When in Vegas I highly suggest stopping in to check out the bar at Emeril's Delmonico steakhouse. We stopped in for a cocktail were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves. The head of all Emeril's Vegas beverage programs was working the bar, Max Solano. A very humble, friendly guy with a great knowledge of all things boozey. We got to chatting and he had me try a bourbon drink he's not got on the menu yet. So good I had to have three.
He talks about creating a full sensory experience with his drinks, visual, olfactory, and taste. He really crafts great cocktails and the list is full of old classics. If you do not see one you are hankering for on the menu he knows it and will accommodate. Just really a great guy and one of those unlooked for positive experiences.
Also, got to try out my new travel bar.