Atura Blacktown whiskies - EDITED

A decidedly American flavour has touched down at Atura Blacktown’s Roadhouse Bar and Grill as the bar unveils their recently landed array of premium rare and collectable American Whiskey.

The new arrivals form part of a hand-picked American Whiskey selection estimated to be the largest of any Western Sydney bar. A number of the rare, limited edition whiskeys had to be purchased from overseas auctions. Others were imported specially for the bar as they are unable to be purchased outside the US.

“There are some really interesting stories behind many of our collection so they make for a good talking point as well as a great taste,” said Atura Blacktown Food and Beverage Manager Kieran Erasmuson.

“The limited edition bottles of Redemption and Noah’s Mill whiskey for example were distilled on a hillside in Kentucky by one-man-band passionate whiskey makers.

“We also have a specialty Rye Whiskey that is served in two separate nips so the guest can taste the difference between aged barrel distilling techniques. For us it is all about delivering an American Whiskey experience unlike any other.”

In addition to the great selection of bourbons, ryes and blends there are a range of American Whiskey-inspired cocktails crafted by an expert mixology team.

Those new to the American Whiskey experience are encouraged to take time to talk through the menu with the passionate staff before ordering.

“The selection is so unique and rare that we’ve spent a lot of time training our staff to be able to provide guidance on the extensive menu,” said Erasmuson.

With a design that’s equal parts urban roadhouse, industrial sports bar and top-notch whiskey bar, the Roadhouse Bar and Grill boasts an American-roadhouse inspired food menu to fit perfectly with their specialty tipples. From popcorn chicken to a perfectly cooked steak, matching food to your tipple at this temple-o’-whiskey is a cinch.

“At Atura Blacktown we’re always seeking ways to do things differently – whether it is the high-energy, designer interior, the hip staff uniforms or the uniquely different entertainment experiences like Sketch Club and Open Mic,” said Atura Blacktown General Manager, Joel Gordon.

“A specialist American whiskey bar offering at the Roadhouse Bar and Grill adds to the hotel’s experiential guest offering and we’re delighted with the addition.

“There’s nothing like it in the greater western Sydney region and we know it will be a hit with local American whiskey fans as well as Atura Blacktown hotel guests,” he said.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management