The American Distilling Institute (ADI) awarded its highest honor, the prestigious Bubble Cap Award, to Garrison Brothers Distillery. The award was announced during the Gala at the 20th annual ADI Craft Spirits Conference & Expo, which took place this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. ADI president Erik Owens presented the award on stage to Garrison Brothers’ founders, Dan and Nancy Garrison.

Since 2008, ADI’s Distillery of the Year award, affectionately known as The Bubble Cap Award, has been given to distilleries that have raised the bar of the craft distilling industry by making world-class spirits and improving the legislative landscape for craft distillers. “Garrison Brothers has demonstrated its commitment to giving back to their community, to envisioning and then leading the way towards a thriving Texas whiskey industry, and to creating truly exceptional bourbon,” said Owens. He also highlighted Garrison Brothers’ visitor experience, describing it as “one of the best distillery tours in the world.”

Owens also commented on Garrison Brothers’ many years of industry engagement. “Garrison Brothers Distillery is a true pioneer in the craft distilling industry,” said Owens. “Dan Garrison has been attending the ADI conference since 2009 to share his expertise with the industry, including speaking on panels and delivering the keynote address at our 2013 conference in Denver. He’s also been instrumental in creating the Certified Texas Whiskey program, which has inspired regional distillers nationwide. That generosity of spirit and singular focus on elevating the profile of Texas whiskey is why we’re proud to award this year’s Bubble Cap to Garrison Brothers Distillery.”

“It’s taken us two decades to get to this wonderful industry level. This recognition means the world to Nancy and me and we are so thankful to the American Distilling Institute’s leaders and members. We hope we’ve set a good example for those who have climbed this mountain alongside us and those new to distilling,” shares Dan Garrison, Founder of Garrison Brothers.

Previous winners of the Bubble Cap award can be found on the American Distilling Institute website.

About American Distilling Institute 

American Distilling Institute (ADI) takes immense pride in being the leading small-batch, independently-owned craft distillery association worldwide, strongly committed to fostering community education and industry inclusiveness. As advocates for the craft distilling enterprise, we celebrate our community’s passion and unwavering independence. Our primary focus lies in organizing enriching industry events and offering comprehensive developmental and educational resources geared towards fostering the growth and prosperity of the craft distilling art.

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