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For the very first time in London diners are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving the authentic Texan way at A Very Texan Thanksgiving.
Garrison Brothers bourbon has partnered with Texas Joe’s restaurant to showcase ‘the Texan way’ of slow-smoking turkey, chipotle glazing vegetables, adding jalapeños to cornbread and Texan-measures of bourbon. True to the tradition of celebrating ‘fall bounty’ the single priced menu of £40 per person is ‘all-you-can-eat’ including two Texas-sized shots of Garrison Brothers.
The Hill Country Howdy with Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon is a delicious peach and peppercorn cocktail and the mix will be served separately to the bourbon so guests can choose to make the cocktail, try each individually or do both. Following the meal diners will be served a digestif of award-winning Garrison Brothers Straight Bourbon. Dishes in the menu are Smoked Turkey with Gravy, Bone Marrow Mash, Smoked Creamed Corn, Chipotle-Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Poblano Chorizo Cornbread Dressing and Pumpkin Pie.
Garrison Brothers is not only the first and oldest family-run distillery in Texas it is also the first to bring organic bourbon to the UK. Each wax sealed bottle is hand-signed and their Straight bourbon was named US Micro Whisky of The Year 2016 in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible for the second year running. The bourbon has a kick (but no burn) with hints of butterscotch and caramel that pair wonderfully with the slow-smoke of Texas Joe’s.
Please see below the image for further information about Garrison Brothers, Texas Joe’s and full event details.
If you would like further information on Texas Joes or Garrison Brothersplease do not hesitate to contact Krista Booker
A Very Texan Thanksgiving
Date: Thursday November 24th
Time: Dinner will be served in one sitting (7pm until 9pm) unless demand requires a second sitting (9.15pm until late).
Location: Texas Joe’s, 8-9 Snowfields, SE1 3SU
About Garrison Brothers
What makes Garrison Brothers special?
– It is extremely rare to find in London
– Sweet mash is used instead of sour mash meaning fresh organic grain is used every time. It’s a home-made sweet mash that is gently copper distilled once so you can taste the flavour of the grain. The reason for using the sweet mash is clearly explained by Dan Garrison: “If you were going to make the freshest coffee possible, you would not reuse the coffee grounds from yesterday’s batch, would you? That is what the sour mash process is: re-using your grain to save money. Kentuckians are a cheap lot!”.
– The heat in Texas creates more angel share losses and has resulted in a more concentrated and pure taste, which is what makes it taste so different from regular Bourbons. The caramel is intensified; a 3yr old Bourbon can only be compared to 6yr old Whisky.
About Texas Joe’s
Texas Joe’s Slow Smoked Meats bring the spirit of Texas to Bermondsey and feature traditional BBQ meats done ‘the Texan way’, plus a separate honky-tonk bar complete with jukebox, whisky, and tequila. The menu is strictly a Texas affair with traditional meats and cuts prepared simply with a heavy dose of smoke, salt and pepper. Meats are slow smoked over English oak from London Log Company in a custom 500-pound capacity rotisserie which has been painted in the colours of the University of Texas in Austin and nicknamed BEVO.