Garrison Brothers Distillery, Texas’ first legal whiskey distillery, established in 2006, will release Lady Bird, a Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey infused with Texas wildflower honey and finished in a cognac cask, on Saturday, May 6 at the distillery, and then nationwide, starting in mid-May. Almost eight years in the making, this new expression is Garrison Brothers’ ninth addition to their bourbon portfolio. Its sales will benefit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.
This exceptional bourbon creation was first aged four years in new white American oak barrels before being infused with Burleson’s Texas Wildflower Honey for 8 months. The bourbon was then transferred to French XO Cognac casks, which matured for three years. Bottled at a potent 114 proof, Lady Bird Bourbon is hand-sealed with a distinct Prairie Purple wax. The initial release will feature just over 5,904 bottles for the market.
“As you indulge in our Lady Bird bourbon, you’ll be greeted by the inviting aroma of freshly cut grass and sweet honey, accompanied by subtle notes of black cocoa waffle cone and honey wafers, creating a warm and enticing experience,” says Donnis Todd, Master Distiller at Garrison Brothers. “Upon taking your first sip, true decadence unfolds on the palate, revealing the rich taste of warm buckwheat pancakes, dark chocolate-covered cherries, and malted milk balls. The complex profile also includes the indulgent essence of cognac cherries, dried figs, and plums, offering a unique tasting experience. The finish is long and satisfying, lingering on the tongue and leaving a lasting impression of the succulence derived from the harmonious marriage of honey and cognac flavors.”
The production of Lady Bird will not only delight bourbon enthusiasts but also contributes to the preservation of native wildflowers and plants across North America through the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. For each bottle sold, Garrison Brothers will generously donate $5 to this non-profit organization, supporting their efforts in environmental conservation.
Garrison Brothers Lady Bird Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be available for purchase at fine liquor and spirits retailers nationwide with a suggested retail price of $179.99. It will be served at select restaurants and bars beginning mid-May 2023.
For more information and to find Lady Bird, go to www.garrisonbros.com.
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