New Whiskey Menu and More at Todd English P.U.B. [Whiskey Wednesday]
While I was enjoying a flight of beers at Todd English P.U.B. last month, I noticed that they also had a significant amount of whiskies on-hand, so I asked about them. I was then furnished by the bartendress with a whiskey menu. Apparently, she said, that this was a new whiskey menu that had only just come out in the previous week or two, so the bartendress – who had not yet been briefed on it (despite having been promised by management that they would be informed about the new whiskey set-up) – was still trying to figure it out. Along with this new whiskey menu, she informed me, they also have new whiskey-tasting glasses, as well.
Todd English P.U.B., in addition to these new whiskey-tasting glasses and a new menu, also offered flights of whiskey for tasting. These flights of whiskey were so new, though, that they hadn’t even put in the flights of whiskey into their machines for ringing up their customers! (This proved to be a little frustrating, since I had wanted to substitute one bourbon for another in ordering a flight, but they did not yet know their pricing, so I had to stick with the flight that was arranged on the menu.) Most of the whiskey flights they offer are of bourbon, although they also offer a flight of Irish whiskey and of Scotch whisky.
I ordered the Small Batch Flight. I began with Blanton’s, which had a nice oakey smell to it, smooth initially on the palate, becoming spicier while on it, then leaving with a spicy, yet anise-tasting finish. Next up was Michter’s – my first time trying it – which was a touch fruitey on the nose and quite smooth hitting the palate, with spicing on the palate and on its departure. The final bourbon of the flight was Jefferson’s Reserve. On the nose, the oakeyness was more subdued than the previous two. It hit my palate with a lovely smoothness and then hit the ground running with spice, then leaving the palate with a nice amount of spice and what seemed like anise.
If you’re looking for a good selection of whiskies along the Vegas Strip, especially bourbons, then Todd English P.U.B. is definitely a place to check out!