Photo by Joey McKeel Dan Garrison holds a bottle of Garrison Brothers bourbon as he talks about what's inside.
Dan Garrison, founder of Garrison Brothers bourbon distillery, would tell you himself that Mike Raymond and Reserve 101 were instrumental in helping him launch his company in the Houston market. What Raymond described as their "budding bromance" has led to their latest partnership: Garrison Brothers' first private bottling. In 2013, Garrison invited Raymond up to the Garrison Brothers ranch in Hye to pick a barrel from about ten or twelve of his best. In February, that barrel was finally bottled, and those bottles arrived at Reserve 101 last week.
Garrison was on hand to introduce the bourbon and guide a tasting of it, in an event held to benefit Lucky Dog Rescue of Houston. We tasted the two bourbons on hand-- Garrison Brothers' Fall 2014 release, and the Reserve 101 single barrel-- and got to talk briefly with Garrison and Raymond about the whiskey.More »