Publication Date: 
May 13, 2013

Our Ten Finest Barrels, Straight from the Barrel, Uncut, unfiltered, and bottled at 136 proof.

Hye, Texas – Garrison Brothers Distillery, Texas’ first legal bourbon whiskey distillery and the maker of multi-award-winning Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, is pleased to announce the limited statewide introduction of its first new bourbon whiskey, Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon™.

“This is the first new bourbon we have introduced since we released Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey on Texas Independence Day in 2010,” says owner Dan Garrison. “It is not for the faint of heart and certainly not for casual drinking.  It is a limited release – just 600 bottles – of the finest bourbon we’ve ever made.”

The word “little” may apply to the 375-ml size of the bottle, but nothing else is little about Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon™.  Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon™ is uncut and unfiltered, straight from the barrel, weighing in at 136 proof or 68% alcohol by volume. Every drop was hand-made, from corn to cork, by the bourbon craftsmen at Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye, Texas.

“At Garrison Brothers Distillery we have bottled bourbon from more than 500 barrels so far. The ten best tasting barrels I’ve ever discovered in our barns were held back and hidden for almost four years. The few precious drops of bourbon remaining in those barrels became our Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon™.”

“I asked our distributor to hold back a portion of these bottles for the five Hill Country Liquor Stores (in Blanco and Gillespie Counties) who have been so instrumental in helping us get this business off the ground. The Cowboy will ride into these towns today or tomorrow. I anticipate that stores in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth and other Texas towns will receive their allocated bottles a week or two later,” says Garrison. “If you're looking for a bottle, you are more likely to find one at stores who have been selling Garrison Brothers from the get-go. Like all Cowboys, this one probably won’t stick around too long.”

“You may see chunks of wood and charcoal floating in the bottles. If this bothers you, please don’t buy a bottle. If you want one, I should warn you that it may set you back a little,” says Garrison. “We’re anticipating retailers will price these rare bottles at $159.99 to $169.99. The little distillery in Hye won’t introduce its Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon™ again until 2015.

About Garrison Brothers Distillery

Garrison Brothers Distillery is a small farm and ranch located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, which also authentically produces original recipe straight bourbon whiskey. Garrison Brothers introduced the first whiskey legally made in Texas in 2010 and has since produced more than 5,000 barrels of straight bourbon and has sold more than 50,000 bottles statewide. Garrison Brothers was the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas history, and outside of Kentucky and Tennessee, is one of only a few distilleries in America that is successfully producing authentic, handmade bourbon whiskey and only bourbon whiskey. The business was founded in 2006. The business is owned by the Garrison family and a few friends. The business is a proud and active member of the communities of Blanco, Fredericksburg, Hye, Johnson City and Stonewall. The distillery and its barrel barns are open to the public for tours in the Texas Hill Country in Hye, Texas. Anyone interested in learning more about Garrison Brothers bourbon or tours of the distillery, should visit

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