Las Vegas’ Casa Fuente First Bar in North America to Own Private Barrel of Asian Whisky
LAS VEGAS –Casa Fuente, Las Vegas’ premier cigar lounge, has made history by being the first drinking establishment in the North American market to currently own a private barrel of Asian whisky. Working with Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, Casa Fuente embarked into uncharted territory and secured a barrel of KAVALAN Taiwanese Whisky which will be sold at Casa Fuente beginning October 10, 2015.
KAVALAN, which was voted World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards and named Tasting Panel Magazine Distillery of the Year at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, is a premium spirit and has received record accolades for being a distillery for only a decade.
“We’re always in the market to offer our guests unique and special experiences so when the opportunity to be the first in the United States to purchase a barrel of the world’s number one whisky, it was a no brainer,” said Michael Frey, proprietor of Casa Fuente. “KAVALAN has quickly become one of the most highly regarded whisky distillers in the world and we’re excited to have partnered with them for this momentous occasion.”
Casa Fuente will have 489 bottles of the hand selected and bottled Asian whisky made available for purchase, all individually numbered for a price of $165.00 per bottle. The whisky which matured in an aged Spanish Oloroso Sherry Cask for five years and seven months is 56.3% proof and is a very robust whisky that pairs well with Arturo Fuente cigars.
“We’re extremely proud to be aligned with Casa Fuente in making this amazing feat possible,” said Max Solano, Beverage Program Specialist & Spirits Educator of Southern Wine & Spirits Nevada. “KAVALAN is a sensational whisky taking the world by storm and rivaling the world’s best single malt producers. By making this happen, we’re opening the door for other Asian distilleries to follow suit with private barrel offerings and the Western market to capitalize in purchasing these amazing gems.” Solano also serves as a spirits judge at the New York World & Wine Spirits competition, as well as the coveted San Francisco World Spirits competition.
Casa Fuente recently added over 50 new whiskies to its premium spirits offerings to a list that now provides patrons with over 100 selections to choose from. In addition to the barrel of KAVALAN, Casa Fuente recently purchased its third barrel of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Whiskey as part of the Casa Fuente Spirits Collection which was created to commemorate 10 years of the world renowned cigar haven on the Las Vegas Strip.