A Guide to Our Whiskeys

We approach whiskey with the same dedication we do our fine steaks. From the rare whiskeys on our shelves to our premium custom whiskey made exclusively for Carversteak from Maker’s Mark, there is certainly something to experience from our shelves. 

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What Is Whiskey?

Whiskey epitomizes sophistication and tradition, making it a fitting companion for any fine dining meal. Originating from the Gaelic word “uisge beatha,” meaning “water of life,” whiskey is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. The grains used—barley, corn, rye, and wheat—impart distinct flavors and characteristics to the whiskey.

Aging in oak barrels is what transforms whiskey into a drink of unmatched complexity and depth. This process not only imbues the spirit with rich, amber hues but also enhances its flavor profile with notes of vanilla, caramel, and spices. Whether you prefer a smooth, mellow bourbon or a robust, smoky Scotch, whiskey offers a versatile and refined drinking experience that perfectly complements the elegance of fine dining.

What Is Bourbon?

Bourbon is a quintessential American whiskey, renowned for its rich, complex flavors and storied past. Distilled primarily from corn, at least 51%, it must be aged in new, charred oak barrels to earn the distinguished Bourbon name. This aging process imparts a unique character to the spirit, infusing it with notes of caramel, vanilla, and a hint of smokiness, making it a perfect complement to a perfect steak dinner.

Whether sipped neat, on the rocks, or in a hand-crafted cocktail, bourbon enhances any dining experience, bringing out the nuances in the flavor of a perfectly cooked steak. Its robust and sophisticated profile elevates any meal, adding a touch of elegance and warmth.

What Is Scotch?

Scotch, often regarded as the epitome of refined spirits, is exclusively from Scotland, where it is meticulously crafted following centuries-old traditions. This distinguished whisky is made primarily from malted barley, distilled, and aged in oak barrels for a minimum of three years, although many premium varieties rest for much longer to develop their complex character. The stringent regulations of Scotch production ensure its exceptional quality and authenticity, making each sip a journey through the rich landscapes of Scotland.

Whether you prefer the smoky, peaty notes of an Islay Scotch or the smooth, honeyed finish of a Highland malt, our hand-curated selection of Scotch provides a sophisticated experience that enhances the enjoyment of any dining experience.

What Makes Whiskey Special?

Whiskey’s allure lies in the meticulous craftsmanship and the intricate aging process that transforms simple grains into a complex, amber-hued delight. Each bottle of whiskey is a testament to the artistry of distillation and the magic of time, with flavors that range from sweet and caramel-like to smoky and peaty, offering a unique tasting experience that evolves with every sip.

At our Las Vegas steakhouse, we celebrate this storied spirit by offering an exquisite selection of fine whiskeys that perfectly complement our menu. The rich, layered notes of a well-aged whiskey enhance the flavors of our steaks, creating a symphony of taste that is sure to elevate your dining experience. Whiskey’s distinguished character adds an extra layer of sophistication to any meal, making it the perfect choice for discerning guests.

What Is the Flavor Profile of Whiskeys?

The flavor profile of whiskey is shaped by a combination of factors, including the type of grain used, the distillation process, and the aging process in oak barrels.

Typically, whiskey presents a rich variety of flavors that may include hints of caramel, vanilla, and toffee, derived from the charred oak barrels. The aging process also imparts subtle smoky undertones, balanced by sweet, fruity notes such as apple, pear, or dried fruit. Spice elements like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves often make an appearance, adding depth and warmth. 

Each sip of whiskey unveils layers of complexity, from the initial smooth sweetness to a lingering finish marked by a symphony of flavors. 

What Whiskeys Are Available at Carversteak?

We not only serve the best steak on the Las Vegas strip, but we also offer some of the most sought after types of whiskey, including our very own Maker’s Mark Private Selection, created exclusively for Carversteak. Our whiskey selection includes some of the following options:

Maker’s Mark Private Select
Woody Creek Colorado Straight
Angel’s Envy Cask Strength
E.H. Taylor
Elijah Craig
Old Fitzgerald
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac
Whistle Pig The Boss Hog X
American Single Malt
Straight Bourbon
Straight Rye
Tennessee Whiskey
Canadian Whiskey
62 Gun Salute Royal Salute Blend
Banff 37-Year Cask Strength
Bunnahabhian 1975 Vintage
Glenfiddich Grande Couronne 26 YO
Macallan 21 YO Dimensions
Lowland Scotch
Highland Scotch
Speyside Scotch
Islay Scotch
Irish Whisky
Japanese Whisky

The Best Steak & Whiskey in Las Vegas

Indulge in the world of exceptional whiskey while enjoying the finest steak Las Vegas has to offer at Carversteak. Whether you prefer your whiskey neat, on the rocks, or crafted into one of our unique cocktails, our curated selection promises an unparalleled experience. Our whiskey collection, hand-assembled by the renowned master mixologist Francesco Lafranconi, features the very best for the discerning palate. 

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