Garrison Brothers Balmorhea

Garrison Brothers Balmorhea

(0.75l, 57.5%)


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A robust, twice-aged wonder-Bourbon bottled with Love in the heart of Texas.

We love all the hard-toiled, passionate, craft distillers of the world. But the Garrison Brothers stand out in that crowd a bit taller than most. You see, they don’t farm out anything. Every step from cooking the mash to bottling happens right there on site at their distillery in Hye, Texas. They make Bourbon in a range of ages and finishes, but it all started with the famous “barrel #6” that yielded their signature Texas Bourbon Whiskey.

First — and this is very important — you’ve got to look at that color. Garrison Brothers Balmorhea is a deep Mahogany. But it is also a Straight Bourbon Whiskey — and that mean that it has no artificial colors or flavorings added… none, zero, nada.

Here’s how they did it. They filled new, charred, standard-sized barrels from Minnesota with new-make Spirit and aged it for two years. Then they put it in different 27-gallon casks (smaller) from Louisville with a different variety of white oak and char and aged it an additional two years. This Whiskey got two sets of virgin casks before being bottled at near cask strength — 57.5% ABV. It wasn’t “finished”, it was actually aged twice in the Texas heat. It’s got all the flavor to match and that’s why it won Best American Micro Whiskey of the Year from Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

I’m getting a bottle for myself, and you should too.

Smartass corner: 
Garrison Brothers Balmorhea was named after a natural spring and watering hole near the distillery that is a favorite of the crew at Garrison Brothers.
  • Category
  • Style
    Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    New American White Oak Barrels

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Intense aromas of warm caramel, roasted pecans, and espresso greet you at the nose.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
As the Garrison Brothers say, it’s “Bourbon Candy” with a rich mouth feel and the flavors of praline, pecan, almond, plenty of oak, white pepper, vanilla fudge, and Love.

The finish is medium length, lightly dry, and oaky.
Ratings & Reviews
Very unique, heavy syrup flavor a must try for all those who like something different
Best bourbon you can buy. Candy in a bottle.
Unique! Texas style with notes of mesquite, coffee, dark chocolate. Traditional bourbon notes of caramel, cinnamon are there behind the stronger flavors derived perhaps from the Texas heat? This seems like a regional flavor profile that is a change of pace. Nicely done.
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