The Ultimate Bourbon Experience

Bourbon Classic Lobby
Bourbon Classic Lobby

If you want to take your love of Bourbon to the next level, you can’t miss THE BOURBON CLASSIC, Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2014 at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. It’s designed for both enthusiasts and aficionados …and those who’d like to make the jump from one to the other.

The Bourbon Classic is an exciting information-packed weekend event that showcases the “best of the best” in the world of Bourbon. This means two straight days of tastings, trends, traditions and an in-depth exploration of Kentucky’s long-standing love affair with its native spirit. It showcases all the best of Bourbon, from cocktails and cooking to production and popular culture. And it’s getting a lot of press. “Short of actually diving into a whiskey barrel, it’s hard to imagine a more immersive experience for bourbon lovers,” writes Garden and Gun Magazine.

The event kicks off the evening of Friday, January 31 with the Bourbon Cocktail Challenge, where bartenders and chefs team up to create classic and contemporary cocktails that pair with bourbon-inspired dishes. The Saturday lineup starts with a Master Distillers Session that explores the recent “Bourbon Boom” in pop culture. It continues with the Bourbon University, a series of classes that address a whole range of topics:*

  • The Essential Ingredient  |   Exploring the Creative, Culinary Side of Bourbon
  • Bourbon Recollections … A Trip through Time
  • How to Entertain Your Guests with Bourbon Tastings
  • The Bottle & the Board: How Bourbon Pairs with Cheese
  • Know Your Bourbon Flavor Profiles
  • Exploring the World of Bourbon & Bitters
  • Five Essential Ingredients for Your Home’s Bourbon Bar
  • Bourbon & Beer—A Beautiful Marriage

For an additional fee, you can relax in our exclusive VIP lounge, open both evenings. More information and the complete event lineup can be found at

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Space is limited, so order your tickets today at or by calling 502.584.7777. Don’t miss this event and its one-of-kind event lineup … Right here in Bourbon Country!

*Educational session content and titles are subject to change.