Garrison Brothers Distillery’s Operation Crush COVID-19, a fundraising campaign to help American communities recover and rebuild from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, has raised $400,000 by pivoting and dedicating the release of their rarest, most exclusive, top-shelf bourbon called Laguna Madre. The funds were supported first responders nationwide as well as Texas-based hospitality nonprofit organizations.
“The mission of Good Bourbon for a Good Cause is to change the world through the power of good bourbon. The highly anticipated Laguna Madre release provided us the best tool to raise the maximum amount of money, and I’m inspired by the coalescence of our community during these uncertain times,” says Dan Garrison, founder and proprietor of Garrison Brothers Distillery.
Laguna Madre is named after the beautiful blue waters along Texas’ Gulf Coast. The ultra-premium bourbon was first aged for four years in new, white American oak barrels. It was then aged for four more years in barrels made of Limousin oak from France, which is prized for the vanilla flavor it bestows, along with sweet candy, cacao and thick, white chocolate.
As of today, 400 bottles of Laguna Madre remain. They are available for purchase for $299 each exclusively at the Garrison Brothers Distillery Gift Shop in Hye, Texas. Additional donations to Good Bourbon for a Good Cause are strongly encouraged at point of purchase.
Photography by: Courtesy of Garrison Brothers Distillery