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Garrison Brothers Distillery

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Address: 1827 Hye Albert Road, Hye, TX 78635
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+1 830-392-0246
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Wed - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 05:00

Garrison Brothers Distillery is Texas' first and oldest bourbon distillery....

Garrison Brothers Distillery is Texas' first and oldest bourbon distillery. Our bourbon is hand-made from corn to cork right here on our little ranch. Tours are Thursday through Sunday @ 10am, noon, 2pm & 4pm. We'll teach you the entire process on how great bourbon is made. You'll taste our sweet mash, sample our white dog & end your visit with a taste of our fine bourbon. We strongly encourage that you call ahead so we can place you on our tour schedule.

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Great Tour!!

Garrison Brothers was the 1st of 2 tours we took that day of local distilleries. The guys were extremely knowledgeable and super friendly. I learned so much at Garrison Brothers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Garrison Brothers was the 1st of 2 tours we took that day of local distilleries. The guys were extremely knowledgeable and super friendly. I learned so much at Garrison Brothers that the 2nd tour we took at another distillery was a complete let down and I kept comparing them with Garrison Brothers. There was no comparison though. I bought a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The people at Garrison Brothers are very friendly and know their stuff about what they make. The bourbon is outstanding for its youth. The bourbon ages at fantastic rate in the Texas heat. If you want to sit, drink, and talk they have an out door area in the shade of old growth trees.

Thank Michael L
Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great whiskey! If you are passing through Hye (not hard as we usually hold our breath passing through on way to Austin) take a pit stop and visit these folks. They are making a great spirit! Easy tour plus free taste!

Thank Stephen1963
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We made the one hour trip from Austin, TX to Hye to discover the first legal whiskey distillery in the state. The theme of our tour was "from corn to cork", and we could not have enjoyed it more. The entire staff is exceptional, and we learned a lot about how their bourbon was made along the way. My son... More 

Thank SabrinaC411
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Esposa and I went on a Sunday. We were the ONLY customers there for nearly 1 hour. The female staffer was super friendly and told us everything we needed to know about the history of the distillery. Esposa and I shared a tasting of 4 whiskies. The first two were blends and the last two were single-barrels. The staffer made... More 

Thank JaimeP_63
Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Brought my adult children on the tour over the Christmas holidays, and they loved it. The tour was exceptional, with details about the entire production process and samples of the bourbon at every step--mash, distillation hearts and finished product. Owner, Dan Garrison, provided much of the tour, was informative, personable and really funny! GB bourbon is on several Top 5/Top... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a whim and got a tour and an amazing experience!!! It was amazing, highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Garrison Brothers Distillery puts on an excellent tour. It was very informative, very fun, and it was given by the owner, Dan Garrison. You have the option to bottle your own single barrel and label it yourself. My 11-year-old had a blast! Military get a free tour and a 15% discount on everything else.

Thank Christopher H
Granite Shoals, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We met friends at the distillery and had a great time. The tour was incredible in addition to getting to meet "the Garrison Bros." It's very informative, tasty and the views are awesome. You won't be disappointed.

Thank mccaskill2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

How can you go wrong with a tour offering beer, wine and s'mores while you wait for your tour to begin? From the start, we were welcomed by genuinely friendly staff. Along each part of the tour, we were provided great information and attention. Love the bourbon sipping glasses (for sale in the gift shop).

Thank Sharon D

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