The second annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair–dubbed a fantasy camp for bourbon lovers–will be held Wednesday through Sunday, June 3-7, and will include a huge roster of events, from barrel selections at distilleries to a day of fishing with Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe at his father’s favorite fishing hole (which includes a fish fry), to bourbon cooking classes to concerts and crab boils.
Nine distilleries–Bulleit, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Michter’s, Town Branch, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve–will participate in the event, opening their production facilities to tours, classes and other events.
The daily events around the Kentucky Bourbon Trail are priced a la carte. The fifty Golden Tickets, which guaranteed first choice of various events, are already sold out at $1500 each. Daily events are priced from $75 a person on up.
Transportation to the various events out in the state will be provided from Marriott Louisville East, the hotel headquarters of this year’s event. Various nighttime events include dinner at The Oakroom with the Russells from Wild Turkey; a Maker’s Mark progressive dinner; and an Old Forester Speakeasy in The Rathskeller at the Seelbach Hotel.
For full information of what events are still available, click here.