The bourbon craze has landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The new Atlanta Stillhouse on Concourse T features bourbon flights with themes such as Single Barrel and Small Batch. The restaurant and bar open since April also serves barbecue, cocktails and whiskey.
It’s the first airport Stillhouse outpost resulting from a partnership between Jim Beam and concessionaire Delaware North Cos. But not all of the bar’s roughly 32 bourbons are from Jim Beam. About a dozen are from other distillers, according to Delaware North regional vice president Steve Bass.
“Travelers — they’re looking for new things,” said Fred Noe, master distiller and great grandson of Jim Beam. “Now, bourbons are so popular…. People have discovered bourbon is not just about a shot and a beer. They’re sipping and savoring.”
Noe said he has noticed that people “drink less now, but they want to drink better.”
The Atlanta Stillhouse is one of the final concessions from the Atlanta airport’s massive revamp of concessions that started in 2012. About seven more locations are still in the works, including a second airport location of Grindhouse Killer Burgers, on Concourse T, and a Chicken-N-Beer by rapper Ludacris on Concourse D.