American author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s toast was the best, “Here’s to alcohol, the rose-colored glasses of life.”
When Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach wanted to makeover its tableside whiskey tipples in commemoration of National Bourbon Day on Thursday, June 14, it looked north to Knob Creek, the gold standard in small batch bourbon whiskeys. Galley sourced one of Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserves, a top-shelf bourbon aged naturally in new, charred American white oak barrels for nine years then bottled at 120 proof, or 60% alcohol volume. The result is the perfect, no-annulment-needed marriage of sweet, nutty notes and bold vanilla and caramel aromas that concludes with a long, full finish.
Below are more details about Galley’s duo of bibulous cocktails (both $14):
Whiskey Smash: Bourbon aficionados will love this citrusy cousin of the Mint Julep, which features Knob Creek bourbon, fresh berries, Angostura bitters, and sugar. It pairs perfectly with Hawaiian t-shirts, string bikinis, and sizzling sunsets.
Smoked Old Fashioned: Mixed with Knob Creek bourbon, house bitters, orange bitters, and Demerara sugar, this Kentucky-inspired cocktail turns heads when it’s covered with a brandy glass and smoked with wood chips before serving.
These sips are so delicious they should come with an “impossible-to-drink-just-one” warning. With that said, please consume alcoholic beverages responsibly.
Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach is located at 600 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach. For more information, visit opentable.com/r/galley-hilton-west-palm-beach or call (561) 231-6000.
Galley at Hilton West Palm Beach is located at 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight (Bar), and 5-10 p.m. (Dinner); Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. (Bar), and 5-11 p.m. (Dinner); and Sunday, 4 p.m.-midnight (Bar), and 5-10 p.m. (Dinner).