Winning Cocktail & Small Plate Recipes

2019 Winners - Please Check Back for Recipes

2018 Best Classic Cocktail 
- Final Ward 
Featuring 1792 Small Batch Bourbon from Barton 1792 Distillery

Created by Oliver Miller, Proof on Main

1.5 oz 1792 Small Batch
½ oz Yellow Chartreuse
½ oz Chamomilla di Sibona
½ oz Clarified Lemon Juice
Stir with ice, and strain into a chilled coupe glass.


2018 Best Classic Small Plate Fried Plantains
Featuring Kentucky Proud Sunflower Shoots from Fire Greens LLC in Louisville, Kentucky
Bobby Benjamin, Butchertown Grocery

Recipe Coming Soon!


2018 Best Classic Pairing
Cocktail: New York Sour Featuring George Remus Bourbon
Created by Austin Garrison, Bouquet Restaurant
Dish: Bourbon Soy Cured Kentucky Carp 
Featuring Kentucky Proud Kentucky Carp from Fin Gourmet Foods  in Paducah, Kentucky
Stephen Williams, Bouquet Restaurant

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2018 Best Contemporary Cocktail - Hair of the Dog
Featuring Evan Williams Single Barrel from Heaven Hill Distillery
Created by Brianna Hlava, Butchertown Sociale

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2018 Best Contemporary Small Plate Steak and Eggs
Featuring Kentucky Proud Strip Loin from Foxhollow Farms in Crestwood, KY and Farm Fresh Edggs from Farmer Joe's in Salvisa, KY
Loreal Gavin, Private Chef

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2018 Best Contemporary Pairing
Cocktail: Flamenco Featuring Blade and Bow Bourbon
Created by Nic Christiansen, Butchertown Grocery
Dish: Street Taco 
Featuring Kentucky Proud Black Radish from Spade & Table Farm in Louisville, KY 
Chef Bobby Benjamin, Butchertown Grocery

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2018 Bourbon Classic Cocktail and Culinary Challenge Teams

Barton 1792 Distillery Greg Galganski and Oliver Miller, Proof on Main  Chef Mike Wajda, Proof on Main
Blade and Bow Nic Christiansen, Butchertown Grocery  Chef Bobby Benjamin, Butchertown Grocery
Blanton's Bourbon Shelby Pipes, Volare Italian Ristorante Chef Josh Moore, Volare Italian Ristorante
Buffalo Trace Distillery  Norma Beekman, Lockbox Chef Jonathan Searle, Lockbox
Four Roses Bourbon Hunter Greene, Bistro 1860 Chef Michael Crouch, Bistro 1860
George Remus Bourbon  Austin Garrison, Bouquet Restaurant  Chef Stephen Williams, Bouquet Restaurant 
Heaven Hill Distillery Brianna Hlava, Butchertown Social  Chef Loreal Gavin, Private Chef
Michter's Distillery, LLC Morgan Polson, Down One Bourbon Bar Chef Ryan Smith, Harvest 
Woodford Reserve Isaac Fox, La Chasse Chef Andrew Welenken, La Chasse