Atlantis, on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, joins an exclusive group of properties that continue to evolve as top destinations with food and beverage programs at the forefront of guests’ experiences.

Bryan O'Shields <em>(SVP of F&B at Atlantis)</em> and Fred Noe <em>(Jim Beam)</em>

Bryan O’Shields (SVP of F&B at Atlantis) and Fred Noe (Jim Beam)

When hospitality veterans Bryan O’Shields, senior vice president of Food & Beverage, Chef Sean O’Connell, executive chef and general manager, vice president of culinary, and Michael MacDonnell, vice president of Food & Beverage, joined Atlantis in 2017, they revamped all food and beverage products, resort menus, and brand positioning. When the trio first arrived, there were only two back bar bourbons at Atlantis, and now the resort offers over 25 bourbons as part of its extensive collection.

Fred Noe Signing Bottles

Fred Noe Signing Bottles

Continuing to raise the bar, Beam Suntory recently announced its partnership with Atlantis in hosting two bourbon legends for its first-ever Bourbon weekend experience. Guests were invited to join two very special “Bourbon Bashes” at Ocean Club Golf Course Clubhouse. The first bash was hosted by none other than Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s 7th generation master distiller, who led a bourbon-and-BBQ pairing dinner featuring products from the Small Batch Bourbon Collection: Knob Creek, Booker’s, Basil Hayden’s, and Knob Creek Rye. The second bash was hosted by another big-name bourbon leader Denny Potter, Maker’s Mark distiller, who led a paired whiskey tasting featuring Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46, and Maker’s Cask Strength.

Denny Potter <em>(Master Distiller Makers Mark)</em> and Michael MacDonnell (VP of Atlantis F&B)

Denny Potter (Master Distiller Makers Mark) and Michael MacDonnell (VP of Atlantis F&B)

It looks like bourbon is making its mark and becoming a hot commodity in The Bahamas.


About Atlantis, Paradise Island
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a lush, oceanside resort located on Paradise Island in The Bahamas. The resort features five distinct properties from the iconic The Royal; the newly renovated The Reef; The Beach; The Coral; and the ultra-luxury, The Cove. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, and the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, the resort’s nonprofit, 501 (c)3 organization dedicated to saving sea species and their habitats throughout The Bahamas and surrounding Caribbean seas, Atlantis, Paradise Island offers travelers a destination of immersive programming, connecting guests to the rich environment, history, art, people, cuisine and festivities of The Bahamas.


About The Cove, Paradise Island
The Cove, the 600-suite resort on Paradise Island, raises the bar among distinctive resort destinations. The ultra-luxury property is elegantly situated between Cove and Paradise Beaches, within the 171 acres that comprise Atlantis Paradise Island, creating the feeling of being cast away on a private, white-sand sanctuary. Designed by acclaimed interior architect, Jeffrey Beers of Jeffrey Beers International (JBI). The Cove features an open-air lobby, sensual suites and super suites, Escape retail store, dining, bespoke amenities and purposeful service delivered with Bahamian warmth. Private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean are featured every turn. Rates for travel at The Cove begin at $439/per night.