Head over to Delmonico Steakhouse at the Venetian for one of the more than 530 whiskies from eight countries now on the menu at the restaurant from Emeril Lagasse. Beverage manager Max Solano just updated his Book of Whiskey, an homage to the brown liquor, adding nearly 100 to the already insanely good list.
Now diners can choose from 18 flight options as well as an eclectic list of private label single malt scotches from lesser known and harder to come by distilleries and unique single malts from Tasmania and Japan.
Some of the new whiskies on the agenda include a Macallan 40-year sherry cask bottling distilled in 1970 by Gordon & MacPhail and a few rare Longrow selections by Springbank, some of which are finished off in Madeira, Burgundy and Australian Cabernet Sauvignon casks. Also very exciting — he landed an extremely rare bottle of Jura 35-year, Vintage 1976 that is bottle No. 1 of 498 produced.
Other notables on the list include Talisker 18-year, Arran Devil's Punch Bowl, Linkwood 15-year, Tamnavulin 17-year, Craigellachie 12- and 21-year and various selections from the hard to come by Mortlach, Longmorn and Miltonduff distilleries.
And lest you forget, Delmonico Steakhouse is still the only bar in Vegas to offer the full line of Pappy van Winkle bourbons, including the 13-year rye, as well as the full line of the coveted and highly rated Antique Collection from Buffalo Trace. In fact, Solano says he can call Pappy anytime to refresh his menu. Expect new Buffalo Trace news out of Delmonico coming in August.
Also, an important note on Solano — he has his own book of whiskey-based cocktails, only available when he's behind the bar. Head there from Tuesday through Saturday at night to find him wooing customers with his concoctions.
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