The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey

The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey Offers More Than Just Food

The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey opened its doors to the public on Friday, August 8th, 2014 in Cottleville, MO at 5065 State Highway N. We will strive to provide a unique, relaxing urban winery and whiskey bar where guests can enjoy premium wine and whiskey products as well as a lunch and dinner menu. Guests will enjoy a smoke free environment in the main seating area. Cigar patrons can enjoy the cigar lounge and outdoor seating that is smoke friendly.

Owners, John and Bridgette Hamilton both have degrees in Pharmacy, and Bridgette has a Masters in Counseling. It may not seem the conventional transition to get into the restaurant business, but this is the type of outside approach that makes The Rack House so unique.

“We’re looking at everything from the perspective of a customer.” –Bridgette Hamilton.

Bridgette and John have found experts in the restaurant and the service industry that have brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to The Rack House. They also bring a casual approach to the business that will make everyone feel welcome, especially those new to wine or whiskey.

“We’re anything but pretentious. We’ll help you find a wine or whiskey you’ll like and provide a welcome atmosphere that will keep you coming back.” –John Hamilton.

Come by and see us sometime, we’re sure you’ll have a great time!

Philip Day

Philip Day


Chef Philip comes to The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey with 16 years of professional kitchen experience. He most recently served as Executive Chef at Café Solae in the Central West End. Previous to Café Solae Philip was Executive Chef at Lake Forest Country Club in Lake St. Louis for three years and also served as sous chef there for two years before that.

While studying Culinary Arts at St. Louis community college Philip apprenticed under Chef Marcel Keraval at Café de France for 4 years eventually reaching his first sous chef position at age twenty one. Philip has also held sous chef positions in the kitchens of Chez Leon and Canoe Regional American Fare. He has also spent some time in the Kitchen of James Beard Award Winning restaurant Niche.

Philip lives with his wife Jamie and thirteen month old son Waylon in Lincoln County. In his free time Philip enjoys traveling, collecting cookbooks, loves trying new restaurants and is an avid outdoorsman.

In addition to his excellent Upscale American Comfort Food Menu, Chef also provides Vegan and Gluten-Free Menu options as well!

Josh French

Josh French

General Manager

Josh has been with the Rack House for over a year and a half and continues to provide an unparalleled level of customer service.
Josh brings over a decade of management and hospitality, previously spending many years at the Ritz-Carlton and most recently managing at Oceania.
Josh’s vast knowledge of whiskey is highlighted with his rotation of barrel aged Manhattan’s and other unique blends. He’s always happy to spend a few minutes talking to our guests about whiskey or beer and can help you pair your drink with one of our cigar selections.
If you’ve not been into The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey before, or if its been a while, stop by sometime and strike up a conversation with Josh. We think you’ll leave feeling like you have a new friend…who knows a lot about whiskey!