Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Double Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
It gives us great pleasure to introduce the beautiful Balmorhea. This Garrison Brothers Balmorhea magnificent Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is bold but majestically-crafted, having been aged four years in new American white oak barrels, then transferred to a second new American white oak barrel, and aged for one year. Simply put, this 2-time US Micro Whisky of the Year and San Francisco Double Gold winner is bourbon candy in a bottle.
Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Bourbon undergoes a unique double maturation process. It first spends four years maturing in new oak barrels made from Ozarks-grown wood, before a further year in new oak barrels made from Minnesota-grown wood. The bourbon, named after a swimming hole in west Texas, is bottled at 115 proof, and is now a core member of the Garrison Brothers lineup after an earlier experimental stint.
“In 2013, our Master Distiller Donnis Todd filled 22 new American white oak barrels from The Barrel Mill – a Minnesota cooperage – with freshly-distilled 114 proof white dog. The barrels were then aged in the relentless West Texas heat for two years. All the while, the liquid inside cycled through the wood’s pores and crevices, extracting every bit of flavor possible.
In 2015, Donnis lugged the barrels in from the barns and dumped the liquid into stainless steel tanks. He then rolled a few 27-gallon Kelvin Cooperage barrels from Louisville, Kentucky below the tank spigot and filled the barrels with the already two-year-old straight bourbon. This second round of barrels had far different lignin and chemical compositions than the original barrels because they had been scorched and toasted differently, caramelizing the sugars in a wonderful new way.
Butterscotch, Caramel, Dried Fruit.
Frozen fudgesicle bars, Amaretto coffee, Sticky buns, and Pecan brittle.
Rich and long.