August 29, 2018

Barrels of Fun! National Bourbon Month Celebrations Throughout South Florida


James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina's, modern, American steakhouse at Turnberry Isle Miami offers a timeless dining experience that accomplishes all the traditions expected of a steakhouse with whimsical twists. Make sure to stop by for Bourbon Month and enjoy their vast selection of bourbons on the menu, and for the month of September enjoy a Michters Old Fashioned for $16, or try a flight of Michters bourbon for $35 as part of their monthly bar initiative ‘Down the Hatch’. The perfect companion for any of their delectable steaks like the Japanese A5 Wagyu beef or American Wagyu and Prime cuts. The restaurant celebrates ten years of wowing diners this year with its all-natural, organic, and hormone free cuts of beef tempered in herb-infused butter, then grilled over wood to order.


Turnberry Isle Miami at 19999

West Country Club Drive in Aventura

(786) 279-6600

This eclectic, modern Italian-fusion restaurant opened its doors in the heart of the Sunny Isles Beach neighborhood in Spring 2018 boasting a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere where diners can enjoy imaginative and refined homemade Italian fare. Named after a quaint township in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Biella recalls the pure pleasure of savoring a meal down to the very last bite. The restaurant is situated in a light, airy space that marries a traditional white tablecloth aesthetic with New World elegance. In celebration of Bourbon Month, be sure to try one of Beverage Director, Hector Porras’ signature cocktails on the Smoked Drinks list. Infuse your Bourbon cocktail with smoke options including Hickory, Oak, Maple, Cherrywood, Apple, Pecan, or Mesquite. Cocktails include:

Perfect Manhattan with Hickory Smoke
Bourbon Smoked Cinnamon Stick with Apple Smoke
Wild Peach with Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon, Peach Liqueur, and Peach Foam

The 5,500-square-foot restaurant features an intimate lounge with cozy seats, low-top cocktail tables and an energized bar with plush stools and a marbleized countertop. Outdoor, bistro-style seating is also available– perfect for enjoying a bite al fresco. Biella Ristorante is located at 17082 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach. The restaurant is open for dinner from 5PM to 11PM, seven nights a week and opens for brunch and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 11PM. Self-parking is available and valet is offered nightly. Telephone: (305)-974-0174 or (305)-974-0185;


Living Room at W South Beach, the relaxed yet upscale lounge, is known for its imaginative menu, swanky décor and world-class hospitality. Bourbon drinkers can imbibe all month long with craft cocktails like Spirits and Roses, with bourbon, ginger liqueur, fresh lemon, honey, and absinthe or the popular KiwiBon with bourbon, apple cider, agave, kiwi, fresh lemon juice. All cocktails are $16. Living Room is located at 2201 Collins Avenue in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences. Open daily from 2PM to 2AM. Valet and metered street parking are available.

Living Room

(305) 938-3000

THE SPECK-TACULAR NOW - speck infused old forester, honey clove syrup, Jamaican #1
SUNSET BOULEVARD - bottled cocktail Russell’s reserve 6yr, cynar, aperol cooked for 10 hours

For those who prefer a neat pour, Macchialina’s Bourbon selection includes: Old Forester (KY); Bulleit (KY); Four Roses Small Batch (KY) and Angel’s Envy (KY). Macchialina is located at 820 Alton Road in Miami Beach. Dinner is served nightly from 6PM to 11PM.


(305) 534-2124

The Key Biscayne dining destination, Rusty Pelican, invites lovers of the brown spirit to enjoy bourbon by the bay all month long with specialty cocktails featuring Buffalo Trace. On Wednesday, September 12 from 4PM-7PM enjoy a special Bourbon Month Happy Hour with the team from Buffalo Trace featuring discounted prices and take away swag. The festivities continue with two Pappy Van Winkle 5-Course Pairing Dinners on Wednesday, September 19 and Thursday, September 20. For $250 guests can partake in a decadent evening with a seaside-inspired menu from Chef Jimmy Pastor paired with pours of 10, 12, 15 and 23-year Pappy and nightcap of sweet Buffalo Trace Cream. The Rusty Pelican is located at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Lunch and Dinner are served daily and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11AM to 11PM (bar open until midnight); Friday and Saturday from 11AM to 12AM (bar open until 1AM). Happy Hour is from 4PM to 7PM Monday through Friday. Telephone: (305) 361-3818; .

Rusty Pelican

(305) 361-3818


September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the perfect place for aficionados to celebrate. The award-winning steakhouse, bar and lounge offers two high-end tableside cocktails which highlights its commitment to superior service by offering an immersive experience to guests. For a lavish riff on a classic, the Smoked Rare Manhattan ($95) features Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Whisky, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, orange bitters, sugar cube and smoked cinnamon sticks. The cocktail is then mixed, smoked tableside and poured over an ice sphere. In addition to the tableside cocktail, Council Oak is home to a bottle of the limited-edition Pappy Van Winkle 25. Guests can sip on this exclusive pour as part of the restaurant’s One Ounce Club for $495. Fit for bourbon enthusiasts and spirits connoisseurs, the restaurant is also launching “The Ultimate Pappy Experience” flight ($375) highlighting half-ounce pours of Pappy Van Winkle’s 20-year, 23-year and 25-year varieties. Pappy Van Winkle 25 is the oldest and most expensive bourbon bottle produced by the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery. Distilled in 1989, the bourbon was stored at the Van Winkle family distillery before it was moved to the Buffalo Trace Distillery in 2002 where it continued to age for another 12 years. Council Oak is located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at One Seminole Way in Hollywood, Florida. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with live entertainment in the bar nightly.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood


Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations

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