Garrison Brothers Distillery Takes Seven Top Honors for its Texas Made Bourbon at San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

Achieving Highest Score in all Non-Wine Categories for Small Batch 2020 with Double-Gold and 97 points

Austin, TX (March 2, 2021)Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas, has taken seven top honors at the 39th annual San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge. The awards, announced last week, gave Garrison Brothers seven new honors for its handcrafted bourbon including a Double Gold for its Small Batch 2020 which scored 97 points. This was the highest rating given to any non-wine spirit in the competition. In addition to this top honor, Garrison Brothers’ Balmorhea won Double-Gold with 94 points, Single Barrel won Gold with 93 points, and HoneyDew won Gold with 90 points. Double Gold distinctions are only awarded to entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; these are noted to be among the finest products in the world. Garrison Brothers Small Batch 2020 also won the Director’s Awards for Spirit Of The Year, Brown Spirit Of The Year, and Best Whiskey.

“It’s exciting that folks are enjoying Garrison Brothers bourbon as much as I do making it with my amazing team,” shares Donnis Todd, Master Distiller, Garrison Brothers Distillery.

Garrison Brothers was founded by Dan Garrison in 2006 and officially entered the market in 2010. Based in Hye, Texas, the family run business aims to consistently deliver the finest bourbon in the United States. Born from a sweet mash of premium, #1 food-grade corn, soft red winter wheat from local farms, and two row barley, Garrison Brothers Distillery distills their bourbon from corn-to-cork using the relentless Texas heat, rainwater collection and a committed and passionate team. Garrison Brothers currently offers six award-winning expressions in their portfolio. Their bourbon has been available in the California market since 2019 and has since been making waves across the golden state with a growing fan base. San Diegans can find Texas’ sweetest nectar at local retailers such as Hilltop Liquor, Mission Trails Market , Sin Lee Food and nationally at Total Wine & More.

Garrison Brothers is sold throughout the Continental U.S and across the world in seven other countries including Japan and Canada. For more information on Garrison Brothers and to shop online, go to

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 15,000 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. The business was founded in 2006.

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 Twice-Barreled Bourbon, a silver medal for its Single Barrel Bourbon, and a bronze 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.

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