Garrison Brothers Small Batch Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
The relentless Garrison Brothers Small Batch Texas heat is brutal. Out here, it’s 100 degrees nine months out of the year; hotter inside a steel barn. It might seem crazy to buy the highest quality barrels and torture them in this heat, but doing so allows our bourbon to suck all the flavor it can from our new American oak barrels.
The “first and oldest legal whiskey distillery” in the state of Texas prides itself on producing a unique wheated-bourbon using locally sourced, organic ingredients (some they grow themselves). The exception to this is the barley that hails from the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Aged 3 years in full-sized barrels, this is a small batch, straight bourbon.
As it matures, the Garrison Brothers Small Batch bourbon cycles through the wood’s pores and crevices, soaking in the sugars from the sap, and yielding an aroma brimming of butterscotch, nutmeg, and vanilla. Notes of fruit dominate the palate, with hints of butter, whipped cream, angel food cake and oak. The finish is smooth, with chocolate and espresso notes. A true tour de force of flavor.
Subtle nose of golden delicious apple-meat and honey. Sweet floral verbena, fresh cut grass, saddle leather, cinnamon and honey. Springtime flavors of honeysuckle and orange candy, yellow pound cake, baking spices, lemon gumdrops, and sugar cookies. Long and engrossing finish. Complex. Smoky county fair caramel apple sprinkled with walnuts and cinnamon.
An exclusive UK single barrel bourbon (selected by Master Distiller Dennis Todd) from Garrison Brothers, the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas. Their previous releases, at the time of writing, have all scored over 90 points in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, indeed, their first 3 year old Cowboy Bourbon scored 96!
Toasty oak and maple syrup with corn and a touch of star anise.
Nicely balanced with sweet honeyed notes as well as some brooding clove beneath the surface.
Fruity rye spice and a light sprinkling of cocoa.
Straight single barrel bourbon from the Lone Star state.