Talking Stick Debuts Woodford Reserve Personal Selection

Talking Stick Debuts Woodford Reserve Personal Selection

Talking Stick Debuts Woodford Reserve Personal Selection


New Hand-Selected Private Label Available Exclusively in Shadows Lounge (Press Release)

woodford reserveSALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. (Sept. 10th) A trip to Talking Stick Resort is a true sensory experience for guests. In addition to eye-opening views and the smell of fresh food from world-class restaurants, comfortable accommodations and shows for every music fan, the resort is now giving guests an actual “taste” of luxury with the debut of the Woodford Reserve Talking Stick Resort Personal Selection Bourbon, available Sept.14 exclusively at the resort’s Shadows Lounge.

“Each of the distinguished flavors were tasted, selected and combined by us for the guests of Talking Stick Resort,” says said Lyle Bighorn, director of food and beverage at Talking Stick Resort. “Our person selection bourbon is another exciting way we are enhancing the one-of-a-kind experience we offer.”

The finely crafted American bourbon is the only one of its kind, created by Talking Stick Resort representatives, including Bighorn. The group traveled to the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Kentucky to collaborate with master distiller, Chris Morris. The team worked to create distinct and flavorful bourbon for everyone to enjoy.

The legendary reserve is the oldest distillery in Kentucky, and for more than 200 years has been crafting some of the world’s finest Bourbons. As the slowest working distillery, its long processing time allows drink flavors to fully develop into a noticeably richer taste. In the Talking Stick Resort Personal Selection Bourbon, guests will find a combination of pecan, malt, citrus and rye characters, complimented by the sweet taste of brown sugar, chocolate and spices.

“Sip slow to taste and smell the calming floral and citrus aromas, hints of cocoa and spices that tingle the senses,” said Morris. He is responsible for maintaining the award-winning taste of each product of Woodford Reserve. “I love keeping involved with the crafting of the brand.”

Talking Stick Resort will host three exclusive tastings of the bourbon in Shadows on Sept. 14 at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.  The following month, Talking Stick Resort will welcome master distiller, Chris Morris to a private dinner at Orange Sky, the property’s signature restaurant. During the dinner, he will discuss his craft and educate guests on the fine art of distilling.

Additionally the property has created a customized drink menu to take full advantage of Talking Stick Resort’s Private Selection Bourbon. The menu includes eight specialty drinks including Woodford Reserve Latte Manhattan, Woodford Reserve Blackberry Manhattan and Woodford Reserve Long Shot.

Shadows is one of Scottsdale’s few indoor cigar bars, with a vast selection of drinks and cigars for true aficionados. The lounge has two patios that provide an ample amount of outdoor seating, and is open daily from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information, call 480-850-7777 or visit

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