South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...Tito's Handmade Vodka blazed the trail with wins on the competition circuit, and now other distilleries are following suit. Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye was permitted in late 2007 and their award-winning Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the only authentic American bourbon whiskey being produced outside of Kentucky and Tennessee...."
"...Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal bourbon whiskey distillery in Texas, announced this week that their Cowboy Bourbon has been named American Micro Whisky of the Year in the 2014 edition of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, considered one of the world's leading whiskey guides...."
"...Dripping Springs Vodka ($19) is the brainchild of brothers Gary and Kevin Kelleher, who made the daring decision to sink their life savings into creating a distillery. Gary designed his own proprietary still (described on their website) which he claims provides the equivalent effect of distilling the vodka 20 times, but without removing its distinctive flavors..."
"...The Russell's Reserve is a 10-year, 110 proof, that notes a vanilla chocolate swirl, honeycomb, and graham crackers. From local favorites Garrison Brothers, a four 5-year barrel combo batch has honey on the nose and a taste of charred marshmallow: "It's an elevated campfire whiskey, a cowboy bourbon," explains Toby..."
"...The folks at TenOak are working hard to serve as many local products as possible, using Moonlight's breads, Jester King beers for braising the pork, Lone Star farm's goat's cheese for the salads and the macaroni and cheese, and Amy's Ice Cream for the desserts. The "shop local" concept extends to the bar, which contains a full complement of Texas libations, including Dripping Springs vodka, Paula's Texas Orange liqueur, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea vodka, Treaty Oak rum, Garrison Brothers and Balcones True Blue whiskeys, and about a dozen Texas beers...."
"...I thought I'd nearly had my fill of zombie films when, out of the blue, this undead epic from the U.K.'s Ford brothers turned up at Fantastic Fest 2010 and actually trumped genre godfather George A. Romero's latest, the meandering Survival of the Dead..."
"...Work continues on the repairs to the Balmorhea State Park’s pool since it was closed in early May due to structural damage. http://www.garrisonbros.com Garrison Brothers Distillery will donate $5 from each bottle of Balmorhea Bourbon sold this year to the restoration project at the West Texas spring-fed pool...."
"...4) GARRISON BROTHERS TEXAS STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY..."
"...New companies are coming online every year, such as the new Spirit of Texas Distillery in Pflugerville (www.spiritoftx.com) that's producing rum for Pecan Street Rum. Garrison BrothersDistillery (www.garrisonbros.com) recently released a small batch of its 94 proof Texas straight bourbon whiskey to selected stores in the Hill Country, San Antonio, and Austin..."
"...Balcones Baby Blue ($38) is currently Texas' only whiskey (the company uses the traditional Scottish spelling of the word: "whisky"), though that is about to change. Balcones will also be making a malted whiskey, and Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye is preparing to unveil an ultrapremium bourbon whiskey..."
"...Kauffman adds, "I started toying with the idea of making booze, and reached out to Dan Garrison, who started Garrison Brothers ["the first and oldest legal whiskey distillery in Texas," according to their website]. My whole idea was to copy his idea..."
"...26, 2-8pm. Speaking of high spirits, there are still a few tickets available to the Sept. 28 Garrison Brothers dinner at Jack Allen’s Kitchen Oak Hill..."
"...15, 6-9pm, Jack Allen’s Kitchen will be hosting their ninth annual patio party at the restaurant’s Oak Hill location. The $150 ticket cost all goes to benefit the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation, and gets you a spread of food from the Jack Allen’s Kitchen kitchen, plus bites from sister restaurant Salt Traders Coastal Cooking; an open bar of specialty cocktails; and beer and wine from local sponsors like Tito’s Vodka, Tequila 512, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Treaty Oak Distilling, Becker Vineyards, and Thirsty Planet Brewing..."
"...2) JACK ALLEN'S KITCHEN | Garrison Brothers Small Batch One of now six hand-selected single-barrel whiskeys at the JAK empire, this five-year, 94 proof, 47% ABV, four barrel combo has notes of sweet corn and toasted marshmallow, with tastes of toffee, roasted nuts, and dried fruit. It's simply perfect...."
"...“We’ve got 11 Texas distilleries representing 25 different whiskeys,” says Jake Clements, head honcho of this celebration of what liquid miracles can be wrought with fermented grains and expert craft. “Still Austin’s the only one from inside Austin’s city limits, but, in the general area, we’ve got Garrison Brothers out of Hye, Treaty Oak and 1876 Bourbon out of Dripping Springs, Andalusia and Ben Milam out of Blanco, and Balcones out of Waco..."
"...In Jan. 19's "Day Trips," the Chronicle erroneously reported that Balcones Distilling produces "the first Texas-made whiskey since Prohibition." In fact, Hye's Garrison Brothers Distillery owns that distinction, and the trademark "Texas' First and Oldest Legal Whiskey Distillery." We regret the error...."
"...Editor's note: This story originally stated that Balcones Distilling produces "the first Texas-made whiskey since Prohibition." In fact, Hye's Garrison Brothers Distillery owns that distinction, and has the trademark – “Texas First and Oldest Legal Whiskey Distillery" – to prove it. The Chronicle regrets the error...."
"...In 2017, fingers crossed, you'll be able to go hyperlocal with a couple of bottles from South Austin distillery Still Austin Whiskey Co. But the Garrison Brothers, who operate the oldest legal distillery in Texas, also make a pretty mean bourbon..."
"...The Salt Lick BBQ Barbecue is always a good idea. Barbecue and whiskey is an even better idea.This year, Salt Lick has teamed up with Garrison Brothers distillery for a limited edition barrel-aged sauce..."
"...When LBJ was a boy, he often walked from his father’s farm to the post office in Hye, a cluster of a few building along the highway. Today, Hye is home to Garrison Brothers Distillery, the oldest whiskey distillery in Texas..."