Owners of Flute & Dram, Ruby’s Elixir, Central Cigars, and Gratzzi Collaborate with Buffalo Trace Distillery for Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon Selection
Tampa Bay, FLA (February 27th, 2020) – St. Petersburg’s rich food and beverage culture just gained a new bourbon courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Buffalo Trace Bourbon is aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world and is only made with the finest corn, rye and barley malt. Buffalo Trace was also named Whisky Magazine’s 2020 Distiller Of The Year. The bourbon was chosen by St. Petersburg locals, Greg Haddad and Tony Mangiafico of St. Pete’s Flute & Dram. The bourbon’s name, “Fool’s Gold” was coined by Greg, Tony, and their group of friends dubbed “The Fools”. After sampling multiple barrels, they selected only the best as their ‘gold’ standard.
Fool’s Gold is a single-barrel bourbon, meaning it isn’t blended into batches from multiple barrels. While blending and batching methods are used to ensure a uniform flavor profile from bottle to bottle, Fool’s Gold is an entirely unique flavor and bottled at a higher proof when compared to other Buffalo Trace Bourbon, making it rich and complex, with hints of vanilla, toffee, and candied fruit as a result of the New Oak barrel stored in century old warehouses until peak maturity. Each glass finishes with an unmatched smoothness that lingers on the palate leaving it in a category of its own in terms of flavor profile. With a bourbon this special, availability is limited!
Patrons can experience the taste of this whiskey for themselves at Flute & Dram, Ruby’s Elixir, Central Cigars, and Gratzzi, anytime now while supplies last for $12 a pour.
BUFFALO TRACE: For over 200 years, the Frankfort, Kentucky-based distillery has been defined by its detailed dedication to creating only the finest spirits. From start-to-finish, Buffalo Trace Distillery crafts spirits with bold flavors and aromas that are recognizable world wide. Buffalo Trace Distillery is also the oldest continuously-operating distillery in the United States. The distillery offers visits and tours at its home in Kentucky at 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/
FLUTE AND DRAM: Flûte & Dram welcomes discerning champagne lovers and caviar aficionados with our extensive collection of deluxe caviars, fine champagnes and rare spirits to delight your palate. We are conveniently located on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg.
Flûte refers to the classic champagne glass, and Dram is a Scottish derived word that refers to a shot of whisky. The name and concept was inspired by a champagne bar in New York City, but with a Florida flair! Within 2400 square feet, Flûte & Dram carries the largest selection of champagne per square foot in St. Petersburg, and the collection of both champagne and spirits are beautifully displayed. In addition, you will find an incredible selection of whiskey at Flûte & Dram. There are 200-250 different varieties, including Japanese, Scotch, Irish, Rye, and American. Bourbon is the biggest seller here, and Flûte & Dram carries true Kentucky Bourbon. Flute & Dram is open Monday through Thursday from 4pm to midnight, Fridays from 4pm to 2am, Saturdays from 12pm to 2am, and Sundays from 12pm to midnight. 727-350-5657. Flute & Dram is located at 234 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.www.flutendram.com
RUBY’S ELIXIR: Ruby’s Elixir is one of downtown St. Petersburg’s premier live music lounges that hosts the Tampa Bay Area’s most popular music acts seven nights a week. Ruby’s has an extensive collection of premium spirits, beer, and wine. The bar is located at 15 3rd St N. St. Petersburg, FL 33701. https://www.rubyselixir.com/
CENTRAL CIGARS: Central Cigars has had the largest selection of cigars in St. Petersburg since 1997. This premier cigar bar offers guests a place to enjoy premium cigars while enjoying a cocktail at this one of a kind establishment. Central Cigars is located at 273 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. https://www.centralcigars.com/
GRATZZI: Voted the best Italian restaurant in St. Petersburg, Gratzzi Italian Grille is a family owned and operated neighborhood Italian restaurant located in the heart of Downtown St. Pete. The restaurant offers fine dining with a family atmosphere and a passion for making every guest feel at home. Gratzzi offers an array of Italian cuisine from lunchtime classics like paninis and insalatas to gourmet dinners offering steak and seafood. Gratzzi is located at 211 2nd St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. http://gratzzigrille.com/
EVOLVE & CO: Evolve & Co is a full-service advertising agency located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The company is a collective of brand strategists and creatives, specializing in the lifestyle vertical. The firm is located at 475 Central Avenue Suite M7, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. www.evolveandco.com