Julep Shindig 2018 – The Bourbon Country Experience of a Lifetime

If you’re looking to experience the best Bourbon Country has to offer, look no further than this year’s Julep Shindig Experience – a weekend of Bourbon, horse, and culinary heaven that you’ll never forget.

Watch now for a look at last year’s Shindig – and insider info on what to expect this April!

Our Shindig starts Thursday night when you check into the modern and trendy 21c Hotel in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. After a cocktail and welcome reception where you’ll mingle with fellow guests and meet your hosts, the staff of The Bourbon Review magazine, you’ll explore downtown for dinner. Guests should aim for a full night of sleep – we’ll have a big Friday ahead of us.

Early on Friday morning, we’ll depart for Woodford Reserve, driving to the distillery through the rolling hills of horse country. We’ll tour the historic distillery and see how some of the best Bourbon in the world is made, and follow the tour with a culinary and sensory tasting experience.

When we leave Woodford, we’ll be off to Coolmore Stud, the home Of American Pharoah, one of the most famous race horses in the world. This Breeder’s Cup and Triple Crown winner has retired to a life of luxury standing stud on a gorgeous farm in the heart of horse country, greeting guests and taking photos.

Saturday only gets better. Our capstone Julep Shindig party kicks off Saturday morning with live music, Bourbon cocktails, and the best southern brunch you’ve ever had. After you’ve had your fill, we’ll be off to the races at the beautiful Keeneland Racetrack. Bet the ponies in your finest hat and bow tie while you sip Mint Juleps or a classic Keeneland Breeze.

The weekend gives you first hand experience with the Bourbon lifestyle – tasting, pairing, crafting cocktails, and enjoying the best that Bourbon Country has to offer. Let us be your guides!

Click here to purchase a weekend package. Single tickets for the Julep Shindig Brunch will go on sale March 1st at 10 AM.

Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.