Inspired by both the distillery and unique Texas cuisine
About the Event:
Sip and savor your way through five delicious courses in the outdoors under our event tent at Haven. Our staff will cater to your every need as you enjoy pours of Garrison Brothers bourbon whiskey collection with curated pairings from Chad Johnson’s menu. Inspired by both the distillery and unique Texas cuisine, this outdoor adventure is indeed BIGGER than any dinner we’ve held this year.
There will be extremely limited seating for this event. Seating requests will be accommodated when possible, however maintaining proper distancing between patrons does impact our flexibility. Please keep in mind these bourbon whiskies are bottled at high proof and prepare for safe transportation home from the event.
About the Speaker
Charlie Garrison — Whiskey Peddler
Charlie spent the first 20 years of his career building sales organizations in the wireless communications industry. As his career grew, his love for entrepreneurialism developed and he found himself working for smaller companies in bigger roles. In his final position in telecommunications he was running the sales and marketing for a wireless carrier that had networks across the country.
As his children got a little older, he decided to make a career leap and open a business in his own community. That decision led to 10+ years in the restaurant industry working alongside his wife and kids at their restaurants.
When Charlie’s brother opened the first legal whiskey distillery in his home state of Texas, the writing was on the wall. He did double-duty with his restaurants and the distillery for several years and finally jumped in full time in 2013. Since 2013 Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey has expanded from Texas to 25 states and is just getting warmed up. He has developed successful partnerships with many of the largest distributors, retailers, restaurant companies and hotel/resort companies in the nation.
Charlie has been married to his wife Julie for 25 years and has two children that are smarter, kinder and better looking than he is. Whenever he is not selling bourbon he is trying to force his wife and children to spend time with him. His current “hobby” is starting a Foundation to support a biogenetics research organization in Arizona called The Translational Genomics Institute (TGEN).
“Growing up our father always told my brother and I that we had better learn to work for ourselves because no one else would ever put up with us. Thank God he was right.” – Charlie Garrison
Garrison Bros. Small Batch
East Texas Salad – hickory smoked ribs, mirliton, cowboy caviar, pecan vinaigrette
Garrison Bros. Single Barrel
Hot Link Wellington – Bern’s beef, dirty collards, rattlesnake cheddar
Garrison Bros. Balmorhea
Barbacoa Tacos -lamb shoulder (served tableside)
Garrison Bros. The Cowboy
Coal Roasted Wagyu Brisket –foie gras baked beans, mustard seed slaw
Garrison Bros. Honeydew
Texas Toast Bread Pudding – bourbon poached pears, lemon verbena ice cream