In a few short years, the Garrison Brothers distillery, located 60 miles west of Austin in Texas hill country, has created quite a stir in the craft spirit community. Created in 2006 with the first whiskey launched in 2010, Garrison Brothers takes full advantage of its limestone aquifer and except for its midwest barley, uses locally sourced ingredients like red winter wheat and 74% white American corn from the Texas panhandle. Aged four years and bottled at 94 proof, the distillers select the very finest barrels for their single barrel bottling. With a deep amber color and a rich flavor that includes a hint of clove in the finish, this super-premium Bourbon is an accomplished creation.
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding this artisan whiskey producer from the Texas hill country. I selected the single barrel bottling for The Wine Country because of its richness, and its full-body.