‘Red, White, and Bourbon’ to Feature Local Wineries, Distillery Tank Tours, Bourbon Bottle Wax Dipping
AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 3, 2018) — Garrison Brothers Distillery is proud to announce Red, White, and Bourbon, a collaborative event aimed at raising funds for the Admiral Nimitz Foundation. The Admiral Nimitz Foundation was established in 1971 as a 501(c)(3) and provides additional development funding for the National Museum of the Pacific War, a museum dedicated to telling the human story of WWII in the Pacific. Since 1971, the Foundation has built a well-established and respected institution, which annually welcomes more than 100,000 visitors, including 15,000 middle and high school students from across the state.
To observe Veterans Day and to honor those who have served, Garrison Brothers will partner with several neighboring businesses for a day-long celebration on November 10. Garrison Brothers’ own Mike Walsh will trumpet Reveille to kick off the event at 9:30 a.m. and blow Taps at 5 p.m. to conclude the event.
“The National Museum of the Pacific War is a Texas treasure. We’re incredibly fortunate to have such a distinguished neighbor in our sister city of Fredericksburg,” said Dan Garrison, founder of Garrison Brothers Distillery. “We’re excited to partner with Family Business Beer Co. to present Red, White, and Bourbon. They share our passion for honoring and appreciating those who have served.”
The event will take place at Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas, on Saturday, November 10, from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Guests can enjoy craft beer from Family Business Beer Co., hamburgers from Fischer & Weiser, tacos from Tubby’s Ice House, and a variety of red and white wines from William Chris Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards, Cicada Cellars, and Hye Meadow Winery. 100% of sales from beer, wine, and food will go directly to the Admiral Nimitz Foundation. Habana Cowboy will also be on site with a mobile cigar lounge and Complete Culture Custom T-Shirts will debut an exclusive Red, White and Bourbon branded tee.
Distillery Director Jason Paul Brand (AKA Rev) will give tank tours of the ranch atop the Nimitz’s 76-year old M31A Stuart Tank for a $10 donation to the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, and patrons can dip their own red, white, and blue wax bottles at the gift shop. A portion of proceeds from the sale of each bottle will also be donated to the Admiral Nimitz Foundation. The museum will also have living history displays set up showcasing WWII weapons and equipment.
Only 500 tickets are available and are priced as follows:
• $20 for adults
• $10 for kids (ages 3 to 12)
• $10 for Admiral Nimitz Foundation members
• $5 for veterans
“Many generations of my family have served in the United States Navy. I did not and have always felt a little bit guilty for it. So this event is a personal triumph for me,” said Garrison.
As part of an ongoing partnership with Team Rubicon, a non-profit veteran service organization that uses disaster response to help assimilate veterans back into civilian life, Garrison Brothers Distillery will donate $5 to the organization for every bottle of Cowboy Bourbon™ and $1 for every bottle of Boot Flask Bourbon that is sold between September 21 and November 1.
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 waiting list of more than 10,000 just to volunteer on bottling days, and their Cowboy Bourbon sells out within hours of its release. Garrison Brothers is the first legal whiskey 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 American Craft Spirit Awards in 2018, they were awarded a gold medal for their Single Barrel Bourbon, a silver medal for their 2016 Vintage Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and another silver for their Balmorhea Double Barrel Bourbon Whiskey. Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible named Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon™ “The American Micro Whiskey of the Year” in 2014 and again in 2017. Last year, the distillery was voted the Best Craft Whiskey Distillery in America by readers of USA Today.
The business 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 tours of the distillery should visit garrisonbros.com or follow @garrisonbros on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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