Artisanal Spirits: Bourbon Royale
Join the New Royale Picán Bourbon Society!
With a retro resurgence fueled by everything from Mad Men to underground speakeasies, bourbon seems to have reached unofficial status as preferred spirit of the sophisticated imbiber. Now, Picán is adding even more polish to this uniquely American liquor, with its New Royale Picán Bourbon Society. For $50 a year, members receive special perks such as preferred admission to the Oakland restaurant’s bourbon-focused dinners, lectures, and parties; priority access to new releases; and special invites to private tastings of some of the 100-plus bourbons and American whiskeys stocked behind the bar.
As for the age-old question of drinking it neat or on the rocks? Well, that’s something sophisticated drinkers can agree to disagree on …
For information on the Royale Picán Bourbon Society, go to picanrestaurant.com and click on the Bourbons page.