Tickets go on sale Friday at 9 a.m.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2014) – The inaugural showcase of Kentucky’s finest bourbon just got better.
Tickets to elite “nightcap” events during the Kentucky Bourbon Affair will go on sale Friday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m., the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and Original Makers Club announced today.
“Our legendary distilleries have designed these ultra-rare evening opportunities to enhance your Kentucky Bourbon Affair experience and to highlight the culture and cuisine of our host city, Louisville,” said KDA President Eric Gregory.
“These are extremely limited affairs, some with only a handful of tickets available. If you’re serious about bourbon and food, don’t pass up the chance to attend any of these once-in-a-lifetime events.”
The website for more information and to purchase tickets is kybourbonaffair.com.
Ticket prices will range from $125 to $225 per event. Most will start around 7 p.m., and some include transportation.
Activities will include:
♦ Private tour at the historic Brown-Forman campus, ending with a celebratory toast under the Old Forester water tower, one of Louisville’s timeless bourbon landmarks
♦ Custom cocktail party with Kentucky’s craft distillers at Moonshine University, where guests will design and create their own personal mixers to take home
♦ Intimate reception, tour and tasting at the home of Bill Samuels, Jr., chairman emeritus of Maker’s Mark Distillery
♦ Exclusive personal barrel selection at Four Roses Distillery, complete with your own copper whiskey thief and hand-labeled bottle
♦ Gourmet dinners with renowned Bluegrass chefs pairing Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey, Four Roses, Michter’s and more iconic brands with culinary delights
Tickets also are on sale for daytime distillery tours and opening & closing events.
The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is a four-day bourbon fantasy camp that will be held May 14-18, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and events at the most famous bourbon distilleries in the world. It’s the only whiskey event created and executed by the distilleries themselves.
This year’s Affair will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Congress declaring bourbon “America’s only native spirit.” In addition, the KDA has partnered with the Original Makers Club on prestigious opening and closing festivities featuring the unique bourbon lifestyle.
Gregory said the KDA and OMC are finalizing a few other ideas that will be revealed in the coming weeks. “Things that quite possibly have never been done in Louisville before that will certainly get everyone’s attention,” he said.
“The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is going to be the ‘can’t miss’ event of the year,” Gregory said. “Ticket sales are strong with bourbon lovers coming from all corners of America. It truly is going to be an affair to remember.”