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Garrison Brothers Guadalupe Bourbon

SKU 110cb667db68 Categories Whiskey, Bourbon, Spirits Tags Straight Bourbon, American oak, Garrison Brothers


750ml, bottle

Garrison Brothers Guadalupe Bourbon is a unique and sophisticated expression from the Texas Hill Country. This straight bourbon is aged for at least four years in toasted and charred American oak barrels before receiving an additional two years of finishing in tawny port casks imported from Portugal. This results in a bold and flavorful bourbon with a captivating sweetness and hint of fruitiness.



Initial Impression: Look for a bold and inviting bouquet with prominent notes of vanilla extract and hints of caramel. These sweet notes are likely courtesy of the initial aging in charred American oak barrels. As you delve deeper, expect a hint of spice to emerge, possibly cinnamon or nutmeg, adding a touch of complexity.

Deeper Sniffs: This is where the port cask influence starts to reveal itself. Hints of dark fruit like ripe plum or even raisin might appear, adding a surprising sweetness and depth. Depending on the specific cask used, a touch of chocolate could also be present, hinting at the port’s influence. Some enthusiasts detect a subtle floral note or even a hint of baking bread, a reminder of the underlying grain used in the bourbon.


First Sip: The rich and full-bodied character fills your mouth with a satisfying weight. The 107 proof (53.5% ABV) delivers a noticeable warmth that complements the bolder flavors. The sweetness from the aroma translates onto the palate, with vanilla and caramel taking center stage. Hints of brown sugar or honey might also emerge, influenced by the oak maturation.

Midpalate: As the bourbon opens up, the unexpected delight of the port cask finish becomes more prominent. Expect a burst of dark fruit flavors alongside the initial sweetness. The specific fruit notes can vary depending on the cask, but it often leans towards ripe plum or raisin. The touch of spice from the aroma becomes more pronounced, adding complexity. The oak influence might reveal itself with a subtle dryness, but it shouldn’t overpower the other flavors.


Lingering Flavors: The sweetness fades gradually, leaving a pleasant warmth and a lingering oaky dryness on the palate. Hints of dark fruit like plum or raisin linger alongside a subtle vanilla note and a touch of spice. The overall finish is long and satisfying, showcasing the interplay between the classic bourbon maturation and the unique port cask influence.

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United States




Garrison Brothers


750ml, bottle


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