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Kent Rathbun Concepts has good news for bourbon fans: All restaurants under the Kent Rathbun Concepts umbrella (Abacus, Jasper’s and Hickory Kitchen) will begin pouring their signature bottles of Single Barrel Knob Creek Bourbon.

The 120-proof spirit was hand-selected by Kent Rathbun and his partner, Bill Hyde, who spent a lot of time in Knob Creek’s Kentucky rickhouses, where they sampled bourbon from several barrels. During this sampling, they chose one that stood out as unique and distinctive with exceptionally refined flavors, and one that they wanted to pour from behind their bars.

All Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbons spend nine years aging in American oak barrels, which impart aromas and flavors of rich wood, robust caramel and sweet vanilla. The spirit has found favor with consumers and critics alike, racking up awards since its release in 2011. But with individual barrels comes individual bourbons, which makes the Kent Rathbun Concepts barrel unlike any other in the marketplace.

“We are looking forward to sharing this one-of-a-kind bourbon with all of our customers, said Kent. “We chose a barrel that displayed exceptional depth and character, and we hope everyone likes it as much as we do.”

Kent Rathbun Concepts’ Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon will be available at all the company’s restaurants and priced at $16 per 1.5 ounce pour. Availability is limited, and when it’s gone, it’s gone for good. So those who want to try the unique bourbon should make plans to do so soon.

Abacus, Kent Rathbun Concepts

From the moment you step through the door to the time you leave. Every lunch, dinner, special occasion, and cocktail is a chance for an extraordinary experience. Our signature dishes and 5-star status are why Abacus is a perennial name on the most renowned “Top 10” and “Most Popular” lists. You can have an ordinary dining experience anywhere, just not here.
4511 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, Texas
abacus-restaurant.com

Jaspers, Kent Rathbun Concepts

Jasper’s has become pretty famous for our gourmet backyard cuisine over the years. Backyard food is simple food. But this isn’t about flipping a few burgers and hot dogs on the grill. This is different. This is Iron Chef winner and James Beard nominee, Kent Rathbun’s concept—a Nation’s Restaurant News Hot Concepts! award winner. Every dish relies on exceptional ingredients re-imagined from familiar, comforting recipes. Simple has never been so delectable.
7161 Bishop Rd, Ste G1
Plano, Texas
469.229.9111
kentrathbun.com/plano-jaspers

Hickory Kitchen, Kent Rathbun Concepts

Hickory, BBQ and Burgers by Iron Chef America Winner Kent Rathbun, features Texas-style barbecue, including smoked pepper crusted USDA prime brisket, St Louis style pork spare ribs, and thinly shaved roti pork shoulder. Burgers include basic cheeseburger to more creatively topped fare like the Farmhouse Burger with pepper-crusted apple wood smoked bacon and fresh farm egg—as well as Diners can look forward to a plethora of comforting sides, as Kent Rathbun and his culinary team have put just as much focus into the side dishes as the main attractions.

And because all of those things are even better when paired with a beer, a glass of wine, or an expertly-mixed cocktail, Hickory also features an impressive drink menu. Specialty cocktails include the Killin’ Thyme, as well as favorites like the Moscow Mule and classic martini. Enjoy happy hour daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and during Monday night football games!

8100 Dallas Pkwy
Plano, Texas
972.712.7077
hickoryplano.com

Rebecca Silvestri

Rebecca Silvestri is the vice president of Sales & Marketing. She is also the wife of Philip Silvestri, publisher of Local Profile. In a previous life, Rebecca was a math teacher in London and the...