Annual Texas Independence Day Celebration and Fundraiser Benefitting Remember the Alamo Foundation
AUSTIN, TX (February 15, 2023) – Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first and oldest legal whiskey distillery in Texas, will be hosting its annual Texas Independence Day celebration and fundraiser, Salud to the Lone Star, an all-day event open to all ages on Saturday March 4, 2023. The fun day of festivities, attended by 500 guests every year, also celebrates Garrison Brothers’ first ever bourbon release taking place on Texas Independence Day, March 2, 2010.
Salud to the Lone Star takes place in Hye, Texas at Garrison Brothers Distillery and raises funds to benefit the Remember the Alamo Foundation and its mission to preserve The Alamo and its 300-year history. The ticketed special event will feature live music, food, raffles, competitions and exhibitions.
“Each year we look forward to this event, a day where we recognize and celebrate all things Texas with our community while supporting the Remember the Alamo Foundation. We couldn’t think of a better way toast to our Lone Star state than with bourbon, food and fun in the great Texas Hill Country our distillery calls home,” shares Dan Garrison, Founder Garrison Brothers Distillery.
2022’s Salud to the Lone Star raised over $50,000 for the historical Shrine of Texas and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever. Standout activations from the 2023 Salud to the Lone Star will include:
- Lunch featured 6 classic Texas dishes from Garrison Brothers Distillery’s Chef Jack
- Bourbon and cocktails from the Garrison Brothers Distillery Whiskey Shack
- Complimentary Beer From Independence Brewing
- Complimentary Wine from Hilmy Cellars
- Live Music by Jomo & The Possum Posse (11A-1P)
- Live Music by The Patrick B Ray Trio (1P-4P)
- Armadillo Races (12-3P)
- Piccolina Italian Ice
- Bijoux Events & Designs Hat Bar Truck
- The Alamo Historical Exhibit featuring original and authentic cannons
During Salud to the Lone Star, Garrison Brothers Distillery will also release a limited edition “Remember the Alamo” Single Barrel bottles handpicked by Master Distiller Donnis Todd. Guests who attend Salud to the Lone Star will have priority access to purchase the limited-edition bottles. After the event, any remaining bottles will be available at San Antonio’s Alamo City Liquor Stores.
There 450 tickets to Salud to the Lonestar available for purchase and are first come first serve. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for Friends of the Alamo Members. Kids five and under get in for free.
Tickets and more information can be found at https://garrisonbros.com/celebratetexas.
About Garrison Brothers Distillery:
Garrison Brothers Distillery is a small farm and ranch located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country that authentically produces 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 waitlist of more than 18,000 just to volunteer on bottling days, and their Cowboy Bourbon® normally sells out within hours of its release.
Garrison Brothers is the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas history and is one of the first distilleries outside of Kentucky to produce authentic, handmade bourbon whiskey—and only bourbon whiskey.
Every expression of Garrison Brothers bourbon is made from a sweet mash bill and barrel-aged in the intense Texas climate. The extreme heat creates multiple aging seasons in a year, resulting in a darker, richer, and fuller bourbon; bolder than almost any other bourbon on the market.
Garrison Brothers’ Guadalupe was awarded Platinum at the 2022 ASCOT Awards as well as at the Monterey International Wine & Spirits Competition also taking home the 2022 Spirit of the Year. Guadalupe continued to take home Gold awards in 2022 including: San Francisco World Spirits Competition, San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge, Spirits International Prestige Awards (SIP), Denver International Spirits Competition and TAG Global Spirits Awards. At the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2021, Garrison Brothers’ Laguna Madre was awarded a Double Gold Medal along with one Silver Medal for Single Barrel and three Bronze Medals. At the Denver International Spirits Competition, Garrison Brothers won Best of Show in 2021, taking 1st place for their Cowboy Bourbon. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Balmorhea, a twice barreled bourbon, “the American Micro Whiskey of the Year” in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Garrison Brothers 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 in taking a tour of the distillery should visit garrisonbros.com or follow @garrisonbros on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo stands as a Shrine to Texas Liberty. Alamo Trust, Inc., or the Alamo, tells the story of Texas Independence as part of its rich and diverse 300-year history to over 1.6 million visitors every year and is the #1 most visited destination in the State of Texas. In 1960, the Alamo was designated a United States National Historic Landmark, and in 2015, it became part of the Lone Star State’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness living history, experience authentic artifacts, and explore an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit theAlamo.org.
About Remember the Alamo Foundation | The mission of Remember the Alamo Foundation is to provide support exclusively for the Alamo and its preservation, educational outreach, and public programs. We welcome your gift to support these programs and ensure that future generations will Remember the Alamo.
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