A very belated post but better late than never, right? Well one of my favorite things I did on my extended Texas Christmas vacation was take a day trip up to the Hill Country to visit Texas' first and oldest legal Bourbon distilleries, Garrison Brothers. I took pretty careful notes, and since this blog is half bourbon I thought I'd give you a proper bourbon distillery tour in pictures but just to caveat- my notes may be a little off. If you're familiar please feel free to correct. It was fast typing the way the tour was moving and with all the information given.
bourbon notes it must be at least 51% corn. Garrison Brothers uses a more typical 74% and all from the pan handle in Texas. After that is 15% wheat and a little Pacific Northwest barley combination. All the grains they use are organic. The corn bin was obviously the largest one to the left.
And what I really liked about Garrison Brothers though was knowing how local and organic they are. Using the natural elements in Texas, water, heat, as many grains as possible, and even giving their used mash to ranchers to feed their cows. It's not even as a follow along to the local movement, it's about creating a localized Texas product, that is at the heart of what locavorism is all about.