ATLANTA (September 19, 2013) – George Dickel Barrel Select Tennessee Whisky is rolling into King + Duke on Sunday, October 6. As the first restaurant in Georgia to be offered an exclusive barrel, King + Duke is hosting a party on the patio with the producer of George Dickel Whisky, Diageo, to celebrate.
“I picked this specific barrel because while it exhibits the mellow sweetness and vanilla character of George Dickel No. 12, it also has an herbaceous note to it,” said Lara Creasy, beverage consultant. “I could have chosen barrels with more of a smoky quality, but I wanted a whisky that would complement the dishes at all of the restaurants.
From 4-7 p.m., guests can sip on a flight of George Dickel whiskys and enjoy passed bites from executive chef Joe Schafer’s kitchen for $8. The flight includes whisky from King + Duke’s private barrel, George Dickel Old No. 8 and George Dickel Rye. Additionally, mixologists Eduardo Guzman of The Optimist and JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Clarke Anderson of No. 246 and Creasy have created a menu of specialty cocktails featuring the private barrel whisky. Following the event, the George Dickel Barrel Select Tennessee Whisky and specialty cocktails will also be available on each restaurant’s new fall beverage menu.
Spirit experts from Georgia Crown Distributing Company and Diageo will be on hand to discuss the whisky and answer any questions. In the event of inclement weather, the party will take place inside on the mezzanine level.
For more information or to make a reservation for dinner after the party, call 404-477-3500. King + Duke is located at 3060 Peachtree Road in Atlanta’s Buckhead area. The restaurant serves dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Valet parking is available. kinganddukeatl.com