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Garrison Brothers & Truluck's Team Up to Preserve Balmorhea Pool



Garrison Brothers and Truluck’s Team Up To Preserve Balmorhea Pool

Proceeds from bourbon-paired dinner series will rebuild, beautify and preserve West Texas treasure

AUSTIN, TEXAS July 6, 2018 — Garrison Brothers Distillery the first legal bourbon whiskey distillery in Texas, announced today its partnership with Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House locations across Texas to host a series of bourbon dinners benefitting West Texas’ treasured Balmorhea State Park. Each of the four-course dinners will feature Garrison Brothers’ award-winning small-batch bourbon paired with chef-selected dishes.

Before closing indefinitely in May 2018, Balmorhea State Park and its iconic spring-fed pool brought joy to generations of residents and visitors alike for nearly 50 years, since it opened in 1968.

When Garrison Brothers and Truluck’s learned of the state park’s unfortunate closure, both Texas-born companies resolved to do something about it. After a highly successful series of fundraising pool parties called Balmorhea Blue, Garrison Brothers connected with Truluck’s to make an impact in the way that they both know best: a delicious, unique bourbon pairing dinner.

“My wife and I have been dining at Truluck’s for years, but now that I’ve met the owners and their talented management team and witnessed their dedication to philanthropy firsthand, I’m even more impressed,” said Dan Garrison, founder of Garrison Brothers Distillery. “Good bourbon, delicious seafood, and a worthwhile cause. It’s a great partnership.”

The bourbon dinners will take place at Truluck’s locations in Austin (Arboretum), Austin (Downtown), Dallas, Houston, Southlake, and The Woodlands. Each of the dinners will include an exclusive cocktail reception where patrons can enjoy a bourbon tasting while they meet the people behind Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Dan Garrison will be at the first three events.

“We are elated to be working with Garrison Brothers, both as a customer and a partner in helping preserve Balmorhea State Park,” said Dave Tripoli, Chief Operating Officer at Truluck’s. “Not only are both our guests and staff Garrison Brothers devotees, but we also share their Texas heritage and deeply held commitment to giving back. This partnership is a perfect fit.”

Tickets are now available for all six Garrison Brothers bourbon dinners at Truluck’s.

Austin (Downtown): Friday, July 13, 6-10pm

Southlake: Friday, July 20, 6-10pm

Dallas: Friday, August 10, 6-10pm

Houston: Friday, August 24, 6-10pm

The Woodlands: Friday, September 14, 6-10pm

Austin (Arboretum): Friday, October 12, 6-10pm


ABOUT GARRISON BROTHERS DISTILLERY

Garrison Brothers Distillery™ is a small farm and ranch located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, which happens to also authentically produce straight bourbon whiskey. Garrison Brothers introduced the first bourbon whiskey legally made in Texas in 2010 and has since developed a rabid fan base. They currently have a waiting list of more than 10,000 just to volunteer on bottling days, and their Cowboy Bourbon sells out within hours of its release. Garrison Brothers is the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas history and is one of the first distilleries in America outside of Kentucky to produce authentic, handmade bourbon whiskey and only bourbon whiskey. The business was founded in 2006.

At the American Craft Spirit Awards in 2018, they were awarded a gold medal for their Single Barrel Bourbon, silver medal for their 2016 Vintage Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey and another silver for their Balmorhea Double Barrel Bourbon Whiskey. Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible has named Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon™  "the American Micro Whiskey of the Year" in 2014 and again in 2017. Last year, the distillery was voted the Best Craft Whiskey Distillery in America by readers of USA Today.

The business is a proud and active member of the communities of Blanco, Fredericksburg, Hye, Johnson City, and Stonewall. The distillery and its barrel barns are open to the public for tours in Hye, Texas. Anyone interested in learning more about Garrison Brothers bourbon or tours of the distillery should visit garrisonbros.com or follow @garrisonbros on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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