Lockbox Offers Bourbon Knowledge You Can Bank on with Cocktail, Savings, and Booze Classes

21C Bartender Norma Beekman gets behind the bar at Justins' House of Bourbon in Downtown Lexington.
21C Bartender Norma Beekman gets behind the bar at Justins' House of Bourbon in Downtown Lexington.

Lockbox at the 21C Museum Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, is giving guests bourbon knowledge they can bank on with their series of Cocktail, Savings, and Booze classes.

The series, curated and taught by bartender Norma Beekman, aims to educate guests about spirits and cocktails with monthly themes that range from tiki to vintage whiskey. Her next class, held August 11th, will be a field trip, traveling a few blocks up Main Street in Lexington to Justins’ House of Bourbon, home of the largest collection of vintage bourbon for sale in the world.

“With these classes, we really want to engage the local community, especially those that love bourbon. We’re trying to highlight great places near us in downtown Lexington like Justins’ House of Bourbon that locals may not have visited,” says Norma.

The class convenes at Lockbox on August 11th at 3 PM, where guests will first enjoy a cocktail crafted behind the bar by Norma herself. Then, they’ll board the hotel’s bus to Justins’ House of Bourbon, where they’ll enjoy their second cocktail and hear more about rare bottles from decades past before they head back to the hotel.

The 21C Hotel Museum Hotel was once home to the Fayette National Bank. Its restaurant Lockbox takes its name from the old bank vault they still use for private dining experiences. The metaphor is extended in their Bourbon Passport program, where old bank deposit slips are used to display stamps collected by thirsty guests.

Stamps for the Bourbon Passport Program can be earned by attending events like Cocktail, Savings, and Booze classes, trying different flights at the bar, and more. As guests collect stamps, they can level up to earn rewards like free appetizers, discounted room rates at the hotel, VIP tours, and more.

Registrations are required for the August 11th Cocktail, Savings, and Booze class, and can be made by calling 859-899-6860. The cost of the class is $35 per person and includes two cocktails and transportation. Click here to learn more.