Saturday, March 26, 2011
Las Vegas Distillery Starts It's Stills
The Distillery has 111 of small casks made by a Minnesota cooperage known as Black Swan, which are for sale for $777. This is similar to what Glenglassaugh is doing with its cask offering, but with a few marketing twists. For more information, contact the distillery. The distillery offers tours, but it is very challenging for some taxi drivers, so it is wise to phone first and rent a car.
Plans are for eventually distilling multi-grain aged spirit, like the Tuthilltown Distillery, but expect Las Vegas Distillery to first cater to The Strip. To do so, it will produce vodka, gin, and network with bars to provide products that mixologists are anxious to see locally produced. George is open to many alternatives, even the use of non-traditional, yet indigenous products that can be infused during the distilling process.
I wish George luck and consider myself fortunate to have visited him at the distillery's infancy. His positive attitude suggests that he will continue to persist in the trade. George's motto is "Follow your heart and raise your spirit." Let's hope that his product is good enough to put Las Vegas Distillery on the map and his bottles on shelves nearer to you.
Posted by lafew at 8:30 PM