Beloved Texas Bourbon Brand Continues to Expand its Southern California Footprint
Austin, Texas (December 20, 2022) – Garrison Brothers Distillery, founded in 2006 as the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas, is proud to announce the opening of Garrison Brothers Bar, located on the main level inside Southern California’s newest world-class sports and entertainment destination, Acrisure Arena in Greater Palm Springs. This is the award-winning bourbon brand’s first namesake bar in California. Acrisure Arena, opened on December 14 and plays host to the Coachella Valley Firebirds, the AHL’s 32nd Franchise and the affiliate of the Seattle Kraken and to the biggest concerts, with seating to welcome more than11,000 fans.
The Garrison Brothers Bar at Acrisure Arena is located to the right of the stage and will feature two expressions of the award-winning bourbon brand including the best in specialty cocktails and neat pours. Garrison Brothers has taken California-based spirits competitions by storm earning 2022 Spirit of the Year as well as Gold and Platinum awards at the Monterey International Wine & Spirits Competition; Spirit of the Year, Gold and Double Gold at the San Diego Spirits Festival International Competition; Best Small Batch Whiskey at the LA Invitational Spirits Challenge; Gold and Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
“We could not be more excited to be expanding our Southern California footprint with our first namesake bar inside Acrisure Arena. This incredible opportunity for Garrison Brothers would not be possible without the love and support of Californians, up and down the coast. To be opening our first namesake bar in the flourishing greater Palm Springs area is a profound honor,” shares Robert Cordes, Head Marketing Dude, Garrison Brothers.
The approximate 1,210 square foot space, the new Garrison Brothers bar designed by Populous, sits just to the right of the stage on the main level offering visitors an unobstructed view of the entertainment and action.
“We’re proud to have Acrisure Arena as the location of Garrison Brother’s first namesake bar in California, said John Bolton, general manager of Acrisure Arena. “The bar’s close proximity to the stage offers a premium view, so concert-goers won’t miss any of the action while they’re purchasing Garrison Brothers’ award-winning bourbon and specialty drinks.”
Garrison Brothers first entered Coachella Valley in 2019 and quickly earned legions of local fans. Over the past three years, they’ve gone from being relatively unknown in the area to being carried across the desert at liquor and grocery retailers as well as being served at the finest restaurants and bars. They have already had a presence at entertainment activations throughout the desert including Stagecoach Music Festival, Palm Desert Food & Wine, and Pívat Cigar Lounge in Rancho Mirage.
For more information about Garrison Brothers’ award-wining ultra-premium bourbon whiskey go to www.garrisonbros.com.
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. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Balmorhea, a twice barreled bourbon, “the American Micro Whiskey of the Year” in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
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 Acrisure Arena:
America’s hottest music festival destination is finally getting the world-class arena it deserves. Opening in December 2022, the Acrisure Arena will provide the greater Palm Springs area of Southern California with a premiere 11,000+ capacity venue to host the biggest artists and acts on the planet. Designed specifically for hockey and concerts, the new arena will provide top-tier hospitality, artist amenities, and all of the benefits of a modern music and sports venue. In addition, the facility will serve as the new home of the American Hockey League affiliate of the Seattle Kraken.
The Acrisure Arena is a $300+ million project that is being 100% privately funded through outstanding partners Oak View Group, Seattle Kraken, and Live Nation. Learn more at AcrisureArena.com and follow Acrisure Arena on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About the Coachella Valley Firebirds
The Coachella Valley Firebirds are the AHL’s 32nd Franchise and the affiliate of the Seattle Kraken. The team is set to play its inaugural season in 2022-2023 at the Acrisure Arena. Visit www.CVfirebirds.com for the latest news and information.
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