Port Aransas is not only a haven for beach lovers and seafood lovers but also a hidden gem for bourbon enthusiasts. Nestled within this coastal paradise lies Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill, a culinary oasis boasting an extensive bourbon selection. Whether you’re seeking a classic pour or a creative cocktail, Tortuga’s promises an unforgettable experience with each sip.

As one of the premier restaurants in Port Aransas, Tortuga’s takes pride in curating a diverse array of bourbons sourced from renowned distilleries across the United States. From Kentucky classics to Texan treasures, their collection caters to both seasoned bourbon enthusiasts and curious newcomers alike. Here’s a glimpse into Tortuga’s remarkable bourbon lineup:


The Lineup

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: Finished in Port Wine Barrels, this offering from Bardstown, KY, delivers a unique flavor profile with a proof of 86.6, ensuring a smooth and satisfying experience.

Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: Hailing from Clermont-Frankfort, KY, this bourbon boasts a proof of 80 and is celebrated for its light-bodied character and spicy finish.

Blanton’s Gold Edition: Originating from Frankfort, KY, with a robust proof of 103, Blanton’s Gold Edition is a symbol of exceptional craftsmanship and unparalleled quality.

Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch: Crafted in Frankfort, KY, with a proof of 100, this bourbon exemplifies the rich heritage and tradition of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.

Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: With a proof of 90, this offering from Frankfort, KY, captivates the senses with its complex flavor profile and smooth, lingering finish.

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof: Aged 12 years in Bardstown, KY, and boasting a proof that varies around 124.8, this bourbon offers an intense yet balanced experience that showcases the artistry of barrel aging.

Garrison Brothers Lady Bird: Hailing from Hye, TX, with a proof of 114, this honey-infused cognac-finished bourbon embodies the spirit of Texas with its bold flavors and distinctive character.

Garrison Brothers Small Batch: Another Texan gem from Hye, TX, with a proof of 94, this straight bourbon whiskey showcases the craftsmanship and dedication of Texas distillers.

Little Book Blended Straight Whiskeys: Crafted by Freddie Noe as an homage to Grandaddy Booker, this Kentucky blend boasts a proof of 118.1, offering a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate.

Michter’s Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: From Louisville, KY, with a proof of 91.4, this bourbon is revered for its smoothness and balance, making it a timeless favorite among bourbon aficionados.

Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: Uncut and unfiltered with a proof of 131, this bourbon from Frankfort, KY, showcases the bold flavors and intensity that define the spirit of Kentucky.

WhistlePig Piggy Back Bourbon Whiskey: Aged 6 years in Vermont with a proof of 100, this small-batch bourbon offers a harmonious blend of sweet and spicy notes, making it a versatile choice for cocktails or sipping neat.

WhistlePig Small Batch Rye: Aged 10 years in Vermont with a proof of 100, this rye whiskey delivers a bold and robust flavor profile that is sure to impress discerning palates.

Whistlepig Smokestack Whiskey: A limited edition offering aged in American Oak and smoked with Traeger Apple BBQ Wood, this Vermont whiskey boasts a proof of 80, offering a unique and memorable tasting experience.

Willet Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: From Bardstown, KY, with a proof of 94, this bourbon is celebrated for its exceptional quality and smooth, well-rounded character.

Classic pour or a Creative Cocktail?

Enhance your bourbon experience with our signature Smoked Old Fashioned. Choose from our top-notch bourbon selection, expertly crafted into a cocktail masterpiece. Each sip delivers a rich blend of oak and fire, creating a memorable flavor journey.

Whether you’re a bourbon aficionado or simply looking to elevate your dining experience in Port Aransas, Tortuga’s stands as a beacon of culinary excellence and bourbon paradise. With its unparalleled selection and commitment to craftsmanship, Tortuga’s invites you to embark on a journey of discovery and indulgence, one sip at a time.

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