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2020 Cocktail & Culinary Challenge Winners

Bourbon Classic 2020

Best Classic Cocktail

Taiwanese Manhattan
Featuring Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon

Created by:
Dante Wheat, The 502 Bar and Bistro

Distillery Partner:
Heaven Hill Distillery

Bourbon Classic 2020

Best Classic Small Plate

Cavehill BLT Grits

Featuring Kentucky Proud Grits from Weisenberger Mills in Midway, KY and Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm in Louisville, KY.

Created By: Bluegrass Supper Club
Chef Coby Ming
Chef Damaris Phillips

Distillery Partner:
Rabbit Hole Distillery

Bourbon Classic 2020

Best Classic Pairing

Mint Julep
Featuring Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Created By:
Barret Cooper, Bluegrass Supper Club

Cavehill BLT Grits

Featuring Kentucky Proud Grits from Weisenberger Mills in Midway, KY and Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm in Louisville, KY.

Created By: Bluegrass Supper Club
Chef Coby Ming
Chef Damaris Phillips

Distillery Partner:
Rabbit Hole Distillery

Bourbon Classic 2020

Best Contemporary Cocktail

Green Beans
Featuring Michter's US*1 Kentucky Straight Rye

Created By:
Josh Anderson, Butchertown Grocery

Distillery Partner:
Michter's Distillery

Bourbon Classic 2020

Best Contemporary Small Plate

Smoked Pork Cheek Sausage

Featuring Kentucky Proud Pork Cheek from Marksbury Farm in Lancaster, KY.

Created By:
Chef Zach Chancey, RYE

Distillery Partner:
Buffalo Trace Distillery

Bourbon Classic 2020

Best Contemporary Pairing

Water Buffalo
Featuring Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Created By:
Kelsey Hofmann, RYE

Smoked Pork Cheek Sausage

Featuring Kentucky Proud Pork Cheek from Marksbury Farm in Lancaster, KY.

Created By:
Chef Zach Chancey, RYE

Distillery Partner:
Buffalo Trace Distillery

2019 Cocktail & Culinary Challenge Winners

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Best Classic Cocktail

Bourbon Amaretto Sour
Featuring Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Created by:
Kelsey Hoffman, RYE

Distillery Partner:
Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

2019ClassicSmallPlate

Best Classic Small Plate

Woodford Blintz

Featuring Kentucky Proud Microgreens from Salad Days Farm in Versailles, KY, Kentucky Rose Cheese and Frommage Blanc Cheese from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese in Austin, KY

Created By: Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants
Chef Ouita Michel
Chef Charles Taylor
Chef Nat Henton

Distillery Partner:
Woodford Reserve

2019ClassicPairingMichters

Best Classic Pairing

Rickhouse Sour 
Featuring Michter's Small Batch Bourbon

Created By:
Jayma Neese and Sarah Thomas, Bob’s Steak and Chop House

Bourbon Corn Mash Pancakes

Featuring Kentucky Proud Smoked Salmon from Shukman’s Fish Co. and Smokery in Louisville, KY

Created By:
Chef Paul Sant, Bob’s Steak and Chop House

Distillery Partner:
Michter’s Distillery

2019ContemporaryCocktail_Square

Best Contemporary Cocktail

The Beetnik
Featuring Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon

Created By:
Karla Plott, ON3 at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Distillery Partner:
Heaven Hill Distillery

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Best Contemporary Small Plate

Winter Tok-Sel: Lima Bean Puree with Roasted Winter Root Vegetables and Pumpkin Seed Oil

Featuring Kentucky Proud Elephant Ear from Field Day Family Farm in Louisville, Kentucky

Created By:
Chef Bruce Ucán, Mayan Cafe

Distillery Partner:
Heaven Hill Distillery

2019ContemporaryPairingWinners_Square

Best Contemporary Pairing

The Beetnik
Featuring Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon

Created By:
Karla Plott, ON3 at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Winter Tok-Sel: Lima Bean Puree with Roasted Winter Root Vegetables and Pumpkin Seed Oil

Featuring Kentucky Proud Elephant Ear from Field Day Family Farm in Louisville, Kentucky

Created By:
Chef Bruce Ucán, Mayan Cafe

Distillery Partner:
Heaven Hill Distillery

2018 Cocktail & Culinary Challenge Winners

Classic Cocktail Final Ward Oliver Miller Proof on Main Barton 1792

Best Classic Cocktail

Final Ward
Featuring 1792 Small Batch Bourbon

Created by:
Oliver Miller, Proof on Main

Distillery Partner:
Barton 1792 Distillery

Classic Small Plate Fried Plantains Bobby Benjamin Butchertown Grocery Blade and Bow

Best Classic Small Plate

Fried Plantains

Featuring Kentucky Proud Sunflower Shoots from Fire Greens LLC in Louisville, KY

Created By:
Chef Bobby Benjamin, Butchertown Grocery

Distillery Partner:
Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Classic Pairing Bouquet Restaurant George Remus - Square

Best Classic Pairing

New York Sour
Featuring George Remus Bourbon

Created By:
Austin Garrison, Bouquet Restaurant

Bourbon Soy Cured Kentucky Carp 

Featuring Kentucky Proud Carp from Fin Gourmet Foods in Paducah, KY

Created By:
Chef Stephen Williams, Bouquet Restaurant

Distillery Partner:
George Remus Bourbon

Contemp Cocktail Hair of the Dog (2)

Best Contemporary Cocktail

Hair of the Dog
Featuring Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon

Created By:
Brianna Hlava, Butchertown Social

Distillery Partner:
Heaven Hill Distillery

Contemp Small Plate Steak and Eggs Loreal Gavin Private Chef Heaven Hill

Best Contemporary Small Plate

Steak and Eggs

Featuring Kentucky Proud Strip Loin from Foxhollow Farms in Crestwood, KY and Farm Fresh Eggs from Farmer Joe’s in Salvisa, KY

Created By:
Chef Loreal Gavin, Private Chef

Distillery Partner:
Heaven Hill Distillery

Contemp Pairing Butchertown Grocery Blade and Bow (3)

Best Contemporary Pairing

Flamenco
Featuring Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Created By:
Nic Christiansen, Butchertown Grocery

Street Taco

Featuring Kentucky Proud Black Radish from Spade & Table Farm in Louisville, KY

Created By:
Chef Bobby Benjamin, Butchertown Grocery

Distillery Partner:
Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

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