Saturday

TASTE

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Louisville Slugger Field
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 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

Bourbon University - attend 1 session of your choice.
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Tour and Tasting at Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery
Participants will experience a guided tour and tasting at Michter’s Fort Nelson Distillery. The tour will show guests all about our “Cost be Damned” approach to producing the highest quality American whiskeys. After learning about the extra steps that Michter’s takes throughout the whiskey process, guests will get to experience a Michter’s tasting and cocktails at The Bar at Fort Nelson.

Bourbon Classic will provide transportation. The bus will depart promptly at 5:30 and will return to Slugger Field at 7:00 pm for Taste

Health and Safety Requirements: At the Fort Nelson Distillery all guests will be required to show proof of full vaccination and matching ID. 

Distillery Tour

Tour and Tasting at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co
Guests will explore the distillery, learn the family history, see the whiskey-making process from grain to bottle, all under one roof. The tour will finish in the tasting room with samples of our finely made Bourbon and Rye whiskies.

Bourbon Classic will provide transportation. The bus will depart promptly at 5:30 and will return to Slugger Field at 7:00 pm for Taste

Health and Safety Requirements: Masks are encouraged at the distillery.

Tour and Tasting at Stitzel-Weller Distillery
Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935 and reopened to the public in 2014, the Stitzel-Weller Distillery is one of the true cathedrals of the American whiskey industry. Guests will enjoy a condensed tour of the Stitzel-Weller campus and 4-part tasting of Bulleit Bourbon, Bulleit 10 year, I.W. Harper NAS, and Blade & Bow.

Bourbon Classic will provide transportation. The bus will depart promptly at 5:30 and will return to Slugger Field at 7:00 pm for Taste

Health and Safety Requirements: All guests will be required to wear a mask throughout the distillery tour.

Justins’ House of Bourbon: Private Barrel Selection Tastings
This is not just a Bourbon store - it's a Destination! Home to the largest commercial display of vintage Bourbon, here's your chance to see and taste history. Experience includes tasting 2 HOB private barrel selections.

Bourbon Classic will walk guests to Justins' House of Bourbon. The group will depart promptly at 5:30 and will return to Slugger Field at 7:00 pm for Taste

Tasting Through Time with Buffalo Trace
Presenter: Freddie Johnson

Join Buffalo Trace Distillery for a tasting journey that starts in 1773 and winds through more than two centuries of bourbon making. Taste flagship whiskeys, and limited bourbons named after legendary men from the Distillery’s storied history, as host Freddie Johnson chronicles significant milestones from Buffalo Trace’s past.

Flavor Partners: The Magic of Pairing Food and Whiskey
Presenters: Andrea Wilson, Michter's Distillery, Kelly Ramsey, Art Eatables and Steve Coomes, whiskey writer and author

Despite the excitement surrounding American whiskey, few have experienced the thrill of pairing it with food. In this session, you will enjoy a one-of-a-kind sensory and tasting experience.

Bourbon’s BFFS: Making Great Bourbon Cocktails
Presenters: Paul Clarke & Bill Whitlow

Enjoying great bourbon requires nothing more than a glass and a friend or two, but bourbon’s also an affable spirit, getting along great with a wide range of cocktail ingredients. This session will delve into some of bourbon’s best friends behind the bar, from citrus and spice, to aromatized wines and rich liqueurs, and bold, bitter accents. We’ll talk about (and taste!) several examples of intriguing bourbon cocktails, and send you on your way with fresh ideas on how to liven up your next bourbon cocktail hour.

Bardstown Bourbon Company: From Grain to Glass with a New Blend of Bourbon Makers
Presenters: Leslie Bryan, Logan Dunbar, Jeremy Irvin

The Bardstown Bourbon Company team will lead a tasting of our unaged distillate, high rye maturate, Fusion Series, and Discovery Series. All aspects of the distilling process will be reviewed, from grains to mash, distilling, aging, and bottling. The session will also touch on blending to create unique bourbons.

Castle & Key Distillery: Modern Whiskey Blending 
Presenter: Brett Connors

Join Castle & Key's Lead Blender & Whiskey Wizard, Brett Connors as he shares the tale of our storied distillery, and pulls back the curtain around the whiskey blending process. This session will include a tasting of C&K's uniquely blended whiskies where we put the emphasis on consistency of quality over consistency of flavor.

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TASTE
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

It’s time for a Bourbon experience like no other! Savor Bourbon tastings from our Bourbon Classic distillers and meet distiller representatives. Special guest Chef Ming Pu from Brooklyn and the Butcher will create 2 delicious small plates. Guests will also receive a Glencairn tasting glass.

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Amber Lounge – A VIP Experience

Sponsored by: Buffalo Trace Distillery
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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

Special guest bartender Bill Whitlow, owner of Rich's Proper Food and Drink in Covington, KY will be creating craft cocktails. Featured Chef Paul Sant, Executive Chef at the Seelbach hotel will be creating delectable dishes. 

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