Briefly: Diageo Opens Kentucky Cocktail Bar at Stitzel-Weller

Stitzel-Weller distillery and signage.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Stitzel-Weller Distillery will open a Garden & Gun Club themed cocktail bar. The magazine-inspired bar is located on the second floor of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, and offers food and drink along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

“There is no better place for this club – with its distinctively southern atmosphere that mixes old with new – than on the grounds of this historically significant distillery that also welcomes a new generation to the art of bourbon making,” said Steve Rust, president at Diageo, owner of the brands present at the distillery.

The Garden & Gun Club’s food menu was designed by executive chef Ann Kim.  Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935 and reopened to the public in 2014, brands include Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and I.W. Harper Bourbon.

The Blade and Bow-infused cocktail menu features drinks like the Old Fashioned, New Fashioned, Paper Plane, Manhattan, and Bourbon Bloody Mary.

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan’s whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Casamigos, DeLeon and Don Julio tequilas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Tanqueray and Guinness.

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