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Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting notes and reviews

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Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Brand
Garrison Brothers
Expression
Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Age
2 years old
Abv
47.00%
Vintage
2011
Produced at
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Region
Texas
Website
www.garrisonbros.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

70
Nose
Oily herbal rye with plenty of hard, oily corn. Some feinty notes seem to hint at immaturity. With time toffee and subtle spice notes appear.
Palate
Slightly burnt toffee and corn to begin with followed by slightly spicy rye. It becomes a little bitter on the middle as the oak starts to bite.
Finish
A tad short with lingering burnt toffee and corn.
Comment
I don't think this has spent long enough in the cask to completely remove all the impurities.

Alwynne Gwilt

80
Nose
Plastic and wood glue at first – smells of a woodshop and wax crayons. Then Turkish Delight wrappers and green apple. It's very fresh, almost with a eucalyptus note.
Palate
Hay and grain, and peanut skins. Pea shoots and tarragon. Underneath, cola cubes and brown sugar. Varied and intriguing.
Finish
Becomes quite grassy and green as it goes on, gentle fruitiness and sweet popcorn.
Comment
It's very good. Bizarre at first but then you realise there is a lot of complexity if you give it time. Well balanced, I could keep going back for more.
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