Garrison Brothers Named “American Micro Whisky of the Year”

HYE, TX (January 13, 2014) – Garrison Brothers Distillery, Texas’ first legal bourbon whiskey distillery and the maker of award-winning Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, is proud to announce their Cowboy Bourbon has just been named American Micro Whisky of the Year in the 2014 edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading whiskey guides, this tenth anniversary edition of the Whisky Bible includes over 1,100 new entries from new whiskies Mr. Murray has tasted whiskies from all over the world. Cowboy Bourbon from Garrison Brothers stands among a select few to win honors in the American Whisky category.

“Medals from ‘spirits competitions’ are almost always dubious at best, and we’ve won plenty of them,” said Proprietor Dan Garrison, “But recognition from Jim Murray is unbiased and impartial. I have never met or talked with Mr. Murray, but I am a religious reader of his Whisky Bible. His opinions are objective and even-handed. This means the world to me and my boys.”

Although the 600 bottles of this small-batch bourbon are small 375 ml bottles, the taste experience is anything but. Aged almost four years, Cowboy Bourbon is uncut and unfiltered, straight from the barrel, weighing in at 136 proof or 68% alcohol by volume. Over the years Garrison Brothers has bottled bourbon from more than 900 barrels, and of those barrels, the 10 best tasting were held back to become Cowboy Bourbon years later.

The Cowboy Bourbon is the first new bourbon that Hye, Texas based Garrison Brothers Distillery has released since debuting their Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey on Texas Independence Day in 2010.

For those who have yet to taste Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon , there will be another batch available in 2015. If you are among the lucky few to have a bottle of the award-winning 2013 release, savor those last drops since no two bottles are ever the same.

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. The distillery has sold more than 80,000 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 taking a tour of the distillery, should visit

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