By James Philips
The Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi opened the TEN10 Wine & Whiskey Bar last year. It is an intimate lounge with a very elegant design and modern furniture similarly to what can be usually seen in Las Vegas casinos. The bar houses more than 60 brands of fine whiskeys, scotches, and several other wines. Some of the whiskeys and scotches included in the bar are Redbreast 12-Year-Old Irish Whiskey, Masterson’s 10-Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey, Lagavulin 16-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch, and Dalmore 15-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch.
As for wines, the bar serves more than 20 brands including Chardonnay, Martini Cabernet, and Elk Cove Pinot Noir. TEN10 also serves cocktails to customers.
“TEN10 is just one of the many renovations we have accomplished over the past year to provide our guests with truly first-class service and accommodations in all aspects of the resort,” said the General Manager of the Casino, Nik Rytterstrom. “We wanted to create a place where guests could enjoy premium bourbon and fine wines in an atmosphere that is truly one-of-a-kind for the region.”
The bar’s unique name “TEN10” comes from the casino’s actual address, which is 1010 Casino Center Drive Tunica Resorts, Mississippi. Apart from its wine and whiskey offerings, TEN10 has video poker stations as well as wide-screen TVs that are dedicated for Sports action. There are neither slots nor roulette machines so patrons who’d want to play such games while drinking fine liquor in the establishment would need to rely on their smartgadgets. Playing roulette or slots on the web is more advantageous anyway since online casino providers usually have more variety than the ones in brick-and-mortar casinos.
TEN10 holds a free wine and whiskey tasting every first Thursday of the month.
James is a freelance writer and an award-winning short story author. He’s currently writing his first novel, which he hopes to finish by the end of 2015. When he’s not busy writing, he can usually be seen in the kitchen cooking his favorite dishes.