Bourbon Classic’s “TOP SHELF” Pappy Event Has Big Announcement for Ticket Launch

"Top Shelf". Copyright by Bourbon Classic

The 2023 Bourbon Classic (Louisville, KY) has announced that tickets to its “TOP SHELF” Pappy event will go on sale Tuesday, Oct 4th of next week. Tickets will be limited. The 2021 TOP SHELF sold out quickly.

Hosted Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023, TOP SHELF is the kick-off to Bourbon Classic week. And what a way to do it. The event will feature a Van Winkle tasting of 10yr, 12yr, 15yr, and 20yr Old Rip Van Winkle products. All in the setting of Louisville’s eclectic and modern 21c Museum.

Drum roll…..SPECIAL GUESTS Julian Van Winkle III and his son Preston Van Winkle are scheduled to attend and serve their highly coveted juice.

L: Preston Van Winkle R: Julian Van Winkle III (Photo copyrighted by Bourbon Classic)

The event is more social in nature in that it is not sit down dinner style. There will be delicious food stations prepared by Proof On Main. Classic organizers prefer this style as it is more casual and friendly, allowing more opportunity to mingle with the boutique crowd.

Celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary, Bourbon Classic weekend begins Friday, Feb 24, with its “Chef & Mixologist Pairing Competition”. Saturday starts with “Bourbon University” followed by the grand finale “TASTE”.

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