Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m., Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave. will host a 4-course dinner created to complement pairings of tastings of and cocktails made with various bottlings of spirits from Russell’s Reserve. Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller of Wild Turkey Distillery, will be the special guest speaking on the specific qualities diners can discover in the drink pairings.

The tastings will include a flight consisting of Russell’s Reserve 10 yr., Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel and Russell’s Reserve Rye. The reception cocktail will be a  “Kicking Chicken.”

The menu will start with a seared scallop with Bourbon creamed corn, followed by a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, burrata cheese and basil pesto. The entrée, served with a “Russell’s Ward” cocktail, will be Bourbon barrel-smoked beef brisket. Dessert will be 10 Year Tiramisu, served with a “Nutty Bird” cocktail

The dinner and drink pairings will be $60. Call (502) 899-9904 or email