Garrison Brothers Balmorhea
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Texas
  • Distillery Garrison Brothers
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation New American White Oak Barrels
  • Alcohol 57.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • coffee
  • oak
  • caramel
  • roasted
  • white pepper
  • pecan
  • pralines
  • almonds

Garrison Brothers

Balmorhea (0.75l, 57.5%)
Price $174.99

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Character Goatson
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.


*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

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  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Texas
  • Distillery Garrison Brothers
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation New American White Oak Barrels
  • Alcohol 57.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.

Finish
The finish is medium length, lightly dry, and oaky.
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  • vanilla
  • coffee
  • oak
  • caramel
  • roasted
  • white pepper
  • pecan
  • pralines
  • almonds
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
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