Inspired by both the distillery and unique Texas cuisine
About the Event:
By popular demand, Charlie Garrison is back. Join us under the stars at Haven as we enjoy Award Winning, Garrison Brothers Texas Whiskey. We will be featuring some Garrison Bros. rare whiskeys that will be paired with 5 courses by Chef Chad Johnson and Chef de Cuisine, Martin DeJesus’ twist on Texas BBQ.
~this will not be a socially distanced dinner~
(seats will be sold in groups of two and attendees seated at community tables)
Please note: Due to the format of this dinner; allergies and dietary substitutions cannot be accommodated.
*menu and speaker subject to change without notice*
Please keep in mind these whiskeys are bottled at high proof and prepare for your safe transportation home from the event.
All sales are final and this tented event will take place rain or shine.
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
Stone Crab – vinegar slaw, cornbread, smoked honey butter
Garrison Bros. Balmorhea
Foie Gras Hot Link – charred cactus, melon, black sesame, sweet hot mustard
Garrison Bros. Single Barrel
Goat Barbacoa – stewed masa, guajillo pepper, pumpkin broth
Garrison Bros. Guadalupe Port Cask
Better than Texas? – 76 hour wagyu brisket, hominy, turnip greens, fig bbq
“This might be better than back home” – Charlie Garrison 2020
Garrison Bros. Cowboy
Pecan Pie – roasted stone fruit, ancho caramel, buttermilk ice cream