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.
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
Bartender Justin Keating, Bluegrass Hospitality Group
Chef Alan Lamoureux, Bluegrass Hospitality Group
Four Roses Bourbon
Bartender David Phillips, The Fat Lamb
Chef Dallas McGarity, The Fat Lamb
Bartender Felicia Corbett, Trouble Bar
Chef Michael Crouch, Private Chef
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
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.