Whether you are drawn to the sophistication of a well-made cocktail or simply love the flavors and creativity found in cocktails today, this unique curation of bar items will surely delight the cocktail aficionado and novice alike. Rocks glasses and wood coasters, custom engraved with our rhododendron design, are a special gift all by themselves. We’ve included two glass swizzle sticks created by glass artist Jason Probstein to enhance your bartending, along with a bar towel to keeps things clean and dry. Local bartender, Jessica Wharton has crafted recipes just for us using Asheville Tea Company teas that are delicious and refreshing without alcohol, or add your favorite spirits! Of course we’ve included a few snacks. Add a Zen Woodworking cutting board for slicing citrus or serving hors d’oeuvres, and you have a fun and clearly special, social hour—distanced or not.
We named this box for E.W. Grove whose Grove’s Chill Tonic, a syrup elixir using quinine, was the basis for his wealth. With help from his son-in-law, Fred Seely, he built the historic Grove Park Inn on Sunset Mountain in Asheville, which was decorated in the Arts & Crafts style and opened in 1913. The hotel entertained such guests as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harold Houdini, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Hellen Keller, William Howard Taft and many others throughout the years.