Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon 750ml

Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon 750ml

"At Garrison Brothers, we are single-mindedly dedicated to making fine bourbon. Bourbon is all we will ever make, and it is our mission to study the craft and get better every day. We consider our stillhouse and barrel barns hallowed ground.

Bourbon-making is governed and protected by strict standards of identity. It must be distilled at below 160 proof; it must be made from 51% corn; it must mature in new white American oak barrels; and it must be barreled below 125 proof.

These industry-mandated regulations mean bourbon is the most expensive and time consuming spirit one can make. At Garrison Brothers, we consider making bourbon the Holy Grail of artisan distilling. We believe our bourbon is the ultimate ambrosia.

Artisan Distilling versus Industrial Distilling

Small distilleries like ours have been labeled artisan or craft distilleries. We’re far different from the industrial whiskey factories in the east. Each year we produce just a few hundred barrels, each with its own distinct personality. We make every barrel and every bottle by hand. If we had to automate our procedures, we’d end up making the same bourbon every day. Where’s the fun in that?

Vintage Agricultural Products

Bourbon’s raw materials are grain, water and wood. It may seem odd to think of bourbon as an agricultural product, but that’s exactly what it is. We work with organic farms in Texas who grow harvest corn and provide it to us fresh. The grain is different from year to year due to agricultural factors: rainfall, temperature fluctuations, farming techniques and soil quality.

Additionally, our bourbon barrels are made with white American oak harvested from trees grown on tree farms. We do not use whiskey wood; we use wine wood because these barrels yield more flavor. The same climate issues affect the harvest of American oak from the sustainable forests where we get our wood.

The bourbon we produce each year is truly “vintage” bourbon. Year to year, we will change aspects of our recipes, our production methods, our mash bill, and our barreling strategy. Indeed, the bourbon we’re making in 2015 will be far different and far superior to the vintage we made in 2009."


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