A Dayton bar might be underrated, but that’s not a bad thing.
The Century: A Bourbon House, 10 S. Jefferson St., has been named one of “America’s 60 Best Bourbon Bars” by the Bourbon Review, a quarterly publication “dedicated to the Bourbon lifestyle.”
It made the list last year as well.
It is among three Midwest bars highlighted on Bourbon Review’s website with a special write-up:
Century Bar, Dayton, OH: In what could be the most underrated Bourbon bar in the country, the Century Bar takes you back to 1862 with its 150-year-old back bar. The home of the former Kette & Sons Rye Whiskey Distillery, Century Bar packs 87 Bourbons and regularly holds blind tastings. It’s the sort of place every Bourbon drinker should visit at least once in his or her life.
The only other Ohio bourbon bar even mentioned is Japp’s Since 1879, 1134 Main St. in Cincinnati.
Century Bar is of course over the moon about its selection.
Here is the message on its Facebook page.
“We take our passion for bourbon seriously at the Century, and it’s nice when a great organization like The Bourbon Review recognizes our hard work.
Thank you to all the people that nominated us and thank you to all the bourbon enthusiasts here in Dayton that help make The Century Bar the “most underrated bourbon bar in the country.”