Cocktail and Culinary Challenge

Friday, November 5, 2021

Louisville Slugger Field
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test result within 72 hours of the event will be required to attend. Please visit our Health and Safety page for further information

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

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

10:00 pm - 10:30 - Awards Ceremony

Master bartenders will be matched with an acclaimed chef and Bourbon Classic sponsor distillery. Each team will compete for the title of “best cocktail” and "best small plate."

There will be two rounds of this competition - Classic and Contemporary and attendees will have the opportunity to sample each cocktail and small plate. 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.

Participating Teams

Bartender Greg Galganski, Proof on Main
Chef Jeff Dailey, Proof on Main

Bardstown Bourbon Company
Bartender Mara Hartings, The Kitchen & Bar at Bardstown Bourbon Company
Chef Stu Plush, The Kitchen & Bar at Bardstown Bourbon Company

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bartender Will Jones, Louisville Thoroughbred Society
Chef Lee Mayfield, Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Blanton's Bourbon
Bartender Justin Keating, Bluegrass Hospitality Group
Chef Alan Lamoureux, Bluegrass Hospitality Group

Buffalo Trace Distillery
Bartender Jacob Buckingham, Repeal
Chef Joshua Carter, Repeal

Four Roses Bourbon
Bartender David Phillips, The Fat Lamb
Chef Dallas McGarity, The Fat Lamb

Jefferson's Bourbon
Bartender Felicia Corbett, Trouble Bar
Chef Sunshine Flagg

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
Bartender Miranda Densford, Barn8
Chef Alison Settle, Barn8

Log Still Distillery
Bartender Jayma Neese, Bob’s Steak and Chophouse
Chef Chris McIntosh, Bob’s Steak and Chophouse

Michter's Distillery
Bartender Isaac Fox, La Chasse
Chef Alex Dulaney, La Chasse

Rabbit Hole Distillery
Bartender Ashley Angel, Rabbit Hole Distillery
Chef Ming Pu, Brooklyn and the Butcher

event details subject to change


Amber Lounge – A VIP Experience

Sponsored by: 1792
7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

VIP ticket holders will enjoy exclusive access to the Amber Lounge, which features special bourbon tastings from 1792, additional food options and comfortable seating.

Featured Restaurant Harrison-Smith House will create delicious small plates and a specialty cocktail. 

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