BALMORHEA, Texas — The Balmorhea State Park Pool has seen its share of issues, having been closed down for repairs in 2018 and reopening in March 2019, only to close again for further repairs.
However, the community is not giving up on the park and some people have particularly creative ways of helping the park out.
Garrison Brothers is the first corn-to-cork bourbon distillery outside of Kentucky and the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas.
The Garrison family and staff founded Good Bourbon for a Good Cause in 2018, with the first donation of $30,000 going to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. These funds came from the sales of Balmorhea, a twice-barreled bourbon named after the park, as well as bourbon tasting classes, pairing dinners and more.
The money was specifically earmarked for restoration, preservation and landscaping of Bahlmorhea State Park as well as its pool.
Balmorhea will be available across 26 states as of May 13. $5 of every purchase will go to the preservation efforts.