This magnificent Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is bold but majestically-crafted, having been aged four years in new American white oak barrels, then transferred to a second new American white oak barrel, and aged for one year. Simply put, Balmorhea is bourbon candy in a bottle.
Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Bourbon Whiskey
About 40 miles south of Pecos, Texas, there’s a little swimming hole called Balmorhea where I took my kids when they were young. The park’s name comes from four men’s surnames: E.D. Balcom, H.R. Morrow, John, and Joe Rhea. These men formed an irrigation company in the area in the early 20th century.
It’s rumored that big game hunters may have gathered at the springs in the Balmorhea area 11,000 years ago. Native Americans also swam the springs before the sadistic Spanish explorers came to the area. In 1849, the springs were known as Mescalero Springs, after the Mescalero Apache who watered their horses here.
To see the water flowing up from the underground spring into the canals is mesmerizing, undeniable evidence that God exists. Today, many are concerned that fracking could hurt the water quality or otherwise damage this beautiful child of Mother Nature.
Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Bourbon candy: frozen fudgesicle bars, amaretto coffee, sticky buns, and pecan brittle. Thick, white chocolate syrup.
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