Get the Party Started: Bar Must Haves with Barrels & Brews
BY Katie MurphyVru Surati is the owner of Barrels & Brews and has a knack for picking the perfect drink for each of his customers. His stores in Nolensville and Franklin are fully stocked with a wide variety of beers, wines, liquors and more! Now that spring has sprung, it’s the perfect time to refresh your home bar, and Vru has some personalized recommendations to get you started. So, whether you’re a beer lover or a wine connoisseur, keep reading for expert tips on how to restock your bar for the upcoming season.
For the Beer Lovers
Let’s begin with the most popular alcoholic drink in the world: Beer. For those who prefer a heavier beer, Vru recommends the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel. This full-bodied Irish Red Ale has a high alcohol percentage and is aged for six weeks in charred bourbon barrels. If you like bourbon and a heavy beer, pour this drink into a nice, ice-cold mug and enjoy!
For guests who enjoy a beer on the lighter side, Vru recommends Montucky Cold Snacks. This is one of the bestselling beers right now, due to it hitting the refreshing spot between a Michelob Ultra and an IPA
For the Wine Enthusiasts
For those guests who are red wine connoisseurs, Vru recommends the Austin Cabernet Sauvignon. This blend is harvested in the Paso Robles region of California. While Napa Valley is a renowned wine region, Paso Nobles is a true hidden gem.
If your guests are lounging by the pool and crave a lighter wine, Vru recommends Chemistry’s 2019 Williamette Valley Pinot Gris. In fact, it’s an official staff pick at Barrels & Brews. This delightful blend is full of both papaya and sweet meringue that creates both a sweet and rich experience.
For the Toast
A good hostess always has a bottle of champagne ready to chill, and Vru has two recommendations that are sure to get your guests in the celebratory mood! Mumm Napa’s Brut Prestige is a dry, sparkling wine with a crisp finish. It’s an affordable option that is beloved by many! For something a bit more lavish, Vru recommends Schramsberg. Schramsberg Vineyards specializes in delicious sparkling wines that never disappoint. The price options vary, and even a less expensive bottle delivers an exceptional taste.
For the Liquor Drinkers
Another essential for creating a versatile bar is stocking up on liquor that your guests can sip on or mix with to create their favorite cocktail. Tequila is currently the fastest-growing spirit on the market, and Vru swears by Compoveda Reposada. It’s a premium sipping tequila, and one of the best choices that not a lot of people know about. It’s aged twelve months in American oak barrels, and it’s perfect for those who also have a draw towards wine and bourbon. It’s on the pricier side, but a quality tequila makes all the difference.
For the Bourbon Buff
Last, but not least, a well-rounded bar is never complete without a great bottle of Bourbon. Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a special legacy, yet modest in pricing. Green River Distilling Company was thriving in the late 1800s and early 1900s. After a devastating fire destroyed their property, it was rebuilt but unable to operate due to prohibition laws. Now, after over 100 years, the distillery has been revived!
From beer to wine to liquor, Vru Suarti’s expertise in the beverage industry has provided a selection of alcohol that will suit every guest’s preference. Whether you are a seasoned drinker or a first-time host, Vru’s suggestions will ensure that you have the perfect drink for every occasion. So, make sure to stop by Barrels & Brews in Nolensville or Franklin to elevate your next gathering with the perfect drink selection. Cheers!