Visitors to Beam's American Stillhouse in Clermont can now get a little barbecue with their bourbon. Fred's Smokehouse, a counter-service cafe on the distillery's grounds, officially opened last week.
Named for Fred Noe, Jim Beam's seventh-generation master distiller, the smokehouse features bourbon-inspired fare, such as Devil's Cut pulled pork barbecue on a brioche bun, Aunt Mimi's bourbon baked beans and a signature homemade chocolate bourbon pie with Graeter's Jim Beam Bourbon ice cream.
Callahan's of Louisville caters the restaurant and its menu; prices range from $1.49 to $8.99.
"What an honor," Noe said in a news release. "Not only does the distillery's first cafe bear my name, but Fred's Smokehouse truly embodies my family's heritage. It's a place where our friends can pull up a chair, enjoy some bourbon favorites and be a part of our family."
This year's Jim Beam limited-edition ceramic decanter, made by Louisville Stoneware, commemorates the grand opening of Fred's Smokehouse. It is available only at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse for $149.99.
Fred's Smokehouse is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday from March 1 to Nov. 1; it will have limited hours November through February. For more information about Fred's Smokehouse, visit Americanstillhouse.com.
Janet Patton: (859) 231-3264. Twitter: janetpattonhl