Garrison Brothers Distillery fills 10,000th bourbon whiskey barrel

On Monday Hye, Texas-based Garrison Brothers Distillery, part of the first wave of small distilleries outside of Kentucky to authentically hand-produce straight bourbon whiskey, filled its 10,000th bourbon barrel.

The distillery first started operations in 2003 and first sold bourbon in Texas in 2010. Now, Garrison Brother’s Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distributed all across Texas, in 25 U.S. states and overseas in Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. All Garrison Brothers bourbons are made with organic grain.

The brand has received numerous industry awards. Jim Murray, in his 2017 Whiskey Bible, named Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon the American Micro Whisky of the Year for the second year in a row, bestowing a 96.5 score– one of the highest scores ever issued.

The distillery is well known in the industry for its fastidious commitment to quality control. Owner Dan Garrison submits his bourbons to a laboratory annually for gas chromatography and mass spectrometry testing to assure his bourbons have the lowest levels of propanol, butyl alcohol, amyl alcohol, methanol and acetaldehyde. “We think we’re making the finest tasting, highest quality bourbon ever made and we have the reputation, awards and science to back-up this claim,” says Garrison.

To commemorate the 10,000th barrel, Garrison Brothers is hosting Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner, the distillery’s annual celebration of peaches, rodeo and great bourbon whiskey, on Saturday, June 17. More than 500 guests are expected to attend. The event will sell out quickly. Those interested in attending can find more information and make reservations here.

About Jeff Cioletti

I’m Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe marries my two greatest passions: fine drink and travel. The search for the former usually drives the latter. I'm the author of The Drinkable Globe, Beer FAQ and The Year of Drinking Adventurously. I'm the former editor-in-chief of Beverage World magazine and a regular contributor to publications such as SevenFifty Daily, Beverage Media, Artisan Spirit, Draft Magazine, FSR, All About Beer Magazine and BevNet. I’ve been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, Canada's ROB TV, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age, WCBS-TV and several other media outlets. Beyond the journalism gig, I’m also a filmmaker; I wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available on at and can be streamed and downloaded at

Posted on May 24, 2017, in craft spirits, news, spirits, Uncategorized, whiskey, whiskey, whisky/whiskey and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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