It’s good to have friends who live near Hye, TX… thanks to Facebook for making it happen (I wrote this pre-BSM crackdown…).
This one is a special release, 3yr Texas Bourbon, finished in port wine barrels. 107 proof.
Nice dark color as all the Garrison Bros bourbons do… Burned brown sugar, cinnamon stick, ginger snaps, graham crackers, with just the hint of port in the background.
Easy down for Garrison, smooth finish, long and enjoyable. I think some people may love this one the best, as it’s probably the most approachable Garrison Brothers I’ve ever had… but at the same time it’s missing some of the sharper edges and dust that I’ve come to love and expect from Garrison. It’s another excellent release but I think the finish has removed some of the terroir of Hye. 94/100.