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Get a taste from Texas’ first bourbon master distiller

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01/11/2020 Garrison Brothers won at the 2020 Bartender Spirits Awards - Special Feature on Los Angeles Drinks Guide

In 2012, Donnis became Texas’ first bourbon master distiller. Over the years, he’s realized his dream from his childhood days distilling with his grandfather. He is the cornerstone voice for Garrison Brothers’ aging inventory, hand-selecting every barrel of bourbon used in the expression of the Garrison Brothers bourbon. By personally hand-crafting the first bourbon whiskey ever legally produced in Texas, Donnis has helped shape what Texas bourbon is, one drop at a time.

The distillery doesn’t source whiskey from elsewhere and they never will. Their bourbon is made – from corn-to-cork – in Hye, Texas, one barrel at a time. It’s handcrafted from a sweet mash of premium, #1 food-grade corn, soft red winter wheat from local farms, and two-row barley.

Small Batch & HoneyDew both won a silver medal at the 2020 Bartenders Spirits Awards.

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