Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas, released the 2022 Laguna Madre, its rarest and most coveted Texas straight bourbon whiskey, on Saturday May 14, 2022, at a special distillery event. For the 2022 release, Master Distiller Donnis Todd reports a total of 1014 bottles available across the nation starting May, 16th, 2022.
Laguna Madre’s first release, officially added to the Garrison Brothers’ portfolio in 2020, was used to launch Operation Crush COVID-19 driving donations to Good Bourbon for a Good Cause, and raised over $400,000.00 to help Team Rubicon and the local hospitality community rebuild their lives. This limited release bourbon expression took a total of 8 years split between two barrels; aged four years in white American oak and finished four years in Limousin oak casks. The meticulously crafted, highly sought-after French barrels, when toasted, offer robust flavors of flavors of woody vanilla, sweet candy cacao and white chocolate resulting in a bourbon with a creamy finish.
“Beautiful four-year-old Garrison Brothers bourbon finished in new French oak for four years…well worth the wait, enjoy!” shares Master Distiller Donnis Todd, Garrison Brothers.
Laguna Madre is named after the Texas Gulf Coast’s blue waters, inspired by the endorphin-fueled natural high one feels in one’s soul while spending a beautiful day there away from daily stresses of life. The sensuous and aromatic 101 proof sipper offers tasting notes of root beer, vanilla bean, hazelnut, saltwater taffy with a chocolatey candy finish. As cherished keepsakes, each bottle is housed in a custom-built display case and is hand-signed and numbered by Master Distiller Donnis Todd.
Laguna Madre was awarded Double Gold at the 2021 World Spirits Competition and Gold in the 2021 USA Spirits Ratings earning 90 points. It also took home Double Platinum at the 2021 ASCOT Awards and Bronze at the 2021 Melbourne International Spirits Competition.
Laguna Madre will be available at limited select bars, restaurants and retailers nationwide by the end of May 2022.