Events

Bourbon Classic 2015 will take place Feburary 20 - 21 at the
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Friday, February 20, 2015

From the Barrel to the Bar: Bourbon Classic Cocktail Challenge

“Mix things up” at this exciting exploration of what’s classic and contemporary in the world of bourbon cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Teams of master bartenders will be matched with an acclaimed chef and Bourbon Classic sponsor distillery – and vie for the title of “perfect cocktail.” Meet the contestants and hear them discuss their creations … chat with the distillers and representatives about what makes the brands unique … and enjoy a tasting portion of each cocktail and small plate. A select panel of media personalities and industry experts will evaluate the cocktails individually and as pairings and select the winner.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Classic Cocktails & Small Plates: Tasting & Competition Judging

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Contemporary Bourbon Cocktails & Small Plates: Tasting & Competition Judging

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Amber Lounge (VIP Only)

VIPs will enjoy exclusive access to the Amber Lounge, which features special bourbon tastings. Take advantage of one-on-one time with our sponsor brand distiller and chat with the founders of The Bourbon Review. No better place to get “up close and personal” with the industry’s rock stars!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Bourbon Experience

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Bourbon Classic University: Session 1
Session topics to include:
Country Ham & Bourbon
Bourbon Flavor Profiles
Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer
Entertaining with Bourbon
Bourbon Collectors

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Welcoming Session from Master Distillers & Brand Legends

Join hundreds of fellow enthusiasts as you meet the Master Distillers and Brand Representatives of our sponsoring brands. Enjoy the intimate setting as you hear the story of their personal journeys and the stories behind the development of some of bourbon’s most famous brands. This is a focused, one-on-one conversation designed to deliver unique insights into the product and the personality.

5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Bourbon Classic University: Session 2
Session topics to include:
Bourbon & Cheese Pairings
The Latest in Bourbon Cocktails
Bourbon Authors
Culinary Bourbon

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Ultimate Bourbon Experience

It’s time for a bourbon experience like no other! Savor bourbon tastings from our Bourbon Classic distillers, then meet the distiller representatives and discuss what makes their product unique. As you mingle, enjoy delicious dishes that have been specially selected to complement the bourbon tasting experience. You’ll also explore displays of bourbon-related products – the items that enhance the enjoyment of food and bourbon, or specialty foods that feature bourbon.

6:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Amber Lounge (VIP Only)

VIPs will enjoy exclusive access to the Amber Lounge, which features special bourbon tastings. Take advantage of one-on-one time with our sponsor brand distiller and chat with the founders of The Bourbon Review. No better place to get “up close and personal” with the industry’s rock stars!

Schedule subject to change