The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is fast approaching- it begins on May 14 and lasts through May 18, 2014. Golden tickets went on sale and sold out within weeks of the event being announced, and more events have been added throughout the process. While I had questioned the reasoning behind planning a huge bourbon festival just weeks after Derby, they seems to have had no problems filling up the various and sundry events.
There are still a few events for which tickets are available. Tickets to the opening event, The Bourbon Premiere, are $200 and are still available for sale. The Bourbon Premiere takes place on Hermitage Farm in the heart of horse country. Click here for tickets.
Tickets are also still available for the Woodford Dinner, Old Forester Tour with Chris Morris, Craft to Cocktail at Moonshine University, Bourbon Women Flavor Affair, and the Filson Historical Society’s Liquor Bottle Appraisal. Click here for tickets. I will mention that the Filson event is only $10, and it’s an awesome chance to get your old tax-stamped or china bottles appraised.
Tickets to all the major distillery events appear to still be available. This is your chance to tour the mysterious Stitzel-Weller property or to spend an afternoon with Fred Noe in his famous Jim Beam man cave. There are also events at Four Roses, Wild Turkey, Maker’s Mark, and Heaven Hill. Click here for tickets.
Tickets are also still available for The Golden Affair, the closing gala for The Bourbon Affair. Billed as a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Congress declaring Bourbon “America’s only native spirit,” it is being held at the historic and beautiful Pendennis Club in Downtown Louisville.
The final event will be a Polo tournament held at Waterfront park. This will be an opportunity to get up close and personal with beautiful Thoroughbreds while drinking bourbon in the beautiful sunshine. Included in the $100 ticket is a VIP tailgating spot, four reserved chairs, and brunch.
The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is sure to be an affair to remember. Get your tickets soon, as any remaining tickets are sure to sell out quickly. And if you are lucky enough to go, tweet at @LouGirl502 and tell me all about your experiences!
Photos Courtesy of The Bourbon Affair's Facebook and Website