Here’s the latest (ahem) proof of the power behind the bourbon renaissance that is sweeping this country.
The bourbon was “hand-selected and bottled just for LongHorn (Steakhouse),” restaurant officials said.
There are three LongHorn Steakhouse locations in the Dayton area: on Miller Lane in Butler Twp., on West Dorothy Lane in Moraine, and on Towne Drive across from the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek. The restaurant chain is owned and operated by Orlando-based Darden Restaurants, which also operates Olive Garden and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen restaurants.
LongHorn Steakhouse says its guests are 42 percent more likely to drink bourbon than the average consumer.
The LongHorn Single Barrel Bourbon “was chosen for its quality and bold, smoky flavor profile,” LongHorn officials said in a release.
They described the bourbon as offering “complex layers of flavor with each smooth sip, containing palate notes of rich caramel, sweet oak, subtle smoke, warm baking spices, fig and tea leaves. ... The bourbon was cask-aged for a minimum of nine years and can be as old as 14 years.”
The LongHorn Single Barrel Reserve marks a first-of-its-kind partnership with Knob Creek, restaurant officials said. LongHorn’s beverage specialists selected an entire section of one of Knob Creek’s rackhouses, containing more than 200 individual casks distilled in bourbon country.
“Guests can order it straight, in their favorite bourbon cocktail or in the signature LongHorn Old Fashioned.”
LongHorn operates more than 500 restaurants across 41 states.