The Limited Edition Whiskey is Available at Both Locations While Supplies Last

Tampa Bay, FLA (February 4th, 2022) – The owners and management of the popular Beach Drive lounge and the longest-standing music venue in downtown St. Petersburg collaborated to bring Jefferson’s Reserve Single Barrel Fool’s Gold II to St. Pete.

Greg Haddad, partner of Flute & Dram and proprietor of the Ruby’s Elixir & Central Cigars brands, along with Tony Mangiafico, partner of Flute & Dram and owner of Gratzzi Italian Grille, spearheaded the collaboration. Greg says, “the master distiller’s, Trey Zoeller, family lives in Venice so he spends a lot of time in St Petersburg in our bar. This is only one of two barrels that were released in 2021. We feel very fortunate and happy to have one of them. Great stuff!”

The Single Barrel is Jefferson’s Reserve, the quintessential Jefferson Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, at a higher proof. The single barrel amplifies the Jefferon’s Reserve flavors at an enhanced proof without burying the secondary elements. This marks the first 100 proof whiskey offering from Jefferson’s Reserve.

“I decided to offer Jefferson’s Reserve, our most quintessential bourbon in the portfolio, at a higher proof to satisfy the thirst of a bigger more robust Reserve offering. One that would enhance the flavors without being too strong,” Trey Zoeller, founder and Master Blender of McLain & Kyne, Ltd., producer of Jefferson’s portfolio of bourbons, tells

Jefferson’s Reserve Single Barrel Fool’s Gold II

Nose: Leather, humidor, sorghum, nutmeg, fried apple pie

Flavor: Cinnamon toast, toffee, brown sugar

Finish: A long finish with a hint of spice

FLÛTE & DRAM: Flûte & Dram welcomes discerning champagne lovers and caviar aficionados with our extensive collection of deluxe caviars, fine champagnes, and rare spirits to delight your palate. Within 2400 square feet, Flûte & Dram carries the largest selection of champagne per square foot in St. Petersburg, and the collection of both champagne and spirits are beautifully displayed. In addition, you will find an incredible selection of whiskey at Flûte & Dram. There are 200-250 different varieties, including Japanese, Scotch, Irish, Rye, and American. Flûte & Dram is open Monday through Thursday from 4 pm to midnight, Fridays from 4 pm to 2 am, Saturdays from 12 pm to 2 am, and Sundays from 12 pm to midnight. 727-350-5657. Flûte & Dram is located at 234 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

RUBY’S ELIXIR & CENTRAL CIGARS: Ruby’s Elixir is one of downtown St. Petersburg’s premier live music lounges that hosts the Tampa Bay Area’s most popular music acts seven nights a week. Ruby’s has an extensive collection of premium spirits, beer, and wine. The bar is located at 15 3rd St N. St. Petersburg, FL 33701. (@rubys_elixir) 

EVOLVE & CO: Evolve & Co is a full-service advertising agency located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The company is a collective of brand strategists and creatives, specializing in the lifestyle vertical. The firm is located at 475 Central Avenue Suite M7, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. 

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