KENTUCKY BOURBON FESTIVAL® TO HOST COMMUNITY EVENTS IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL BOURBON DAY

Tickets for Kentucky Bourbon Festival community events are now available for purchase

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(BARDSTOWN, KY) April 22, 2019- As one of the Commonwealth’s leading festivals, the twenty-eighth annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival® is gearing up for the occasion with 4 community events sure to peak any bourbon lover’s interest.

“The festival draws approximately 50,000 visitors from across the world to Bardstown, Kentucky each year,” says Kentucky Bourbon Festival Executive Director Jill Hawkins. “However, we feel as if the storied history of distilling America’s native spirit should be celebrated accordingly, and often, not just once a year! We’re excited for past festival patrons, as well as new friends within the industry, to experience these exciting upcoming events. ”

Event details are included below:

Stave & Thief Certified Bourbon Steward Training:

WHAT: Facilitated by the Kentucky Bourbon Festival team, with curriculum developed by Moonshine University®, event-goers will experience an in-depth educational session pertaining to the intricacies of Bourbon. Those who attend will receive a Certified Bourbon Steward Handbook and the opportunity to earn a Stave & Thief Certified Bourbon Steward lapel pin. Light appetizers will be served. Ticket are $75 per person. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: Kentucky Bourbon Festival Headquarters
114 N. Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004

Magic Bourbon Dinner:

WHAT: Magic Bourbon Dinner is America’s only speakeasy magic dinner show. The evening will host a night of spellbinding entertainment, fine food, a private Bourbon museum tour, and premium spirit tastings on behalf of Heaven Hill Bourbon. Registration is required. Tickets are $100 per person. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

WHEN: Thursday, June 13 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: Kentucky Bourbon Festival Headquarters
114 N. Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004

Bourbon Capital® Mixed Drink Challenge:

WHAT: A competition of mixology skills between distilleries, restaurants, and bars. The winner’s entry will be named the Official Cocktail of the 2019 Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness the creation and judgment of entries, as well as sample entries and dine on hors d’oeuvres. Registration is required. Tickets are $40 per person to attend. Entry fees for bars, restaurants, and distilleries are $50 per team.  Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

WHEN: Thursday, June 13 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

WHERE: 
Kentucky Bourbon Festival Headquarters
114 N. Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004

Kentucky Bourbon Festival Barrel Selection:

WHAT: An exclusive opportunity to select the 2019 Kentucky Bourbon Festival® barrel. Attendees will be guided in their decision by partners from Barton 1792 Distillery. The experience is inclusive of transportation to Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar, lunch, as well as six souvenir bottles* of the selected barrel. Registration is required. Tickets are $500 per person. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

*Bottles of the selected barrel will be available for purchase during the 2019 Kentucky Bourbon Festival (September 18 through September 22).

WHEN: Friday, June 14 at 10:00 AM

WHERE: Barton 1792
300 Barton Road
Bardstown, KY 40004

All events coincide with the celebration of National Bourbon Day, which falls on June 14, 2019. For further event details and to purchase tickets, please visit the official Kentucky Bourbon Festivalwebsite. The 2019 Kentucky Bourbon Festival will take place on September 18 through September 22.

For questions, inquiries, or additional details into the Kentucky Bourbon Festival’s scholarship program, please contact Jill Hawkins at 502.275.8384 or email at info@kybourbonfestival.com.

About the Kentucky Bourbon Festival®

Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World® and the home of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival®, which celebrates the storied history and art of distilling America’s native spirit. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival® began in 1992 as a Bourbon tasting and dinner and has grown tremendously over the past 27 years. Today, it is one of the Commonwealth’s leading festivals, and is not only a celebration of Bourbon, but also the people and the community that have supported the industry for generations. If you would like more information about this topic, please visit KYBourbonFestival.com or contact Jill Hawkins at 502.275.8384 or info@kybourbonfestival.com.

 

For More Information:
Jill Hawkins
502.275.8384
info@kentuckybourbonfestival.com

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