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Louisville to host Kentucky Bourbon Affair in 2015

This year’s event sold nearly 2,000 tickets

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2014) — The Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp will return to Louisville again next year, from June 3-7.

Kentucky produces 95 percent of all the bourbon in the world.
Kentucky produces 95 percent of all the bourbon in the world.

This year’s event sold nearly 2,000 tickets to visitors from 26 states and three countries. In addition, coverage produced 135 news stories that captured 34 million unique visits.

“The Bourbon Affair is the premier event for Bourbon lovers and with Louisville’s long and storied whiskey history, it’s a chance to showcase our city to national and international visitors,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

This year’s event featured private distillery tours, personal barrel selections, gourmet delights with renowned Bluegrass chefs, rooftop tastings, custom cocktail parties, receptions at the homes of famed Bourbon Barons and even skeet shooting with a legendary Master Distiller.

Next year’s showcase promises to be even more “over the top,” said Adam Johnson, Director of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour and the chief Kentucky Bourbon Affair concierge.

“We asked this year’s participants what their dream Bourbon event would be, and they responded with some incredible ideas,” Johnson said. “Plus, the distilleries witnessed each other’s efforts, and I’m sure there will be some friendly rivalry to raise the bar.”

Attendees also requested more free time to explore Louisville, so the agenda will be adjusted to accommodate adventurous spirits. And there will be more nightcap offerings to highlight the city’s cosmopolitan allure and Urban Bourbon Trail tour.

A limited number of Golden Tickets will go on sale in November, guaranteeing holders their first choice at exclusive tours; VIP access to opening and closing events; early registration to nightcap events; customized itineraries; and personalized service from a Bourbon Affair concierge.

Once Golden Tickets are exhausted, tickets to individual and nightcap events will go on sale to the general public.

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