The Best Little Stillhouse in Texas – Perhaps Anywhere
When most people think of great bourbon whiskey, they automatically think Kentucky: Pappy Van Winkle’s, Jim Beam, Blanton’s, Maker’s Mark, etc.
Well, we in Texas know better.
Along U.S. Route 290, a little more than 10 miles west of Johnson City, is unincorporated Hye, Texas, and its largest nearby business and tourist attraction, Garrison Brothers Distillery.
Founded in 2006, Garrison Brothers is the award-winning maker of fine Texas bourbon whiskey that can stand shot glass-to-shot glass with the best barrel-aged distilled spirits originating in the Blue Grass state or Tennessee.
As proprietor Dan Garrison is proud to note, everything about his bourbon is pure Texas, from the organic corn, winter wheat and barley that comprise the sweet bourbon mash, to the pure nutrient-rich rainwater, captured on site, and filtered with an ultraviolet light purification system.
“If we’re going to make bourbon from Texas, it damn well better be authentic,” Dan proclaims.
[Hear my full RANCHCAST with LEM LEWIS interview featuring Dan Garrison. By clicking at the bottom of this article.]