Garrison Brothers Earns Honors at San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas, has taken seven top honors at the 39th annual San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge. The awards, announced last week, gave Hye-based Garrison Brothers seven new honors for its handcrafted bourbon including a Double Gold for its Small Batch 2020 which scored 97 points.  This was the highest rating given to any non-wine spirit in the competition. In addition to this top honor, Garrison Brothers’ Balmorhea won Double-Gold with 94 points, Single Barrel won Gold with 93 points, and HoneyDew won Gold with 90 points. Double Gold distinctions are only awarded to entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; these are noted to be among the finest products in the world. Garrison Brothers Small Batch 2020 also won the Director’s Awards for Spirit of the Year, Brown Spirit of the Year, and Best Whiskey

“It’s exciting that folks are enjoying Garrison Brothers bourbon as much as I do making it with my amazing team,” said Donnis Todd, Garrison Brothers’ master distiller, in a press release. 

Garrison Brothers was founded by Dan Garrison in 2006 and officially entered the market in 2010. The family-run business aims to consistently deliver the finest bourbon in the United States. Born from a sweet mash of premium, #1 food-grade corn, soft red winter wheat from local farms, and two row barley, Garrison Brothers Distillery distills its bourbon from corn to cork using the relentless Texas heat, rainwater collection and a committed and passionate team. Garrison Brothers currently offers six award-winning expressions in its portfolio. The bourbon has been available in the California market since 2019 and has since been making waves across the golden state with a growing fan base. San Diegans can find Texas’ sweetest nectar at local retailers such as Hilltop LiquorMission Trails Market , Sin Lee Food and nationally at Total Wine & More

Garrison Brothers is sold throughout the Continental U.S and across the world in seven other countries including Japan and Canada. For more information on Garrison Brothers and to shop online, go to

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