Clermont Supper Club Featuring Overholt Rye

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The Clermont Supper Club is a monthly event at The Kitchen Table Restaurant at the James B. Beam Distilling Company. I attended the supper celebrating Overholt Rye, hosted by Fred & Freddie Noe. It featured a four-course meal with paired cocktails, mingling and finishing with shopping at the American Outpost. Read on to learn all the details!

Clermont Supper Club Featuring Overholt Rye
The Kitchen Table at James B. Beam Distilling Company
April 2024


Each Clermont Supper Club Features A Different Beam Whiskey
Glencairn Glass with A. Overholt Monongahela Mash Rye. Clermont Supper Club. James B. Beam Distilling Company
A. Overholt Rye at The Clermont Supper Club

The Clermont Supper Club is a monthly event held at The Kitchen Table Restaurant on the James B. Beam Distilling Company campus, in Clermont, KY. Each Supper Club features a particular Beam whiskey, in this case, the new A. Overholt Rye. This was the first time I have had the pleasure of attending such a dinner, but I believe that all of them share a similar formula.

Introductions & A Cocktail On The Porch

Once we checked in with the hostess, our evening began with a welcome cocktail on The Kitchen Table’s patio. It was a beautiful day, so sitting outside chatting, with a live band playing in the background, was quite pleasant. After we had some time to sip on our cocktails, our Clermont Supper Club hosts, Master Distillers Fred and Freddie Noe, welcomed us and provided an introduction to the evening. Being father and son, their interaction and good-hearted banter immediately made everyone feel like they were at a family get-together. Fred introduced Freddie, who then introduced Chef Glenn Dougan and The Kitchen Table’s Beverage Director, Nikki King. They each spoke about the amazing food and drinks that we would soon enjoy. Freddie also led us in a toast to Abraham Overholt, the namesake of the evening’s featured whiskey.

Inside the Kitchen Table Restaurant

Following the introductions, we were welcomed inside The Kitchen Table restaurant. The tables for our group were set at the far side of the restaurant, past the large bar, by the windows overlooking the distillery grounds. Situated alongside the long guest tables is a round table, said to be reminiscent of the Beam family kitchen table. Around it are various chairs, personalized for each of the Beam & Noe family members. In addition to Fred, Freddie, and their wives, Sandy and Kay, a few of the guests were also seated at the kitchen table. Happily, I was very fortunate to be one of those guests!

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A Four Course Meal & Cocktail Pairing

The four courses that Chef Glenn created focused on a theme: the origins of bourbon. Therefore, the menu featured old-world Appalachian foods and humble cuisine, elevated through the sourcing of high-quality regional ingredients. Furthermore, in keeping with the spirit of a Beam & Noe family dinner, the country ham used in the second course was cured by Fred & Freddie themselves! To top it off, each course was accompanied by its own cocktail (featuring one of Beam’s whiskeys), crafted by Nikki and her bartenders, to complement each dish.

Frootbat - Making hard to find liquor easy to buy

The Menu: Clermont Supper Club at The Kitchen Table

Here’s the menu:

FIRST COURSE
Food:
Soup Beans & Chow Chow with
Dueling Cornbread & Sorghum Butter
Cocktail:
“CROP CIRCLE”
Featuring Old Crow Bourbon

SECOND COURSE
Food:
Jimmy Red Grit Cake, Kilt Greens, Country Ham, Red Eye Gravy
Cocktail:
“CRIMSON PEEK”
Featuring A. Overholt Monongahela Mash Rye

THIRD COURSE
Food:
Seared Trout, Farro Verde Succotash, Roe Beurre Blanc,
Ramp Oil
Cocktail:
“RYE RIVER”
Featuring Old Overholt Rye

FOURTH COURSE
Food:
Appalachian Stack Cake, Apple Butter, Candied Walnut,
Bourbon Caramel
Cocktail:
“COUNTRY CROCK OLD FASHIONED”
Featuring Old Tub Bourbon

Suffice it to say, the food was excellent, and the accompanying cocktails were a wonderful addition.

Frootbat - Making hard to find liquor easy to buy

Time For Some Shopping

Following the meal, Freddie made some closing remarks, and guests were then invited to visit the James B. Beam Distillery gift shop, the American Outpost. There we were offered the opportunity to purchase from a selection of some of Beam’s limited bottles, as well as other Beam merchandise. And, of course, Fred and Freddie, along with Baker Beam, were on hand to sign the bottles that we purchased.

American Outpost - James B. Beam Distilling Co
American Outpost – James B. Beam Distilling Co.
Come as Friends, Leave as Family

The Clermont Supper Club at The Kitchen Table provided a welcoming and enjoyable evening. In fact, the words written above the entrance to The Kitchen Table restaurant proudly proclaim “Come as friends, leave as family”. Those words certainly rang true. Cheers!🥃


Would you like to learn more about the James B. Beam Distilling Company? Then check out our James B Beam Distilling Tour Review!

Thank you to the James B. Beam Distilling Company for graciously inviting me to this wonderful event!

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