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MGM GRAND SELECTS CUSTOMIZED WOODFORD RESERVE DOUBLE OAKED SINGLE BARREL CRAFT BOURBON

10/16/2013

LAS VEGAS (June 14, 2013) –MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is the first Las Vegas resort to select a customized craft bourbon through the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Single Barrel-by-the-Barrel program. The property’s knowledgeable beverage team recently traveled to Kentucky and sipped samples from three of the distillery’s finest barrels before determining the perfect fit for MGM Grand’s portfolio. The chosen spirit features caramel and apple notes and can be enjoyed straight up, on the rocks or mixed in guests’ favorite cocktails.

The MGM Grand bartending staff engaged in a property-wide mixology competition in which they were tasked with creating an original concoction using Woodford Reserve Double Oaked as the base spirit. The winning cocktail, Woodford Double Peach, created by John Clair, Gabriel Sumsion and Amy Meng of Fiamma Trattoria & Bar, combines MGM Grand’s personalized Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon, peach syrup, peach bitters and fresh squeezed lemon juice, strained and served in a martini glass. The Woodford Double Peach will be available for purchase at Fiamma in late June and is priced at $15.

For additional information and high-resolution images of the Selection of MGM Grand’s Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, please click here.

“MGM Grand’s beverage program offers guests a variety of memorable drink options from world-renowned wine lists, specialty imported beers and rare sakes to cutting edge mixology,” said MGM Grand Director of Food and Beverage Daniel Adams. “We are proud to add Woodford Reserve’s Double Oaked Single Barrel, which will elevate the property’s already impressive spirit line-up, by presenting a one-of-a-kind beverage experience available only at our resort.”

Double Oaked is the first permanent line extension to be introduced in the history of the prestigious distillery, known for crafting the finest small batch bourbons. The secret to Double Oaked’s distinct notes lies in the twice barreling process. The first barrel is seasoned outside for nine months then toasted and charred before housing the spirit. The batch is then transferred to a second white oak barrel that has undergone the same process, but for twice the amount of time, creating bold, deep, oaky flavors. This process results in spirits with unique flavor profiles as no two batches of Double Oaked are the same. The spirit will be delivered to the hotel in bottles with MGM Grand-specific medallions, along with a personalized barrel head.

About MGM Grand
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort with 5,044 elegant rooms and suites, offers the ultimate Vegas experience. MGM Grand features the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre. The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon. As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand recently remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (April 2013). This vibrant property also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, CSI: The Experience and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of WET REPUBLIC. Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com or call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Media Contact:
Heather Yuille
MGM Resorts International
(702) 891-1873
hyuille@mgmresorts.com
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