Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and for all you folks out there jonesing to get out and do something, have I got news for you! Treaty Oak Distilling and Smoke + Mash are throwing a shindig that combines three of my very favorite things: smoked meats, delicious libations, and hot rods.
On May 29th Treaty Oak Distilling Ranch is hosting an all-day BBQ expo featuring delicious offerings from ranch resident Alice’s Restaurant, six-time World Barbecue Champion pitmaster Tuffy “The Professor” Stone, third-generation North Carolina pitmaster Sam Jones , and award winning pitmaster Moe Cason. Each vendor is offering a tasting plate of excellent ‘cue that showcases their particular style and flavor profile.
Guests may purchase $5 tickets (one ticket per tasting plate of barbecue), and enjoy drinks from the bar in Alice’s Restaurant while listening to live music by the Hot Texas Swing Band, Night Cap, and Deezie Brown. The event benefits Southern Smoke, a nonprofit that provides emergency relief for people in the food and beverage community, and Tate Farms in Rockwall, Texas. Southern Smoke distributed more than $6 million dollars to 2,744 service industry people during the March 2020 – March 2021 portion of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the nonprofit has supported people and industry organizations with upwards of $8 million in donations. Tate Farms is a fourth-generation ranch whose event barn was destroyed in an April fire. Tate Farms has been raising Hereford cattle for over 50 years, selling their grass-fed and finished beef to the public.
During this event, Treaty Oak Distilling launches their new, limited-edition Red, White & Blue Single Barrel Whiskey. Whiskey connoisseurs, the Red, White & Blue will be available all day for purchase, and through July 4th or until all 210 bottles have sold. Don’t sleep on this one, or you’ll miss out. The whiskey is a three-year old Texas bourbon that was barrelled in March 2018. Bottled at 123.5 proof, Red, White & Blue Single Barrel is made with heirloom Bloody Butcher corn, white corn and Hopi blue corn, delighting the palate with roasted caramel, cinnamon and raisin flavor on the nose, smoothing out to a spicy earthiness. For each bottle sold, Treaty Oak will donate $5 to USA Cares, a national non-profit providing post-9/11 veterans and their families with emergency financial assistance.
Austin Speed Shop’s hot rod car show starts at 2pm. Anyone familiar with Austin Speed Shop knows they produce the most stylish customized cars around. This show will have a mix of cars, both completely customized, as well as ones preserved true to their time period. Expect plenty of circling around a car to take in every meticulous detail, and selfie opps, of course.
The weather should be beautiful, after our mid-month rains, and this is the perfect occasion to enjoy stellar smoked meats and liquor crafted from heirloom grains. Come eat, sip, enjoy, relax and appreciate, knowing that your good time will positively affect change in the lives of others.
- Location: Treaty Oak Distilling Ranch, 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620.
- Time: Treaty Oak Smoke + Mash runs noon – close, with the car show beginning at 2pm.
- Tickets: Free entry to Treaty Oak Ranch, $5 per BBQ sample plate, tickets available for purchase onsite. Cash bar for drinks.