Several of the most enduring cocktails ever created were inspired in bars nestled in some of America’s most beautiful and historic hotels -- like this one. The base of these cocktails is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive traditions, whiskey. As Europeans immigrated to our country; they brought with them their skill in distilling grain into beer and malt liquor. These farmers, statesmen and businessmen soon discovered that barley and rye was too expensive to ship overseas and somewhat difficult to grow in the south. They also discovered thousands of uses for our native grain, corn, namely that it made delicious whiskey when expertly crafted. Over the years, these patriots, young and old, drafted rules governing their special spirit’s production methods while still allowing creativity and distinction between each distiller’s craft. It is with all of this rich history in mind that Southern Art imagined the Bourbon Bar.

AuthorTunc Kip