Talent

Bourbon Classic Brings Together the Best of the Best!

The finesse and expertise of crafting a unique cocktail or the perfect culinary dish is a passion. Bourbon Classic celebrates the up and coming, as well as the celebrated talent of the bourbon world to explore and excite your senses!

Cheers to all the Bartenders and Chefs who make each Bourbon Classic event special. Here is the list of previous Cocktail and Culinary Challenge Winners.

2021 Talent

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Ashley Angel

Bar Manager | Rabbit Hole Distillery

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Jack Beguedou

The Hood Sommelier

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Robert Bleifer

Chef, Consultant, Culinary Producer

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Paul Clarke

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Bourbon University Presenter
Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Felicia Corbett

Beverage Director | Trouble Bar

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Jeff Dailey

Executive Chef | Proof on Main

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Miranda "Randi" Densford

Bar Manager | Barn8

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Alex Dulaney

Executive Chef | La Chasse

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Kevin Gibson

Freelance Writer

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Isaac Fox

Bartender | La Chasse

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Mara Hartings

Bartender | The Kitchen & Bar at Bardstown Bourbon Company

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Will Jones

Bartender | Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Justin Keating

Bartender
Bluegrass Hospitality Group

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Alan Lamoureux

Corporate Executive Chef
Bluegrass Hospitality Group

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Lee Mayfield

Executive Chef | Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Dallas McGarity

Corporate Executive Chef | The Fat Lamb

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Christopher McIntosh

Executive Chef
Bob’s Steak and Chophouse

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Andrea Meriwether

Chief Curator, BarFare Concepts

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Jayma Neese

Leading Bartender
Bob’s Steak and Chophouse

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Stu Plush

Executive Chef | The Kitchen & Bar at Bardstown Bourbon Company

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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David Phillips

Bar Manager | The Fat Lamb

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Ming Pu

Executive Chef | Brooklyn and the Butcher

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Paul Sant

Executive Chef | Seelbach Hilton

VIP Amber Lounge (Saturday) 

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Alison Settle

Executive Chef | Barn8

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Mike Wajda

Executive Chef | Everyday Kitchen

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Bill Whitlow

Rich's Proper

Bourbon University Presenter
VIP Amber Lounge (Saturday) 

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