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Where to drink during Bourbon Heritage Month in Las Vegas

Where to drink during Bourbon Heritage Month
Posted at 2:43 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 09:42:43-04

September is Bourbon Heritage Month and there's not a better place than Las Vegas to celebrate.

The Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace is offering special flights from some of the country's finest producers of bourbon throughout the month. The flights include:

Jack Daniel’s Flight ($95): Jack Daniel's No. 7, Gentlemen Jack, Single Barrel, Sinatra, Sinatra Century
Jefferson’s Barrel Selection ($45):  Jefferson's Reserve, Ocean, Groth Cask Finish
Bourbon Trail Experience ($35): Four Roses Yellow Label, Bulleit Bourbon, Maker's Mark, Wild Turkey 101

The bar, which was recently named one of Playboy's Top Bars of 2016, will also host complimentary tastings throughout the month where guests can sample pours of America’s native spirit, and learn more through tasting sessions with brand ambassadors from notable brands like Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Bulleit and Jack Daniel’s.

The first tasting (Old Forester) will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 9.

Other tastings:

The 1893 Residency Happy Hour with demonstration by celebrity mixologist Rob Floyd
Sept. 10
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Woodford Reserve
Sept. 17
3-6 p.m.
Sept. 24
3-6 p.m.
Jack Daniel’s
Sept. 30
3-6 p.m.

Yardbird Las Vegas is celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month with a special infused bourbon flight. Each flight features four one-ounce pours of hand-crafted bourbons. Bourbon flavors include bacon, apple spice, honey orange and salted maple. The flights cost $25 each and are available in the bar, lounge and main dining room of Yardbird at The Venetian. 

Michael Mina PUB 1842 at MGM Grand is offering bourbon-center specials including the Bourbon BBQ Chicken Sandwich and "Bourbon Your Way" beverages throughout the month.

The Autumn Rose drink at Buddy V's Ristorante inside The Venetian is made with Four Roses bourbon, ancho reyes chili liqueur, cinnamon-spiced simple syrup, rhubarb bitters and cinnamon. It is served in a glass rimmed with sugar. And the Masala at The Venetian's Del Monico Steakhouse is made with Elijah Craig small-batch bourbon, masala chai tea syrup and star anise.

Or, enjoy a boozy shake at B&B Burger & Beer's picturesque patio. The Bourbon Cherry shake is made with vanilla gelato, bourbon and Amarena cherry.

If the month is only half over and you are still in the mood to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month, here are some other great drinks in the Las Vegas valley.

The Lion's Tail at Emeril's New Orleans Fish House is made with Buffalo Trace bourbon, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, freshly-squeezed lime juice and Angostura bitters. Or, try the Autumn Pomme with Buffalo Trace bourbon and freshly-pressed apple cider; Fish House Bourbon Smash; or the Brown N' Down made with bourbon, sweet vermouth and blood orange juice.

RxBoiler Room inside the Mandalay Shoppes offers the Pizzazzara made with 46-day aged High West bourbon, barrel-aged Kubler absinthe, Pierre Ferrand dry orange curacao, clove Gomme syrup, barrel-aged bitters and Peychaud's bitters. 

The Aficionado at Davidoff Cigar Bar is made with Four Roses single barrel and smoked honey tea syrup Cost is $14 per drink.

Oak & Ivy in the Downtown Container Park has some great bourbon and bourbon-based drinks too. The Angel's Envy Manhattan is made with Angel's Envy bourbon and Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth. The Boulevardier is made with Russell's Reserve 10 Year Bourbon, Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth and Campari. 

Or, if you are looking for places that have a large selection of bourbon, here are a few good choices:

Franklin at Delano Las Vegas has got you covered if you are looking for bourbon. They stock Angel's Envy, Basil Hayden's, Bulleit, Knob Creek small batch, Baker's, Booker's, Jefferson's Reserve, Blanton's Single Barrel, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare single barrel and more. Franklin also offers mini-barrels of Franklin's cocktail Comfortably Numb made with their exclusive Woodford Reserved Double-oaked Bourbon and Giffard Vanille & Coffee Bean-Infused Carpano.

The Bourbon Room at The Venetian offers more than 60 kinds of bourbons including Angel Share Reserve, Knob Creek, Jack Daniels or Bernheim, which was made specifically and exclusively for the Bourbon Room.

1923 Bourbon Bar also offers Angel's Envy, Basil Hayden's, bastille, Bookers, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Elijah Craig, Knob Creek, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve and more.

If you are with a restaurant or bar that is celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month, let us know. Send an email to joyce.lupiani@ktnv.com.