In a ceremony in London, the World’s Best and individual country winners in the Icons of Whisky global winners were announced. After winning Whisky Magazine America’s Icons of Whisky Bar of the Year award in 2022 and 2023, Bourbons Bistro was also named 2023 Global Bar of the Year.
“We’re so excited to bring these awards home to Kentucky, the birthplace of bourbon,” says Bourbons Bistro co-founder Jason Brauner. “We’re inviting folks from distilleries across the state to come and raise a glass with us. After all, if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be here!”
The event will be held on location at Bourbons Bistro in the historic Clifton neighborhood of Louisville. This celebration is free to attend and open to the public.
“We can’t wait to host bourbon lovers from every corner of Kentucky,” says Bourbons Bistro General Manager Margot McMillen, “We’re looking forward to sharing this prestigious award with friends and family, as well as all the citizens of Bourbon Country.”
The celebration will include complimentary local food from Bourbons Bistro, a cash bar with hand-crafted cocktails, as well as live music from Hickory and Friends, tastings, and experiences from some of the most beloved bourbon and whisky brands from all over the state.
Whisky and bourbon brands scheduled to participate include Barrell Craft Spirits Distillery, Bluegrass Distillers, Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskeys, Castle & Key Distillery, Jefferson’s Reserve, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., Maker’s Mark, Michter’s Distillery, Old Forester, and Woodford Reserve.
Schedule of events (subject to change)
Cash bar – 6:00pm to 12:00am
Tastings and bourbon experiences – 6:00pm to 9:00pm*
Complimentary appetizers from Bourbons Bistro – 6:00pm to 10pm
Live music – 8:00pm – 12:00am
*Tastings will be subject to a minimal charge at the door.