor features smooth, sweet, smoky ‘n spicy Garrison Brothers Small Batch bourbon made in Hye, Texas, married to Central Coast California milk & cream, and topped off by delicious, buttery, salt-roasted ‘n caramel-coated pecans.
“It has always been a dream of ours to make the ultimate bourbon whiskey-flavored ice cream. When our bourbon hit the California market, McConnell’s Ice Cream was our first and only choice for a collaborator. Our mutual dedication to using the finest quality ingredients and not compromising on our standards is evident in every single scoop. I’ve without a doubt have never tasted any ice cream that is better than this,” shares Dan Garrison, founder Garrison Brothers Distillery.
Garrison Brothers Whiskey & Pecan Pralines was first released in February 2021 and sold out within the first week of being available. The 2022 release doubled in size of pints available and also sold out quickly. The team is making even more pints available this year to meet the demand.
“Going on our third year of partnering with Garrison Brothers Distillery, we’re excited to continue to work with a brand that shares the same commitment to quality ingredients and flavors. Year after year, the collaboration flavor is still a fan-favorite and best-seller, and we hope customers continue to enjoy the partnership as much as we do,” said Michael Palmer, CEO of McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams.
Garrison Brothers Whiskey & Pecan Pralines launches on Friday March 10, 2023. It can be ordered online at McConnells.com for nationwide shipping and found in McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams scoop shops across Southern California. The pint retails for $12 online and $6.25 for a single in scoop shops.
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 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 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.
About McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Founded in Santa Barbara, California in 1949 and now in its third-generation of family ownership, McConnell’s uses Central Coast grass-grazed milk & cream and the finest local, sustainable and organic ingredients, from partner farms & purveyors they’ve worked with for decades, to make the world’s finest ice creams. A 70-year-old sweet legacy of keeping it real.