LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 5, 2016) – Attendees of this year’s Bourbon Mixer, a fundraiser hosted by the Whisky Chicks and the Bourbon Brotherhood to benefit Coalition for the Homeless, will be among the first to taste Brown-Forman’s new Coopers’ Craft, the company’s first new bourbon brand in 20 years. Coopers’ Craft is a celebration of Brown-Forman’s more than 70 years of expertise raising its own barrels and uses a unique charcoal finishing process. The 3rd Annual Bourbon Mixer will be held at The Gillespie at 6:30pm on Saturday, August 13.
Other bourbons unique to this type of event will be offered, including Rabbit Hole, a new craft distillery located in Louisville’s Nulu neighborhood, and Angels Envy, which was recently named “the world’s finest bourbon” by The Bourbon Review. The silent auction will offer opportunities to take home signed and rare bottles, private tasting events, and a one-of-a-kind bourbon experience including an overnight stay on Whiskey Row with a private tasting from the Whisky Chicks or the Executive Bourbon Steward certification through Moonshine University.
In addition to sampling 20 different bourbons, guests can also enjoy bourbon cocktails and treats made especially for this event. Additional participating distilleries include Buffalo Trace, Makers Mark, Heaven Hill, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Bulleit Distillery and Jefferson’s Reserve.
The event will also feature upscale southern cuisine, live music by local favorite Tanita Gaines, a silent auction with one-of-a-kind bourbon experiences and rare bottles of whiskey, and the opportunity to mingle with bourbon celebrities. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online at www.BourbonMixer.com for $125.
All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Rx: Housing Veterans, a Coalition for the Homeless program targeted specifically toward assisting Louisville’s homeless veterans.
About the Bourbon Brotherhood
Bourbon Brotherhood is a men’s group that meets monthly to enjoy Bourbon and camaraderie. They meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at various locations. Some of the men are true aficionados, some are just learning about Bourbon and many are somewhere in between. The group has enjoyed making friends and business connections while learning about Bourbon and experiencing new and exclusive venues. For more information, visit www.BourbonBrotherhood.com.
About the Whisky Chicks
The Whisky Chicks are libation liberators, whisky educators and friendship facilitators. Founded in January 2014 by successful entrepreneur Linda Ruffenach, the Whisky Chicks are on a mission to introduce and educate more women to the pleasures of a good glass of whisky, while making good friends along the way. From the novice to the connoisseur, the young professional to the great grandmother, they have something for everyone. For more information, visit www.WhiskyChicks.com.
About the Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless, located at 1300 S. 4th Street, Suite 250, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Louisville. The Coalition has a three-pronged approach to this mission: advocacy, education, and coordination of their 29 member agencies who provide a variety of services to the homeless throughout the city. The Coalition won the 2014 Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s Art of Social Innovation Pyramid Award for its Bed One-Stop Program. For more information, visit www.louhomeless.org, call (502) 636-9550, or find The Coalition for the Homeless on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LouHomeless or on Twitter @louhomeless.