Small batch bourbon leads the roster for Garrison Brothers (photo courtesy of the brand)

The intense climate in Hye, Texas, where the Garrison Brothers distillery sits pretty, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, lends itself to a non-traditional aging process; prolonged heat encourages the corn-to-cork bourbon to soak in every bit of seasoning from the charred American oak barrels as it rests. The result is a richly hued, caramel-forward product with notes of sweet corn, apple, toasted pecan, and autumn spice.

The company releases a new Small Batch expression ($91) every year for customers wanting to build a collection. For a wilder experience that packs some sweet heat, buckle up for a finger or two of the unfiltered 131-proof Cowboy Bourbon. There’s also the port cask-finished Guadalupe bourbon ($130), the 115-proof twice-aged Balmorhea micro whiskey ($168), and a HoneyDew whiskey ($91) infused with Texas wildflower honey.

New this year, a Payne-Mason line of cigars specifically designed to pair with Garrison Brothers products makes stocking stuffing and gift giving a no-brainer; for $19.95, the Torpedo Garrison arrives pre-infused with the company’s Small Batch bourbon.

Garrison Brothers Small Batch bourbon is easiest to find deep in the heart of the state—but hunt around. It makes gift-giving for your special Longhorn all the more fun.