The age of craft spirits is hitting new heights in the shadows of the east's tallest peak with the introduction of the Mount Washington Woodford Reserve Bourbon at Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, N.H. Fashioned for full flavor by Woodford Reserve distillery in Versailles, Ky., the small batch bourbon whiskey is palate-pleasing, maintaining equally bold and complex flavors.
"American spirits are experiencing a renaissance with micro distilleries popping up across the country," said Rich Wood, beverage manager at Omni Mount Washington Resort. "The idea for the Mount Washington blend was to create an excellent bourbon whiskey that guests couldn't experience anywhere else."
Wood has been deeply involved in creating the resort's custom bourbon whiskey, and visited Kentucky for a week to sample barrels from Woodford Reserve, one of the oldest distilleries in the Bluegrass State. Wood met with Master Distiller Chris Morris, who led him through the brewing process before blending whiskeys from eight barrels to sample. Eventually, they settled on two barrels - one malty, the other with notes of sweet chocolate and saltiness.
Three months later, 180 bottles of Mount Washington Woodford Reserve Bourbon arrived at Omni Mount Washington Resort. Inside each bottle is a distinctive bourbon whiskey of amber brown color with golden hues, aromas of malt and vanilla up front with sweet chocolate notes. The 90-proof spirit goes down smooth, with a lingering finish of sea salt caramel on the palate. It's a great base for a Manhattan, and also perfect sipped neat or on the rocks allowing the complex flavor profile to develop.
Mount Washington Woodford Reserve Bourbon is available by the glass or in cocktails at the Princess Room at Omni Mount Washington Resort, while supplies last.
For more information about the resort, special packages and events, or to make lodging reservations, please call 1-800-The-Omni or go to omnihotels.com/mountwashington. Rates begin at $249, per night.
About Omni Mount Washington Resort
The Omni Mount Washington Resort is an all-season resort destination in New Hampshire located at the base of Mount Washington and surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. In September 2009, Omni Hotels began management of the property, which is home to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, site of the International Monetary Conference of 1944, and Bretton Woods, New Hampshire's largest ski area. Recent renovations unveiled a restored 18-hole Mount Washington Golf Course, 25,000-square-foot The Spa, 20,000-square-foot Conference Center, outdoor pool complex and renovated guestrooms, lobby and public spaces. The Bretton Woods Canopy Tour was also added to the resort's list of amenities, which includes top-rated Alpine and Nordic skiing, 27 holes of championship golf and a full slate of additional seasonal activities. A variety of lodging, dining and activities is offered year-round, along with many traditional and cultural events. For more information, guests can call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omnihotels.com/mountwashington.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guest on "A Total Departure" to 50 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. Earlier this year, Omni's loyalty program was further expanded with the launch of the GHA Discovery® loyalty program expanding numerous benefits on a worldwide basis as a member of the Global Hotel Alliance. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and leading media outlets. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit www.omnihotels.com
or call 1-800-The-Omni.