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.

Immense Thank You to the 2020 Talent!

Please support our friends from the restaurants listed below. Stay tuned for the 2021 talent announcement

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Josh Anderson

Bar Manager | Butchertown Grocery

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Bobby Benjamin

Executive Chef & Owner
Butchertown Grocery

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Robert Bleifer

Chef, Consultant, Culinary Producer

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Miyee Carney

Bartender | Holly Hill Inn

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Zach Chancey

Executive Chef | RYE

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Paul Clarke

Executive Editor | Imbibe Magazine

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Ben Comfort

Chef | Harvest

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Barret Cooper

Bartender | Bluegrass Supper Club

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Cassidee Dabney

Executive Chef | Blackberry Farm

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Lyda Dang

Beverage Manager | Seelbach Hilton

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Taylor Dedrick

Executive Chef | Doc's Bourbon Room

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Kristina Dyer

Executive Chef | La Chasse

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Samantha Fore

Owner and Chef
TukTuk Sri Lankan Bites

TASTE

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Isaac Fox

Bartender | La Chasse

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Nat Henton

Chef | Holly Hill Inn

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Kelsey Hofmann

Bartender | RYE

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Justin Keating

Bartender
Bluegrass Hospitality Group

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Bob Knott

Bartender | Seelbach Hilton

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Alan Lamoureux

Corporate Executive Chef
Bluegrass Hospitality Group

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Andrew McCabe

Executive Chef and Partner | bar Vetti

TASTE

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Ouita Michel

Executive Chef/Owner | Holly Hill Inn

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Coby Ming

Bluegrass Supper Club

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Josh Moore

Executive Chef and Managing Partner 
Volare Italian Ristorante

Savor + Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Caroline Paulus

Senior Editor | The Bourbon Review

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Damaris Phillips

Bluegrass Supper Club

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Ming Pu

Executive Chef | The 502 Bar & Bistro

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Emily Ryan

Bartender | Volare Italian Ristorante

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Paul Sant

Executive Chef | Seelbach Hilton

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Jared Schubert

Co-Founder | Camp Runamok
Owner | BarHaus

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Jonathan Searle

Executive Chef | Proof on Main

Top Shelf + TASTE

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Sam Slaughter

Food and Drink Editor | The Manual

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Keri Smith

Bartender | Doc's Bourbon Room

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Mary Stuart Barrett

Bartender | Harvest

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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Levon Wallace

Culinary Director | El Camino

TASTE 

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Molly Wellmann

Owner | Japps Since 1879

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge (Judge)

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Dante Wheat

Beverage Director | The 502 Bar & Bistro

Cocktail & Culinary Challenge

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