The Bourbon Classic


The 5th anniversary of the Bourbon Classic in Louisville was an epic success. I met people from all over the country and world here in Louisville to observe and experience bourbon culture, learn about new and established expressions and be inspired by chefs and bartenders offering their creations.

The week-long event is a rare, interactive opportunity that delivers education and entertainment exclusively focused on the Bourbon enthusiast. Hundreds of Bourbon enthusiasts gathered in Louisville, the gateway to all the heritage and innovation of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country, to explore the “best of the best” in the world of Bourbon—from the craftsmanship of distilling to the pure enjoyment of the spirit in its many forms.

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Here are some visitors and some flavor from this year’s event.

Wonderful Bourbon and food pairings from all over Louisville
A panel of judges reviewed the pairings and graded them. What a great job!
1792 Bourbon - all the major distilleries were represented.
Couldn't pass up a shot of a beautiful model - Francesca
Ryan McDermott, Sheena Furgeson and Chad Rosenberger. Sheena owns "The Bluegrass" Bourbon bar in Denver, CO
The Kentucky Center for the Arts was a great setting for the Bourbon Classic
Darin Cain & Brannon Cox
Alex & Pauline Ottaviano
Duncan Wright of England and Cristin Chesnut. There were folks from all over the world and country
Dan Gardner, Brian Gelfo and Byron Banks with 4 Roses Bourbon.
Bill Getz and Karen Williams with John and Kaethe Shake
Amy Bowman & Scot Koloms
Gillian Brown - Proof on Main
Zachary Chancy and Dan Eeross
Shea Davidson, Jennifer Dominichi, Sabirah Rayford, Lindsey Luttman, Amanda Zhang, Matt frazier, Fielding Rogers