Voted to the top of The Bourbon Review’s “America’s 75 Best Bourbon Bars,” each year since 2014 and named by Men’s Journal as one of the “10 Best Bourbon Bars in America, this historic Miami Valley bourbon house has turned many a Daytonian into a bourbon lover.
According to Whiskey Advocate The “Century Bar has built its reputation in the trenches, pouring education with every shot and picking fine private selections of Wild Turkey, Four Roses, and Buffalo Trace. They have the largest bourbon collection in the state of Ohio.” Much of that credit is due to co-owner Joe Head, who’s passion for bourbon has made him an in demand celebrity at bourbon festivals across the midwest. The bar, which has been open since 1942 had hit a lull in business and as a bartender there Joe knew they needed something to revive business. He talked owner Diane Spitzig into changing the bar from what had become know as a metal bar into specializing in bourbon. Head proceeded to change the bar offerings and the clientele and became Diane’s business partner in what has become Dayton’s most nationally know drinking establishment.
In honor of Bourbon Heritage month this September, Joe will be doing three “One Man Bourbon Show ” blind bourbon tastings.
These will take place here at the Century on Wednesday the 12th ,19th and 26th of September. These will be very intimate, as we are limiting each night to only 12 attendees. The only place you can purchase your tickets is at the Century, located downtown at 10 S Jefferson Street, starting this Thursday August 30th at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $75 per person. Having attended Joe’s tastings before, I can assure you it will be highly educational in a fun way. Joe’s storytelling alone is worth the ticket price. But hurry, these tastings will sell out quickly!