The Little District Roadhouse aims to make over the bad boy of booze with Beasts of Bourbon
The Little District Roadhouse has a message for Metro Vancouver imbibers: keep calm and drink bourbon. Guests at the popular North Vancouver diner will be able to give the notoriously bold spirit a chance at redemption with Beasts of Bourbon, a celebration of 13 top-shelf bourbons from across the United States. Starting on Sunday, June 1, 2014, the event will feature a daily bourbon at $2 off, leading up to the weekend of June 14 & 15, 2014 when all 13 brands will be available at the feature price.
“Our mission is to change people’s fear of this sorely misunderstood spirit,” said Paul Mon-Kau, owner of The Little. “We’re out to prove that bourbon can be enjoyed by all without burnt tongues, watering eyes or next-day regret.”
Coinciding with National Bourbon Day on Saturday, June 14, and Father’s Day on Sunday, June 15, Beasts of Bourbon will wind up over the weekend with a two-day barbeque bash helmed by Mon-Kau and Dustyn Harvey, chef de cuisine for The District Restaurant Group.
“We’ll be house-smoking and serving up more than 40 pounds of classic North Carolina pulled pork, paired with premium bourbon and great company,” added Mon-Kau. “Both Dustyn and I have competed in barbeque competitions including the Bulls Eye BBQ Nationals, and we’re stoked to bring a little of that flavour and fun to the surrounding community.”
Uniting the best that the United States has to offer, featured bourbons will range from familiar names like Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam to lesser-known brands including Booker’s True Barrel Small Batch and Blanton’s Single Barrel. Meet the Beasts:
1 – Booker’s True Barrel Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
2 – Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
3 – Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey
4 – Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
5 – Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon
6 – Knob Creek 9 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon
7 – Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon
8 – Maker’s Mark 46 Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
9 – Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon Whiskey
10 – Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon
11 – Four Roses Yellow Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
12 – Hancock’s President’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
13 – Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
With a line-up like that, there’s every reason to tame the Beast – for bourbon virgins and lovers alike.