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gburger
02-17-2011, 18:14
I spent the day with Dan Garrison, his staff and some other volunteers today out in Hye, Texas.
He his bottling 4,500 bottles of bourbon that goes on sale in April. For the first time it will make it to Austin.
We all got a t-shirt and a bottle to take home for all of our hard work.
I bought two bottles last year when it came out. I have to say, this batch tastes much better. Very smooth.
He will open a new kitchen and cookers this April. His place is growing fast and the bourbon is getting better.
Here are photos from the day, looks like my photos included here may not be uploading. Try this link.
http://www.burgersphoto.com/Other/Garrison-Brothers-Distillery/15878159_vC67s#1190702315_W9XEp

http://www.burgersphoto.com/Other/Garrison-Brothers-Distillery/15878159_vC67s#1190702868_VAUnx
http://www.burgersphoto.com/Other/Garrison-Brothers-Distillery/15878159_vC67s#1190704328_MMhDY

CaptainQ
02-17-2011, 19:31
Thanks for sharing the great photos, felt like I was there. Bummer about the April release as I'll be down there in March and was hoping to score a bottle. I will definitely try to go on the tour.

BBQ+Bourbon
02-17-2011, 20:33
Thanks for sharing your photo album. It's really cool to see bourbon produced in a small volume operation. If Garrison bourbon ever made it out my way at a reasonable price, I'd try one.

Inthewater
02-18-2011, 06:57
Fantastic stuff. I wish I could have a taste. :)

Love the packaging / branding of the product, as well. I really get a Texas or SouthWest feeling from it.

Glad to see their place growing, as well. Thanks for sharing.

StraightNoChaser
02-18-2011, 09:19
I'm so jealous! I just heard about the volunteer bottling thing the other day - weeks after they filled all of their spots :(

StraightNoChaser
02-18-2011, 09:20
I'll be visiting there in April when I go take my CSS exam :bigeyes:

gburger
02-18-2011, 14:17
The new kitchen and cookers should be up and running by April. I plan on going back and photographing the progress then also.
He uses 15 gallon barrels and moves them on a regular basis, so the contents touches the sides more and get the flavor of the charcoal quicker than in a 53 gallon.
Dan says that is one reason why his 2 year old bourbon tastes like others 6-8 years old bourbons that sit around in the large barrels.
Also the hot Texas heat is a blessing for him.

StraightNoChaser
08-28-2011, 12:00
I just signed up to be a volunteer bottler at Garrison Bros. on Oct 3rd and 4th :) anyone else going?

Yalc
08-30-2011, 16:51
When is the fall release? I have asked my sis to make a trip to San Antonio to pick one up.

cowdery
09-04-2011, 15:57
If you are interested in Garrison Brothers, I recommend subscribing to their blog. They don't make a lot of extraneous posts. They generally just post when they have something to announce, like a new release, so they don't waste your time reading a bunch of BS.

Not that there is zero BS. They are Texans, after all.

timd
09-08-2011, 16:10
Not that there is zero BS. They are Texans, after all.

Hey! Some of us resemble that remark!:slappin:

trumpstylz
09-09-2011, 11:00
Not that there is zero BS. They are Texans, after all.

Chuck's starting to sound like Rooster Cogburn.

gburger
09-15-2011, 20:19
God bless Texas!

gburger
10-13-2011, 20:39
I went out and helped bottle Dan's fall dumping today. We filled, waxed and boxed over 400 bottles today. I even brought home an empty barrel on the back of my bike. Wish it was full.


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MarkEdwards
10-14-2011, 03:31
I went out and helped bottle Dan's fall dumping today. We filled, waxed and boxed over 400 bottles today. I even brought home an empty barrel on the back of my bike. Wish it was full.

Long as you don't run afoul of open container laws. :lol:

cowdery
10-14-2011, 11:31
That must have turned a few heads on the ride home. Did it wear a helmet?