Showcase Your Brand at an Event Like No Other

The Bourbon Classic is a unique week-long event that will focus on educating and entertaining the Bourbon connoisseur, along with the media who covet the attention of this sophisticated group. Situated in Louisville, Kentucky, the gateway to Bourbon Country, this event explores the “best of the best” in the authentic world of Bourbon, from the craftsmanship put into distilling to the pure enjoyment of the spirit.

This event presents a rare opportunity to position your company among connoisseurs, industry experts, national media and the finest products in Bourbon Country. The Classic is designed to appeal to the Bourbon enthusiast by providing a myriad of opportunities to enjoy and learn about Bourbon. Our program allows your company to have the highest presence and exposure to an audience which is keenly interested in all things Bourbon.

2019 sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information on sponsorships please contact Seth Thompson at 

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

Title Sponsor: Top Shelf, Bourbon University and Taste
Liquor Barn and Party Mart 

Culinary Sponsor
Kentucky Proud

Diamond Barrel Sponsor
Buffalo Trace Distillery 

Official Wine of Bourbon Classic
1000 Stories 

Friday VIP Sponsor
I.W. Harper

Platinum Barrel Sponsors
Barton 1792 Distillery
Michter's Distillery, LLC

Gold Barrel Sponsors
Blanton's Bourbon
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience/Blade and Bow
Four Roses Bourbon
George Remus Bourbon
Heaven Hill Distillery
Northern Kentucky CVB 
Urban Bourbon Trail
Woodford Reserve

Silver Barrel Sponsors 
Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.
Brooks Grain, LLC
Coopers' Craft
Glencairn Crystal
Jim Beam
Luxco Distillery
Old Forester
Slane Irish Whiskey

Artisan Barrel Sponsor
Copper and King's
Jefferson's Bourbon
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
Limestone Branch Distillery
McBrayer Law Firm
Uncle Nearest
Wilderness Trail Distillery 

Official Transportation of Bourbon Classic
JACO Limousine and Transportation

Official Bourbon Classic Ice
Kentucky Straight Ice 

Media Sponsors
The Audience Group
The Bourbon Review
Derby City Weekend / Wave3 News
Edible Louisville & the Bluegrass

Imbibe Magazine
Louisville Magazine 
Louisville SWIG
Outfront Media