Garrison Brothers Distillery Earns Seven Top Honors at TAG Global Spirits Awards 2023

Guadalupe®, Port Finished Straight Bourbon Whiskey Named American Cask Finished BEST IN SHOW

Hye, Texas (March 2, 2023) – Garrison Brothers Distillery, the award-winning first legal whiskey distillery in Texas, is proud to announce its top honors earned at this year’s  TAG Global Spirits Awards, held in February in Las Vegas, Nevada. The distillery earned a total of seven prestigious awards including Best in Show, a Platinum and three Double Golds for its Straight Bourbon Whiskey expressions.

Garrison Brothers’ Guadalupe earned American Cask Finished Best in Show and Platinum Medal.

Guadalupe Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is port-cask finished bourbon named after one of the Lone Star State’s most beautiful rivers and is bottled at 107 proof. As with every expression of Garrison Brothers bourbon, Guadalupe is handcrafted made from grain to glass at the distillery in Hye, Texas. Each step of the process, from corn to cork, is made authentically by Master Distiller Donnis Todd and his team.  A sensuous, creamy liquid, Guadalupe is considered a dessert bourbon and is encouraged to be paired with one’s favorite chocolate or decadent treat. Flavor notes include berry fruit, ripe plums, strawberry butter on flaky morning biscuits, chocolate and cinnamon, and lavender honey.  

In addition to Guadalupe’s Best in Show and Platinum honors, the 2023 TAG Global Spirits Awards judges also gave Double Gold to three Garrison Brothers’ expressions: Small Batch, Single Barrel and Cowboy Bourbon®. HoneyDew scored a Gold Medal and Balmorhea came in with a Silver.

TAG Global Spirits Awards were created by world-renowned mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, U.S. industry veteran David Grapshi, and American ambassador of Mexico’s National Chamber for the Tequila Industry Julio Bermejo This year, they awarded nearly 400 medals including 41 Platinum medals.

“What an honor to have Garrison Brothers bourbon recognized by the esteemed world class judges at the 2023 TAG Global Spirits Awards. Taking home top honors for five of our eight expressions including a Best in Class for Guadalupe, is so thrilling. My team and I strive to make better bourbon every day and we are grateful for this incredible acknowledgment and awards,” shares Donnis Todd, Master Distiller, Garrison Brothers Distillery.

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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 or follow @garrisonbros on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.