You’ve seen an ad, you’ve heard someone mention it, you’ve been hit up on facebook to ‘like’ their page… but what is The Bourbon Social?

In its first year, The Bourbon Social is a three-day celebration, comprised of six events. Spread out across Central Kentucky, we aim to please those deeply rooted in the Bourbon Culture and those just dipping their toes. You can join us for the whole weekend, or create a package of events that most interest you. The tagline is ‘A Celebration of Bourbon and all things Kentucky’, and it’s exactly that.

First and foremost, we want to celebrate the craft and culture of the Bourbon Industry, and the people who make it. Learning from them during the seminars from grains to mixing cocktails, taking private tours to understand how it’s made, and tastings to find a new brand you love – it’s all part of your experience at The Bourbon Social. We can’t wait to release the brands that will be participating, and share with you the very specific list of event details – this paired with Keeneland, Kentucky Football, and Fall in the South – it’s a weekend you just can’t afford to miss!

Kentucky isn’t just about Bourbon – and local folks know this very well. This is a celebration of Kentucky, so we can’t forget the people, producers, and purveyors when celebrating all Kentucky has to offer. We are giving you an inside look (and taste) into super creative and locally driven restaurants, chefs, breweries, vineyards, and so much more! Join us for small plates and hors d’oeuvres, inspired by our Kentucky roots and prepared by our outstanding local Chefs. We are over the moon excited about the line up we have for this years event, and can’t wait to share it with you!! These folks are whipping up some extra special, Kick Ass, Kentucky Proud cuisine – just for you!


What can you expect at the 2014 Bourbon Social?

You should expect to indulge in the following; Bourbon Tastings, Mixologist Contests, Small Plates and Hors d’oeuvres from Local Chefs, Bourbon Seminar Series, Bourbon Bars, Signature Cocktails, Private Distillery Tours, Live Music, Cigar Bars, Small Plates paired with Bourbon by Celebrity Guest Chefs, and so much more! Of course there are other things throughout the day you can partake in, check out our tab at the bottom of the website on ‘things to do’ where you will find all kinds of Bourbon and Kentucky favorites. Still not finding what you are looking for? Give us a call and we can point you in the right direction!



What is the Future of The Bourbon Social?

Well, for that we need your help! What do you want? What do you want to see? We want to know! Our plan is to grow this event over the next two years into a month long celebration, with a huge variety of events, leading up to this end-all-be-all-three-day-bash that is, The Bourbon Social. We have so much ‘on the drawing board’ for year two – but we would love to hear from you. Drop us a line, and let us know what floats your boat!!

We look forward to seeing you this Fall – and again, remember to check back often as we release new details here first!


   The Bourbon Social Drinking Club