The Bourbon Blog

It’s hotter than hell in Texas, and we like it that way. Because while we’re sweatin’ like dogs, our bourbon is getting pushed deeper and deeper into our white oak’s barrel’s pores, soaking up its buttery caramel and vanilla flavors, amber color, and earthy texture. When it does cool down, the bourbon escapes the wood and returns to the inside of the barrel, taking these delicious flavors along with it and transforming the liquid into the Nectar of the Gods. We’ve partnered with Texas Monthly to create your go-to source for recipes, tips, guides, and more. Cheers!

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Meet the 2019 Bourbon Brawl Finalist from Dallas: Hugo Osorio

Unless you’ve got a trained palate and years of whiskey drinking experience under your belt, you might be a little bit confused by the tasting notes for Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon. 2019 Bourbon Brawl Finalist Hugo Osorio describes the experience of drinking Garrison Brothers as somewhat ever-evolving.

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Meet Dan Garrison

Dan Garrison heads up Garrison Brothers, the first distillery in Texas to offer legally made bourbon that’s also one of the few Texas-certified spirits.

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A Commitment to Texas

If there’s anything Garrison Brothers’ founder Dan Garrison likes as much as bourbon, it’s Texas’s wide open spaces and natural treasures, like Balmorhea State Park and its beautiful springfed pool, an oasis in the dry West Texas landscape.

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A Day at the Distillery

Bourbon bottling at Garrison Brothers' Hill Country distillery is a sought after task that more than 16,000 people have put their names in a lottery to volunteer.

Stories from Texas Monthly Studio

Stories from Texas Monthly Studio

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The Art of a Cocktail

During the 2019 Bourbon Takeover of Texas, Hugo Osorio was “really inspired by contrast” and stunned judges with the innovative ingredients and techniques that he used to craft the earthy, spicy, floral concoction that he named “Invitation to Friendship.”

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Texas Whiskey Trail Certified

Last year, the Texas Whiskey Association made the decision that in order for it to be considered true Certified Texas Whiskey, all of these steps must be done in the Lone Star State.

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Garrison Brothers Infused Thanksgiving Dinner

Here in Texas, Thanksgiving is all about the Three Fs: family, food, and football. This year we’d like to propose a fourth F: forty-seven. That’s the ABV of Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon, the key ingredient you’ll need to whip up this boozy Thanksgiving Dinner. 

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4 Boozy Alternatives to Pecan Pie

During the “hometown” round of the 2019 Bourbon Takeover of Texas, bartenders all across the state competed to create a cocktail inspired by the flavors of home. The following four concoctions creatively incorporated pecans.

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From Texas, With Dove

Joseph Moreno, Head Chef at Garrison Brothers Distillery, found his love for cooking from his grandmother. He often looks to her recipes for inspiration and a way to add depth into his own recipes. 

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What Bourbon Cocktail Suits You Best?

In early 2019, Garrison Brothers Distillery partnered with mixologists and bartenders across the state as part of The Bourbon Takeover of Texas. These tastemakers were hand-selected to showcase their love for the Lone Star State by creating these limited time cocktails. Take our quiz to see which suits you best!