Friday, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 

Bourbon Classic Cocktail & Culinary Challenge 

New Venue - The Henry Clay 
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Classic Cocktails and Small Plates 
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Contemporary Cocktails and Small Plates 

Master bartenders will be matched with an acclaimed chef and Bourbon Classic sponsor distillery – and will compete for the title of “perfect cocktail” and "perfect small plate."
There will be two rounds of this competition - Classic and Contemporary. Enjoy a tasting portion of each cocktail and small plate. There will be 18 different cocktails and small plates throughout the evening.

A select panel of media personalities and industry experts will evaluate the cocktails and small plates individually and as pairings and select winners for each category.

2019 Participants
Barton 1792 Distillery Jeff Swoboda, Proof on Main Chef Mike Wajda, Proof on Main
Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon       Kelsey Hoffman, RYE  Chef Zach Chancey, RYE
Blanton’s Bourbon Nina Rojas, Volare Italian Ristorante Chef Josh Moore, Volare Italian Ristorante
Buffalo Trace Distillery Emily Albert, bar Vetti Chef Ryan Rogers, Hi Cotton Hospitality
Chef Andrew McCabe, bar Vetti
Michter's Distillery, LLC Sarah Thomas and Jayma Neese
Bob’s Steak and Chop House          
Chef Paul Sant, Bob’s Steak and Chop House 
Woodford Reserve Leslee Macpherson, Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants Chef Ouita Michel, Chef Nat Henton and Chef Charles Taylor, Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants

Amber Lounge - VIP Experience (VIP Ticket Holders Only) 
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sponsored by: 

VIP ticket holders will enjoy exclusive access to the Amber Lounge, which features special bourbon tastings from Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, additional food options and comfortable seating. 

After Party 
Location to be announced