Garrison Brothers Distillery Announces Online Fundraising for the Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Award-Winning Bourbon Makers Won’t Let a Cancelled Event Stop Them From Using Good Bourbon for a Good Cause

AUSTIN, TEXAS  — November 9, 2020 — Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas, announced today a grant-matching challenge to support the The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg.

Due to the pandemic-related restrictions on large gatherings, Garrison Brothers Distillery has made the difficult decision to cancel their annual Red, White, and Bourbon event this year. Red, White, and Bourbon is the distillery’s yearly fundraising event for The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, which is primarily funded by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation.

“We may not be able to hold Red, White, and Bourbon this year, but we aren’t going to let that stop us from using good bourbon for a good cause,” said Dan Garrison, founder and proprietor of Garrison Brothers Distillery.

Garrison Brothers Distillery is excited to announce a Red, White, and Bourbon grant-matching challenge in support of the Nimitz Museum this year. Every donation made via this link will be matched by Garrison Brothers’ 501-(c)(3) nonprofit, Good Bourbon for a Good Cause, up to $5,000 total.

The distillery’s hospitality team has hand-dipped a few hundred bottles of small batch bourbon into red, white, and blue-layered wax. For each patriotic bottle sold at the Hye Atop Gift Shop, Garrison Brothers will donate an additional $5 to the Admiral Nimitz Foundation.

Donors who contribute at least $100 will receive a Red, White, and Bourbon t-shirt along with a surprise gift from Garrison Brothers. Those who contribute $250 will receive two t-shirts with their special surprise from Garrison Brothers.

In past years, the grand fundraising event hosted hundreds of attendees and raised thousands of dollars for the Admiral Nimitz Foundation. From multi-plane fly-overs above the Garrison Brothers ranch to live music and more, the event is always highly anticipated by its guests.

Past event sponsors include:

  • Mercedes of Boerne
  • Bob Phelps
  • Fischer & Wieser
  • Hye Meadow Winery
  • Tecovas Boots
  • William Chris Vineyards
  • Coca-Cola
  • Family Business Brewery
  • E.B. Grocery
  • Anders Realty
  • Calais Winery
  • Cicada Cellars



Garrison Brothers Distillery is a small farm and ranch located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country that authentically produces straight bourbon whiskey and only 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 17,000 people hoping to land a spot 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. The business was founded in 2006, though rumor has it they may have started production a little earlier.

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.

At the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2020, the Garrison Brothers team was awarded a double gold medal for its Balmorhea Double-Barreled Bourbon, a silver medal for its Single Barrel Bourbon, and a bronze medal for its Small Batch 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 or follow @garrisonbros on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



In association with the distilled spirits community, GOOD BOURBON FOR A GOOD CAUSE is the beneficiary of marketing and promotional events conducted for philanthropic purposes. Funds of GOOD BOURBON FOR A GOOD CAUSE are distributed to charitable organizations in Blanco and Gillespie counties of Texas and also to charitable organizations that serve current and former American military personnel nationwide. The types of charitable causes that are supported include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizations that help current or former American military veterans and their families
  • Organizations that help former American military personnel get back to leading a rewarding life
  • Organizations that help American veterans recover from debilitating medical, mental health, or psychological challenges
  • Organizations dedicated to conserving and preserving nature, wildlife, green spaces, or historical landmarks and historical sites.
  • Other charitable organizations that the board of directors determines to be within the intent and spirit of the formation of this corporation.

To date, the nonprofit organization has raised and contributed close to $200,000.


The National Museum of the Pacific War is a world-class military museum complex with humble beginnings on Fredericksburg’s Main Street. It honors the millions of Americans who stood for freedom and democracy and to defeat the enemy in World War II’s Asiatic-Pacific Theater World War II. Spread across six acres, the Museum complex encompasses more than 50,000 square feet of indoor exhibits, state‐of‐the‐art archives and collections, and interactive media presentations, in addition to outdoor exhibits and memorials.

By 2025, the Museum hopes it will become a recognized international center for scholarship and research on the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II, with international partnerships, internships, and scholarships to further the study and interpretation of that still-relevant era. The Museum will acquire new audiences and provide virtual access to expanded educational programs, exhibits, and collections. Its mission is to operate and support the State-owned Museum experience through its extensive collection, to educate and inspire present and future generations about WW-II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and the relevance of its lessons.


Bryan Gonzales