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Explore Japanese whisky at Nobu Hard Rock

Take an Old Fashioned for a new spin at Nobu.

Las Vegas’ original Nobu restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel is doubling down on the Japanese whisky craze with Japanese Whisky Wednesdays—a weekly event offering the opportunity to indulge in one of the largest collections of the celebrated spirit in a creative way.

The special event cocktail menu features all-new drinks made with barrel-aged, pure malt and blended whiskeys, but Japanese craft beers and a wide range of sipping whiskeys are also available. You can take the experience to another level with Nobu bites paired with your chosen cocktail, too.

The clean, fresh Toki Highball makes for the perfect entry point—Suntory Toki whisky with Voss Norwegian sparkling water, house-made yuzu bitters and a burnt Meyer lemon peel served over hand-carved ice. Expand your flavor horizons with the Hibiki Harmony Old Fashioned: blended Hibiki with cara cara orange, Demerera syrup, orange and cardamom bitters with Japanese cedar-wood smoke and a Luxardo cherry. And don’t miss the dramatically bright AKA-Suru, made with Taketsuru Pure Malt whisky, ginger liqueur, Cointreau, fresh lemon juice and house-made grenadine and cherry bitters.

Nobu has been setting the pace and making an impact on the Vegas scene for more than 20 years. With this specialty experience, it’s clear this dining—and drinking—institution still has plenty to offer. Japanese Whisky Wednesdays at Nobu at the Hard Rock Hotel, Wednesday 6-10:30 p.m.

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