Jim Beam adds food to distillery menu

jpatton1@herald-leader.comAugust 22, 2013 

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

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service