Our signature distilleries make the world’s best Bourbon. But that’s not all they do. There are holiday programs, special tasting events and even a Bourbon academy. Here’s a list of upcoming events and activities to help plan your trip.
For over 100 years, Vendome Copper and Brass Works has been fabricating and supplying stills, cookers, vats and other metal equipment to distilleries. Vendome was founded in Louisville by W. Elmore Sherman, Sr. and is now overseen by the fourth generation of the Sherman family.
On April 26, the Bourbon Brotherhood will get a private, behind the scenes tour of Vendome Copper and Brassworks to learn how these craftsmen create functional pieces of distillation artwork.
Our tour guide will be Shawn Stevens. Shawn has been working in the Sheet Metal Union since 1978, longer than any other Vendome employee. He is passionate about bourbon and has a certification from the Distilled Spirits Epicenter as a Whiskey Ambassador with the Stave and Thief Society. Shawn was recently invited to speak at New Mexico State University in both a classroom environment and at a community tasting.
After looking at all that distillery equipment, you’re sure to be thirsty and hungry, so we’ll adjourn to a speakeasy to satisfy both. Behind Butchertown Grocery is a little stairway that leads upstairs to Lola’s lounge.
We’ve reserved the entire speakeasy for the Brotherhood. Appetizers will be provided including baked stuffed mushrooms, pork belly skewers and their special “game changer” charcuterie board with a variety of specialty meats.
And of course we’ll have awesome door prizes as always. The Bourbon Brotherhood is a monthly gathering of men who enjoy bourbon and camaraderie. Is this politically correct? Probably not.
The Whisky Chicks and Louisville Bespoke have joined forces to host what they hope will be an annual event that combines Derby fashion, local artistry and bourbon. The only thing missing are the horses!
The event being held at Louisville Stoneware on Thursday, April 27th from 4-7pm, will be a Derby-themed afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and small desserts. Guests will be treated to specialty cocktails and Bourbon tastings featuring Rabbit Hole. Hat makers and designers who make Derby attire will be selling their wares at the event to help you look your best for “The Most Exciting 2 Minutes in Sports”. Sorry guys, this is a Fillies-only event!
Tickets are $35. Purchase before April 10th and save 20%. There will only be 45 tickets sold, so get them while you can.
NOTE: Member discounts will apply starting May 1st, 2017
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. No exceptions and no refunds.
We have reserved CENTRAL KENTUCKY TOURS’ 14 Passenger Bus for your Derby Transportation.
$125 / Seat
($250 / Couple)
Leave from the front steps of Beaumont Inn.
Parking very close to Front Gate at Churchill Downs.
Will return directly to the Inn following the Run for the Roses!
*Price Does NOT Include Admission to Churchill Downs. Must purchase tickets to Derby on your own.
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Call today, make your Room Reservation and Reserve your seats.
Kentucky’s most famous race comes to Owensboro (via live TV)! Join the O.Z. Tyler Distillery team for our first annual KY Derby Viewing Party.
Hosted on the front lawn of this historical distillery, this outdoor event is sure to be one of the year’s most talked about parties.
Live music throughout the event, great food, lawn games, cash bars, contests, prizes, and live Derby events screening on a huge High-Def screen (not to mention mint juleps and fancy hats) are just some of the fantastic things you can expect at this social event. So grab some friends and come on down to the distillery for some racing fun.
ANGEL’S ENVY DISTILLERY TOUR, TASTING & COCKTAIL CLASS
Enjoy a tour of the Angel’s Envy Distillery and learn how to mix exceptional cocktails. In this educational cocktail class, guests will learn how to make the Angel’s Envy signature distillery cocktail, The Henderson. Enjoy working at a personal cocktail station as you learn the techniques to construct a cocktail. From preparation to execution, explore the science behind each step, including making a syrup, proper proportioning, and using the right garnish to complement your delicious cocktail.
- This class includes a full distillery tour with a 3-part tasting
- Classes offered Thursdays at 5:30pm
- $45 per guest
- Guests receive a gift to aid in future cocktail endeavors
For more information and to make a reservation, please visit us at www.angelsenvy.com.
The Angel’s Envy Distillery is open for tours by reservation only every Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm, and every Sunday, from 1:00 – 5:00pm. Tours will not be available on Tuesdays.
Angel’s Envy™ is a proud member of the Kentucky Distiller’s Association (KDA)
Angel’s Envy™ 2017. Heaven Can Wait. Please Drink Responsibly.
angel’s envy Sales, Events & Marketing Manager
500 east main st.
louisville, ky 40202
(502) 693-3321 (M)
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Brunch & Tour: $47 per person – Tour at 11:45 Am, followed by brunch at 1 PM
Brunch Only: $40 per person – Brunch at 1 PM
Enjoy the blossoms in full bloom in the heart of bourbon & horse country while treating the family to a Spring Sunday Brunch at Woodford Reserve with a culinary feast prepared by Chef Ouita Michel and her team.
In honor of Memorial Day week, we will be drinking bourbon at the Vintage Warbirds Hangar at Bowman Field.
Our featured bourbon will be Old Forester! Old Forester was the first bottled bourbon. The Old Forester Mint Julep is the official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs.
We will also have a bar offering Old Forester neat, on the rocks or in a variety of cocktails crafted by an expert mixologist.
The Vintage Warbirds crew will treat us to a flyover demonstration (weather permitting), and a few land vehicles from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association will be on display as well.
We will be enjoying an aviation lovers delight of “wings & gas” (smoked wings and a side of baked beans). There will be some great door prizes too! The Brotherhood always has fun, but this is one event you won’t want to miss.
The Bourbon Brotherhood is a monthly social gathering for men who enjoy bourbon and camaraderie. Is this politically correct? Probably not.
Tuesday, June 6th, 10am-2pm
Jim Beam American Stillhouse, 526 Happy Hollow Road, Clermont, KY
Select your very own barrel of Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon with seventh generation Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe in Clermont, KY. You and a group of 20 people will go to the exclusive private barrel selection rackhouse to select 1 of 3 barrels to have bottled–all within your visit. The group will get to taste and bottle the selection of their choice in this rare, four-hour experience. The group will also tour the distillery and hand bottle their own Knob Creek® Single Barrel Bourbon. We’ll give you one bottle that’s specially labeled with a metal plate to commemorate the 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Affair event. A bourbon inspired BBQ lunch will be provided inside the historic T. Jeremiah Beam Home. Each participant will get the option of purchasing additional bottles from the barrel that is selected that day. A unique, one-of-a-kind experience not offered to the general public!
Tuesday, June 6th, 12pm-4pm
Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling Facility, 624 Lotus Road, Hwy 1604, Cox’s Creek, KY
Four Roses will provide an opportunity for 25 special guests to take part in “a day in the life of a Master Distiller.” Join our Master Distiller, Brent Elliott by evaluating and selecting our next Private Selection Barrel, which will be sold in the Four Roses Gift Shops. Brent and our guests will examine barrels of up to 10 of our recipes, and vote to determine their hand-selected Private Selection Barrel. They will individually transfer and filter out excess char into their bottle. Then, hand label, hand write barrel information, and finally cork the bottle. Four Roses will ensure all internal processes are completed, and each personalized bottle will be available at the Four Roses Gift Shops by the end of The Bourbon Affair Event. Lunch will be included.
Tuesday, June 6th, 1pm-4pm
Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center, 1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstonwn, KY
Head to Bardstown, KY and join Master Distiller Denny Potter in selecting a private barrel of Elijah Craig Bourbon bottled at barrel proof. Use a whiskey thief to taste directly from each barrel inside one of Heaven Hill’s 53 rickhouses. Apply your own face and side labels to a bottle from your favorite barrel. Can’t choose between the three barrels? No problem! Each guest will be able to purchase one additional bottle per barrel.
Tuesday, June 6th, 1-4pm
Wild Turkey Distillery, 1417 Versailles Rd, Lawrenceburg, KY
Let the Russells share almost 100 years of distilling experience as they take you on a behind the scenes tour to experience Bourbon & Rye production. As a group, select from prized barrels of Russell’s Reserve Rye and then gear up to bottle your own share on the production line.
Wednesday, June 7th, 9:30am-3pm
Independent Stave Company & Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling Facility
Transportation is provided from the Marriott Louisville East and is required.
Four Roses will provide an opportunity for up to 30 special guests to join Master Distiller, Brent Elliott and Sr. Brand Ambassador Al Young as they explore the art of coopering. The morning will begin with a tour of Independent Stave Company in Lebanon, KY where you’ll experience world-class oak barrel crafting and a short Oak 101 Presentation by the experts. After the tour, guests will travel to our Warehouse & Bottling Facility in Cox’s Creek where our barrels from ISC are filled and aged in single-story warehouses. Join the Four Roses Team for lunch in our new state of the art Bottling Facility and enjoy a tasting of up to 7 of our 10 unique Bourbon Recipes in the Private Barrel Room.
Wednesday 7 Friday, June 7th & 9th, 10am-3pm
Wild Turkey Distillery, 1417 Versialles Rd, Lawrenceburg, KY
Join the Masters, Eddie and Jimmy, as they guide you through the Wild Turkey Distillery located in Lawrenceburg, KY. Explore the rich history and age old process of making the finest Bourbon in the world along with hands on activities to give you even more insight into what it takes to produce this rich and unique liquid gold. Your day at Wild Turkey will include the rare opportunity to “Shoot the Bird” with the Masters in an onsite skeet shoot, led by industry professionals.
Following the skeet shoot, you will be given an opportunity few will ever receive. You will be tasked to create your own blend of Wild Turkey during the Rare Breed Challenge where your creations will be put to the ultimate test-the palate of a Master Distiller!
Your journey will come to an end at our historical Station Master’s House. Don’t worry about packing a brown bag, we have planned some of our favorite Kentucky themed dishes to be served.
To top off your unique experience you will be the first to receive a 750 ml bottle of our newly packaged, barrel proof Rare Breed bourbon-directly off the bottling line! We can’t wait to see you at the Wild Turkey Distillery.
Wednesday & Friday, June 7th & 9th, 10am-3pm
Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center, 1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown, KY
Towering Bourbon rickhouses dot the countryside of Kentucky, embracing their contents and nurturing their maturity. But beyond the barrels inside, rickhouses possess a history and wisdom that are as varied as their architecture and location.
Join us as we explore Bourbon history with local historian, Michael Veach, inside the Heaven Hill rickhouses. Your experience will include site visits to two historic rickhouse locations and one of the newest rickhouse sites in the Commonwealth, Cox’s Creek. Throughout the tour, you will grow to appreciate the complex construction and management of these massive structures but also the variance in flavors and qualities that challenge our distillers in crafting American Whiskey. Alongside Master Distiller Denny Potter, you will experience the sophisticated art of crafting whiskey aged in the 53 Heaven Hill rickhouses, by tasting various ages of whiskey straight from the barrel, as well as tasting previously released products that have aged there. Craft your own personal small batch from a selection of aged whiskey and label and bottle it on site. Take your own personal batch home, along with a box of samples of barrel proof whiskey from each rickhouse location visited.
Wednesday, June 7th, 10am-2pm
Wilderness Trail Distillery, 4095 Lebanon Road, Danville, KY
This event is a chance to explore the science behind Bourbon making by tasting and experiencing the differences between Kentucky water sources, various grains and processing, mash recipes, and yeast strains. Participants also will examine how bacteria and other microbes play a role in flavor development.
The event concludes with a scientific walk-through of the Bourbon making process and a look at barrel aging and exclusive selection and tasting of various Wilderness Trail Bourbons and Rye Whiskeys. Everyone will receive a special edition bottle of Rye Whiskey, which has yet to be released and is not available to the public. A Bourbon-themed luncheon with the experts offers everyone the opportunity for additional discussion and interaction.
Wednesday & Friday, June 7th & 9th, 10am-2pm
Bulleit Distilling Co., Shelbyville, KY
Join Tom Bulleit and the team at Bulleit Distilling Company for a first look at the new Shelbyville, KY Distillery. We broke ground on the state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly and efficient distillery in August of 2014 and plan to begin producing whiskey in early 2017. Our mission has always been to focus on our whiskey production first, so it will be some time before we open to the public. Hence why we are offering this “first look” to our passionate friends at the Kentucky Bourbon Affair. The experience will include a tour of the new Distillery, lunch and cocktails with Tom Bulleit and a souvenir bottle of Bulleit Bourbon to mark the occasion.
June 7th, 8th & 9th, 10am-2pm
Michter’s Distillery, 2351 New Millennium Dr, Louisville, KY
Be a part of a very special Michter’s Limited Release – Michter’s Limited Release Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Michter’s has never before released this product and it will only be released in Kentucky at the time of the 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Affair. This experience includes a welcome cocktail, personal tour of the Michter’s facility, learning the details of the special release, as well as a Bourbon inspired 4-course lunch. Guests will receive a souvenir bottle of the very special Michter’s Limited Release Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a set of commemorative rocks glasses and a photo. (All guests will be required to advise of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.)
Wednesday & Thursday, June 7th & 8th, 10am-2pm
Woodford Reserve Distillery, 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY
Take your Bourbon and culinary taste buds to the next level! Experience the pairing of Woodford Reserve Bourbon with food based on molecular commonalities. Explore the molecular pairings of Distiller’s Select, Double Oaked and Rye. Work side-by-side with Master Distiller Chris Morris and Award-winning Chef-In-Residence Ouita Michel to explore the flavor wheel. Experiment with Bourbon and food and enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared by Ouita Michel’s team. Commemorative engraved bottle of Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select included.
Wednesday & Thursday, June 7th & 8th, 10:30am-3pm
Alltech’s Brewing & Distilling Co., 475 Angliana Ave, Lexington, KY
Alltech will be hosting the KBA day events at the Alltech Brewery and Distillery located in downtown Lexington. Participants will be arriving first at the brewery location to attend a brewing and distilling workshop for a brief introduction and complementary drinks. Lead by our Master Distiller, Master Brewer, and Chief Technical Director, the discussion will focus on the different processes behind spirits production. Various exhibits will be on display such as charred oak barrels, different age spirits, beer, Rye whiskey, Irish whiskey, and Bourbon. Guests will also partake in multiple tastings of the Alltech brands. The beer component will consist of a tour of the brewery specifically focused on how bourbon plays a role in the production of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, as well as how it’s produced, aged, and bottled. Afterwards, guests will receive a tour of the Town Branch Distillery, led by our master distiller Mark Coffman, as well as fill, cork and label their own bottle of Town Branch single barrel bourbon. The day will include a catered lunch at the Town Branch Pub where a local bartender will be onsite creating specialty cocktails paired with the meal.