Texas’ first legal whiskey distillery, Garrison Brothers, has unveiled its signature expression, the limited-edition, 131.3 proof Cowboy Bourbon.
The uncut, unfiltered Texas straight bourbon whiskey comes from barrels hand-selected by Garrison Brothers Master Distiller Donnis Todd. The barrels are then set aside for several years to further mature and the liquid is bottled at cask-strength, with this year’s batch coming in at 131.3 proof.
A total of 6,440 750ml bottles of this year’s Cowboy Bourbon will be made available, but 1,000 of the bottles were dedicated to a drive-through distillery release event at their Hye, Texas ranch in September, all of which sold out within hours and featured a hand-dipped, gold wax seal.
Cowboy Bourbon offers aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, full-grain leather and fresh-baked banana nut bread, while the liquid delivers flavors of wildflower honey and sparkling plum soda as well as a warm raspberry chocolate pie drizzled with whipped ganache and chocolate covered Luxardo cherries paired with fine Armagnac.
The remaining 5,440 bottles of Cowboy Bourbon will be distributed to liquor stores, bars, and restaurants, as well as military bases across the 42 states where Garrison Brothers is sold. Each bottle comes packaged in a custom-built solid wood gift box lined with a satin pillow and medallion emblazoned with the release year around the bottle’s neck.
Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon is currently available nationwide for $229.99 per bottle.
For more information, head over to Garrison Brothers’ official website.
Back in June, Garrison Brothers Laguna Madre was named one of the five best bourbons in the world by the 2021 New York International Spirits Competition.