“[…] At the time, the industry was more rivalrous than friendly and was dominated by the big, swaggering personalities of Garrison Brothers founder Dan Garrison and Balcones founder Chip Tate, each of whom had ambitions to conquer the world with his products, not someone else’s. Tate wrote about wanting to create whiskeys that captured Texas’s ‘maverick tendencies, its climate, its restrictions and its freedoms, and its fierce notions of independence,’ and he was lionized as a visionary in the whiskey press, which compared him to Steve Jobs and Michelangelo.”

Texas Monthly, October 2019