“Bottled heat”

“Bottled heat”

A Sandpearl tradition

It all begins in 1937 when Goodman Kelleher owned the Clearwater Beach Hotel – the site where the popular Sandpearl Resort now stands. At the time, the Kelleher’s hotel did not have a heating system leaving guests a little chilly on rare cold nights in Clearwater.  To ward off the cold, Kelleher began passing out complimentary nips of bourbon.  This tradition made national news and was so popular with hotel guests that it continued every season thereafter.

Today, Sandpearl Resort still honors the tradition whenever the temperature is projected to dip below freezing (32° Fahrenheit a rare occasion).

Cheers to another great Clearwater tradition.

 

 

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