The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is a five day celebration of bourbon spanning May 14 through 18 in the Kentuckiana region.
The event is kicked off by The Bourbon Premier at Hermitage Farm in Goshen where up to 300 guests will gather to enjoy bourbon-inspired cuisine and cocktails while rubbing elbows with bourbon big-wigs. Despite being approximately 20 miles from downtown Louisville in Oldham county, guests need not worry about getting behind the wheel after enjoying some of the Commonwealth’s finest beverages: transportation will be provided to and from the Louisville Marriott East starting at 7 PM with buses returning to the River City starting at 9:30 PM. For attendees who do drive to the opening event, valet service will be available.
Other Bourbon Affair evening events include a “day in the life of a master distiller” experience from Four Roses, dinner events with the master distillers including Chris Morris of Woodford Reserve and Jimmy Russell of Wild Turkey, the Old Forester Cocktail Toast & Tour, craft bourbon events, liquor appraisals and more.
The crown jewel of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair is the Black Tie – Silver Screen – Golden Anniversary event Saturday night, May 17, at the Pendennis Club in downtown Louisville. Here, guests will join bourbon royalty and celebrities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the congressional resolution declaring bourbon to be “America’s only native spirit.”
The entire affair is capped off on the 18th with a Polo Tournament presented by Maker’s Mark and Lexington Polo.
Special “Golden Tickets” – complete with special priveleges – have long since sold out, with only 50 available at over $1,300 each, but there are still plenty of tickets left for other events available at the Kentucky Bourbon Affair website.