Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey: A Taste of Texan Craftsmanship

Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey: A Taste of Texan Craftsmanship - The Barrel Tap

When it comes to bourbon whiskey, the state of Texas might not be the first place that comes to mind. However, Garrison Brothers has been changing that perception since its inception. Crafted in the heart of the Lone Star State, this delicately curated bourbon has earned a well-deserved reputation for its exceptional quality and unique Texan character. In this blog post, we'll explore the story behind Garrison Brothers and what sets their bourbon apart from the rest.

A Legacy of Craftsmanship:

Founded by Dan Garrison in 2006, Garrison Brothers Distillery is nestled in the picturesque Hill Country of Texas. What started as a labor of love and an homage to the tradition of bourbon-making has evolved into a distillery that produces some of the finest craft bourbon in the United States. Garrison Brothers is proud to be the first and oldest legal whiskey distillery in Texas.

Small-Batch Production:

Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is crafted in small batches, ensuring meticulous attention to detail at every step of the production process. From selecting the grains to bottling the finished product, each bottle of Garrison Brothers bourbon is a testament to the dedication and expertise of their team.

Quality Ingredients:

One of the secrets behind Garrison Brothers' success lies in their commitment to using only the finest ingredients. They source their corn, wheat, and malted barley from local Texas farms, ensuring that each bottle contains the true essence of the state's terroir. This attention to detail in sourcing ingredients contributes to the unique flavor profile of their bourbon.

Patient Maturation:

Garrison Brothers understands that good things come to those who wait. Their bourbon is aged for a minimum of two years in new, charred American white oak barrels, allowing it to develop its distinctive flavor and character. Texas' hot climate, with its wide temperature swings, accelerates the aging process, resulting in a bourbon that is rich, robust, and full-bodied.

Tasting Notes:

Garrison Brothers Bourbon delights the senses with its complex flavor profile. On the nose, you'll find a harmonious blend of caramel, vanilla, oak, and hints of fruit. The palate offers a velvety-smooth texture, with flavors of toffee, toasted oak, dark chocolate, and a subtle spice that lingers pleasantly on the finish. Each sip reveals new layers of depth, showcasing the craftsmanship that goes into every bottle.


Garrison Brothers offers a diverse range of expressions, each with its own distinct qualities and characteristics.

The Original Small Batch expression is a true testament to Garrison Brothers' craftsmanship and expertise. It showcases a harmonious blend of flavors, carefully crafted through small-batch production methods.

The Single Barrel expression offers a truly remarkable experience, allowing you to delve into unique flavors of only a single barrel. Each barrel is carefully hand-selected, resulting in a bourbon that boasts its own distinct personality. But you know what made it even more special? We had the absolute pleasure of personally tasting and selecting our very own Barrel Pick. It was an incredible experience, where we had the joy of savoring different barrels and choosing the one that truly spoke to us. This extraordinary barrel pick represents our commitment to curating an exceptional hand-selected whiskey collection that reflects our families' passion and dedication.

Balmorhea, named after the crystal-clear West Texas spring, is a rich and well-balanced expression. It embodies the essence of Texas terroir, showcasing the region's unique flavors.

Honeydew is a limited-edition expression that offers a delightful and refreshing twist. It combines the sweetness of honeydew melon with the richness of Garrison Brothers bourbon, creating a truly unique taste.

Lady Bird is a tribute to Lady Bird Johnson's enduring impact. $5 from every bottle sold is donated to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, dedicated to preserving the native plants of North America. This expression allows you to enjoy the exquisite taste of Lady Bird Bourbon while contributing to a worthy cause.

Guadalupe is a forthcoming expression from Garrison Brothers, set to be released in 2023. It promises to deliver a unique flavor profile and a memorable drinking experience.

Cowboy Bourbon is a limited-edition bourbon released annually, celebrating the true spirit of the American cowboy. It embodies the boldness and ruggedness associated with the cowboy way of life.

Laguna Madre is an expression aged in Limousin oak barrels, providing a unique and immersive flavor experience. It captures the essence of the Laguna Madre, a coastal lagoon in Texas.

Boot Flask is a compact and portable expression, perfect for on-the-go whiskey enjoyment. It comes in a smaller 375ml bottle, making it convenient to carry and savor wherever your adventures take you.


Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey stands as a shining example of Texan craftsmanship and passion. From the careful selection of ingredients to the patient aging process, every aspect of its production is guided by a commitment to quality. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite cocktail, this bourbon offers a unique and unforgettable drinking experience. So, if you're in search of a bourbon that embodies the spirit of Texas, look no further than Garrison Brothers. Raise a glass and savor the taste of true Texan craftmanship. Cheers!

If you're eager to experience the exceptional taste of Garrison Brothers, look no further than The Barrel Tap. Here, we are proud to offer a selection of Garrison Brothers bourbons for whiskey enthusiasts to enjoy. You can explore our collection and discover the distinct flavors and character that make Garrison Brothers so special.

What's even more exciting is that we have our very own barrel pick of Garrison Brothers. Our barrel selection offers a unique expression of Garrison Brothers' craftsmanship, allowing you to savor a one-of-a-kind bourbon experience. Be sure to check out our website to learn more about this exclusive offering.