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Bourbon Brawl 2022

Presented by Garrison Brothers

The 2022 Bourbon Brawl Competition

Congratulations to Albert Pero from New York City, winner of the 2022 Garrison Brothers Bourbon Brawl!


This year, Garrison Brothers teamed up with Texas Monthly and Cocktail Courier to provide a one-of-a-kind Bourbon Brawl experience. The competition highlighted five U.S. cities. Five bartenders—one from each city—competed in the competition Finale in Austin, TX, on June 30, 2022.

  • Orange County, CA – Rachel Keeney
  • Chicago, IL – Zachary McMahon
  • New York City, NY – Albert Pero
  • Tampa, FL – Graham Comstock
  • Houston, TX – Ryan Smith

Albert Pero from New York City took home the title of Bourbon Brawl 2022 Champion with his BD4 cocktail. Congratulations to all of our Finalists on a great competition!

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Cocktail Kit

Try the 2022 Bourbon Brawl winning cocktail for yourself! Get the best bourbon cocktail delivered to your door with the 2022 Garrison Brothers Bourbon Brawl Cocktail Kit, available for order and shipping nationwide from July 7 – August 7, 2022.

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Named after the B, D, and 4 trains that service Yankee Stadium Station in The Bronx, the BD4 was inspired by Albie’s childhood trips to watch the Yankees play with his father. While there, they would eat chocolate-and-vanilla twist ice cream out of tiny baseball helmets, and his unique riff on the classic Manhattan is a nod to those flavors.

Rules & Timeline

For a complete list of rules, prizing, competition format, and timing, please click here.

The competition will consist of three phases:

Online Submissions: CLOSED

To enter the competition, submit your unique bourbon cocktail recipes via ShakeStir by 11:59pm CST on April 12, 2022. Five (5) contestants per city will be selected to participate in the semi-finals.

The Semi-Finals: May 9, 2022 – June 6, 2022

Semi-finalists will prepare and present their bourbon cocktails to three (3) mixology experts within their cities. One (1) semi-finalist per city will advance to the finals.

The Finals: June 30, 2022

Finalists will be flown in to Austin, TX, to participate in The Finals. The Finals will take place on June 30, 2022. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the event and will receive a grand prize of $10,000 and a barrel of their own bourbon (for personal consumption only). The winning cocktail will be available for purchase as a cocktail kit via Cocktail Courier until August 7, 2022. Prizing is provided by, the world’s largest online community for spirited professionals.

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