A View Into Texas' First Licensed Bourbon Distillery

The Garrison Brothers Distillery is the first, licensed bourbon distillery in Texas. The first batch was distilled in 2008 and was bottled in the spring of 2011.

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The Garrison Brothers Distillery is the first, licensed bourbon distillery in Texas. The first batch was distilled in 2008 and was bottled in the spring of 2011.
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Barrels in the barn, close to bottling.
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A Barrel End with information about the batch aging inside. (Garrison Brothers use 15 gallon barrels to age the bourbon quicker)
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Only Texas rain water is used in the distilling process, gathered from roof tops into massive water tanks.
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New 500 gallon mash cooker
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New mash cooker with one of the few pieces of automation in the process . . . a mechanical stirring agitator.
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The not-so-secret recipe for making Garrison Brothers bourbon. Written in magic marker on a post beside the mash cooker.
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Owner Dan Garrison experimented with various ratios of grains and came up with a blend of corn, wheat and barley. All grains used are certified organic.
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Copper still
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One of the distilleries original stills.
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Vertical shot of the original still
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One of two new boilers. Garrison Brothers use steam heat for cooking and distilling.
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The Barrel Barn
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One of the original batch barrels.
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One of two new boilers. Garrison Brothers use steam heat for cooking and distilling. No open flames around flammable alcohol.
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New fermintation tanks, where the yeast is added to the mash to ready the process for distallation. This has tripled the capacity of Garrison Brothers, and they can add 8 more tanks if necessary.
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Samples from an original batch are offered at the end of the tour.
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