Launch party on Oct. 20 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Summit Group LLC concepts celebrates arrival of hand-picked bourbon
Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Oct. 11, 2017) – Restaurateurs Andy Lock and Domhnall Molloy are collaborating with High West Distillery, a manufacturer of distilled spirits located in Utah, to bring an exclusive, hand-picked single barrel bourbon to the Kansas City metro. The bourbon bottles are privately-labeled with Summit Grill, Third Street Social, Lakewood Local and Summit Cellar & Spirits branding on each bottle. The High West Single Barrel American Prairie Cask Strength Bourbon 750ml bottle is available for full bottle purchase only at Summit Cellar & Spirits beginning on Oct. 20.
To celebrate this hand-picked barrel, the public is invited to a launch party on Friday, Oct. 20, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the following Lock and Molloy owned establishments: Third Street Social, Summit Grill (Waldo and Lee’s Summit), Lakewood Local and Summit Cellar & Spirits. The launch party includes complimentary tastings of the hand-picked barrel as well as swag giveaways from High West Distillery.
Following the launch party, each restaurant will offer single pours, whiskey flights and specialty cocktails incorporating the High West single barrel bourbon on their menus while supplies last. The core four items – Double Rye, American Prairie Bourbon, Rendezvous Rye and Campfire Whiskey – will continue to be available for every day purchase at all locations.
The High West Whiskey Launch Party locations are as follows:
• Third Street Social
123 SE Third St.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
• Summit Grill (Waldo)
520 W 75th St.
Kansas City, MO 64114
• Summit Grill (Lee’s Summit)
4835 NE Lakewood Way
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
• Lakewood Local
811 NE Lakewood Blvd
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
• Summit Cellar & Spirits
815 NE Lakewood Blvd
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
About High West Distillery
High West Distillery was founded in 2006 by David Perkins and his wife, Jane. David, a former biochemist, was inspired to open his own distillery after seeing the parallels between the fermentation and distilling process and his own work in biochemistry during a trip to the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. In 2004, David and his family relocated to Park City, Utah to begin their new venture, where they began distilling in 2007. They chose Park City because of David’s love of the Old West and Utah’s little-known whiskey history. High West began with humble roots, opening a small, 250-gallon still and Saloon in an historic livery stable and garage. What was once a small operation in downtown Park City has grown to be an internationally-recognized brand with four unique locations. In 2015, High West opened their distillery in Wanship, Utah, which acts as a space for educational whiskey tasting, pairings and tours, and houses a 1600-gallon copper pot still. Meanwhile, the Saloon continues to operate as a must-visit gastro-distillery, featuring alpine-inspired western fare alongside the original still, the Nelson Cottage offers unique whiskey-paired dinners, and the Saloon at the Salt Lake City airport allows for some last tastes of High West on the way out of town.
About Third Street Social
Third Street Social is a chef-driven American restaurant that opened in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in June of 2016. Third Street Social is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. The restaurant’s menus feature a range of options from shareables, salads, sandwiches and burgers to hand-cut steaks and seafood. Third Street Social is led by long-time restaurateurs Domhnall Molloy and Andy Lock, formerly of McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks. Third Street Social is located in Lee’s Summit at 123 SE 3rd Street in the historic Arnold Hall. Reservations can be made online through Open Table or by calling (816) 384-2123. Visit Third Street Social online at ThirdStreetSocial.com.
About Lakewood Local
Lakewood Local is an American bar opened in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in 2017 at 811 NE Lakewood Blvd. Lakewood Local is owned by long-time restaurateurs Andy Lock and Domhnall Molloy. Managers Marc Murphy and Chris Warner, previously of Summit Grill, lead the bars operations. Lakewood Local serves bar food along with seasonal cocktails, wines, specialty shots and domestic, craft, draft and import beer. The bar is open Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. The kitchen will close at midnight Monday – Saturday and on Sundays at 11 p.m. Visit Lakewood Local online at www.lakewoodlocalkc.com or call them at 816-381-7165 for more information.
About Summit Cellar & Spirits
Summit Cellar & Spirits is a liquor store that opened in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in 2017 at 815 NE Lakewood Blvd. Summit Cellar & Spirits is owned by long-time restaurateurs Andy Lock and Domhnall Molloy. Domnhall’s brother, Stephen Molloy, leads the stores operations. The store carries a variety of craft, local, domestic and import beer, wines, and spirits. A bar is situated in the back of the store for private and public tastings. The stores hours are Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Visit Summit Cellar & Spirits online at www.summitcellar.com or call them at 816-709-3534 for more information.
About Summit Grill
Summit Grill is a casual American restaurant opened in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in 2013 and Kansas City, Missouri’s historic Waldo neighborhood in Oct. 2014. Both locations are open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. The restaurant’s menus feature a range of options from sandwiches, salads and burgers to hand-cut steaks and seafood. Summit Grill is led by long-time restaurateurs Domhnall Molloy and Andy Lock. Summit Grill is located in Lee’s Summit at 4835 NE Lakewood Way and in Kansas City at 520 W. 75th Street. Reservations can be made online through Open Table or by calling 816-795-1299 in Lee’s Summit and 816-361-9788 in Kansas City. Visit Summit online at SummitGrillKC.com.