Northern Kentucky’s Tousey House Tavern to Host Taste of the Decades Bourbon Tasting Event

Samplings of Kentucky’s rarest Bourbons poured in support of Dragonfly Foundation

Tousey House Tavern in Burlington, KY will host a Taste of the Decades Bourbon Tasting Event on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:30pm – 11:00pm.  This event will couple the Tousey House award-winning southern cuisine by Chef Jonathan Weiss and team with samplings of the world’s rarest Bourbon in support of The Dragonfly Foundation, a local 501c3 non-profit, dedicated to helping young cancer patients and their families find strength.

Tousey House Tavern in Northern Kentucky.

Two levels of tickets will be available for the event – VIP and general admission. The VIP tasting will consist of Bourbons from throughout the decades including: Kentucky Owl batch #7, 1977 Old Weller Antique, 1984 Van Winkle Family Reserve, 2017 25 year Old Rip Van Winkle and other vintage samplings. The general tasting will consist of 1792 225th anniversary, private barrel picks by Tousey, Cork ‘n Bottle and Beaumont Inn, Willett Family Estate bottles and more.

While VIP tickets are sold out, general admission tickets can be purchased here, and more information about the event can be found here.

To accompany the Bourbon tasting, enthusiasts will be provided the opportunity to taste hand-crafted cocktails, bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items and raffles, enjoy live Bluegrass music by The Tillers and meet and greet with Kentucky Bourbon royalty including  Julian Van Winkle III, President of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery; Samuel Dixon Dedmon, Master Blender and Brand Ambassador, Kentucky Owl; Marianne Barnes, Partner and Master Distiller of Castle & Key Distillery; Blake Riber, author of BourbonR blog; Byron Banks, Senior Manager, Regional Sales, Four Roses; and Josh Hollifield, 1792 Visitor Center Manager.

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Caroline Paulus
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.