Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey (2015 Release)
Garrison Brothers // Texas, USA
Based in Hye, Texas, Garrison Brothers is all about repping the Lone Star State. They utilize Texas-grown "#1 Panhandle White" corn for their bourbon, while incorporating soft red winter wheat and barley into the mash bill. Each bottle is meticulously labeled to showcase as much detail as possible. Here, Dallam County Farms provided the corn from a 2011 harvest, leading to a 2012 distillation period and three year aging process in the hot Texas sun.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose offers lots of corn, wheat and cereal grain, with some of that corn leading to cornmeal and polenta. There's also a sweeter side, with dark caramel and char. Find a very smooth, eminently sippable palate with caramel, vanilla, cornbread and more cereal, and fainter touches of spice and oak. A rich finish showcases brown sugar, molasses and oak, and beckons you to sip again. Ice also suits this bourbon well, accentuating the brown sugar and char notes."