Welcome to the most exclusive and comprehensive Bourbon event of the year. From a wide range of tastings to informative presentations, you’ll experience Bourbon like you never have before. This weeklong event is an incredible opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the wonderful world of Bourbon.
PEOPLE AND BOURBON: THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR A GREAT PHOTO!
From sun up to sundown we don’t miss a minute of the action. Be sure to check out our photo gallery to catch a look at all things Bourbon Classic. From unique Bourbon samples to the incredible array of food and events, it’s all here!
SAMPLE BOURBON CLASSIC’S BEST OF THE BEST!
The finesse and expertise of crafting a unique cocktail or the perfect culinary dish is a passion and we would like to congratulate all of our winners! Check out our full list of past winners!
CREATE THE “PERFECT
COCKTAIL” AT HOME!
2017 Best Classic Cocktail
Featuting Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Created by Isaac Fox, La Chasse
Fraise de Champs
2017 Best Contemporary Cocktail
Featuring Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select
Created by Isaac Fox, La Chasse
“…the weekend-long event, which features tastings, seminars and a lively competition, serves as something like a Bourbon Country Homecoming. After all, most of the iconic living distillers and brand ambassadors who spend most of their time ambassador’ing throughout the country—if not the planet—see to it to be back in their home state each February and hang out in the Louisville. To wit: You’d be hard pressed to find a more distinguished lineup of industry luminaries than the crew that took the stage on Saturday afternoon.”
Liza Weisstuch, Drink Distiller, March 6, 2015
“This event has quickly established itself as a must-do event for the Kentucky bourbon aficionado; indeed, it is a classic after only three years. Mark your calendars now for next year’s event as the demand is surely soon to outgrow availability.”
Cary Ann Fuller, Examiner, February 27, 2015
“The Bourbon Classic is basically the Super Bowl or the Kentucky Derby of bourbon. It highlights the best of the best of our top industries, elevating both Louisville and Kentucky to an esteemed position. It’s also a one-stop shop for bourbon enthusiasts to drink bourbon with their favorite Master Distillers, bourbon legends, and bourbon media. The Bourbon Classic brings the bourbon community together for two nights of fun, food, and bourbon, filling a need in Louisville for a signature bourbon and food event.”
Maggie Kimberl, Louisville.com, February 23, 2015
“The event…featured two days of exclusive tastings, cooking and cocktail competitions, and educational seminars. But the undoubted highlight of the weekend was a panel discussion titled ‘The Bourbon Masters.’”
Chris Chamberlain, Food Republic, February 23, 2015
“Distillers with generations worth of bourbon-making in their family heritage roam the event floor (and speak to audiences in a series of panel discussions), making the Classic the most bourbon bolstered cocktail party in town.”
Paul Clarke, Imbibe Magazine, November/December 2014
“On a panel at The Bourbon Classic in Louisville, Kentucky just a few weeks ago, Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell thanked women for pushing the growth of whiskey. The audience, at least half women, clapped enthusiastically.”
Melissa McEwen, Chicagoist, March 2, 2015
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