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September 10, 2012

St. Regis Atlanta Hits the Bottle with Woodford Reserve

The famed Kentucky bourbon distillery creates a proprietary blend for the 5-star hotel

By Nancy Staab

It’s a month of specialty bourbon tastings, cocktails, bites, bourbon macarons and bourbon-themed hotel packages through Sept. 30 at the St. Regis Atlanta

The St. Regis Atlanta  Wine Bar The St. Regis Atlanta Wine Bar

In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, The St. Regis Atlanta is releasing its third craft bourbon, St. Regis Special Selection 3.0.,developed in collaboration with Woodford Reserve Distillery. The bourbon features smoky and woody flavors with a hint of nutmeg on the palate. And the only way you can sample it is at the St Regis property or, by booking the Special Selection Stay package for a night in a Superior Room with a complimentary bottle of the bespoke bourbon to take home (or drink on the premises if you like!)  

St. Regis Special Selection 3.0 Bourbon by Woodford Reserve St. Regis Special Selection 3.0 Bourbon by Woodford Reserve

In addition, the St. Regis bar will offer an array of bourbon-based Selection 3.0 cocktails, including a Peach Julep and what they are calling an “Elite Manhattan.” Even the bar bites have been devised to pair with the St. Regis bourbon, such as pimento cheese fondue with sea salted crusted soft pretzel “cigars” or smoked brisket sliders with crispy Vidalia onion, Sweet Grass dairy cheese, and Woodford Reserve BBQ sauce.  

Bourbon lovers with a sweet tooth should take advantage of weekly bourbon tastings paired with unique chocolates in The Wine Room, $65 per person on Thursday evenings at 6PM. And if that fails, spring for the specialty bourbon macarons available at the weekly bourbon tastings or order them to go at the Paces 88 hostess stand. Macarons-a-Porter will be offered in the seasonal Woodford Reserve macaron with burnt sugar filling flavor.  Available through September 30 and made to order with 24 hours advance notice, the delectable treats are $18 for a wrapped box of a dozen.

Rates for the Special Selection Stay, which includes a bottle of The St. Regis Special Selection 3.0 and one night in a Superior Room at The St. Regis Atlanta, start at $599 per night.  The package is available throughout September on Friday and Saturday nights, and includes complimentary valet parking.  Rate code is BOURBON.

For more info: 404.563.7910 or  www.stregisatlanta.com.