Garrison Brothers Announces 2023 Cowboy Bourbon Release


August 23, 2023

Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon 2023 bottle

Garrison Brothers will release the 2023 Cowboy Bourbon on Saturday, Sept. 23, at its annual distillery event in Hye, Texas.

This year’s uncut, unfiltered, cask-strength release clocks in at 140.9 proof and yielded 9,600 bottles. The first 1,000 bottles will be claimed by fans at the distillery, while the remaining 8,600 bottles will be available across the country by the first week of October.  

Cowboy Bourbon is Garrison Brothers’ most elite expression, offering a true taste of Texas terroir. The release comes from what Master Distiller Donnis Todd calls his “piggy bank” of barrels that are just too flavorful on first taste to bottle. He patiently saves and collects these specific barrels as he finds them during his daily, monthly and yearly taste tests, if he deems them of having Cowboy Bourbon potential.

Years later, he takes these barrels out of the already incredibly harsh Texas climate in which they are aging and puts them to the ultimate test: more Texas heat. The already incredibly high-proof barrels continue to age, with some ending up completely empty. Those that remain are collected and married together to make the legendary Cowboy Bourbon® bottled at cask-strength, uncut and unfiltered. Every barrel used in this year’s release was at least six years old.

“It holds true even at 140.9, I truly believe the flavor overpowers the proof,” Todd said in a news release.  

The suggested retail price of Cowboy Bourbon is $249.99. While it sells out quickly it can be found at liquor retailers and bars nationwide beginning October 1, 2023. Each bottle is hand-signed and numbered by Todd and comes housed in a rugged, custom-built gift box lined with a satin pillow.  

Garrison Brothers Distillery is a small farm and ranch located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country that produces straight bourbon whiskey. For more information about Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon, visit