LexEffect announces: Three-day Bourbon Celebration coming to Central Kentucky

May 1st,2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Lexington, KY– Locally owned LexEffect, LLC, an event management and production company, announces the First Annual Bourbon Social, coming this October, 10th – 12th.  This is a three-day celebration of Bourbon and all things Kentucky (eight events), held at various venues across Central Kentucky. This is a celebration of the craft and culture of Bourbon, and the folks who make it. Along with that, we will be celebrating Southern and Kentucky inspired cuisine, the rich history of Kentucky, and the local people, places, and things that make it unique. Events are ticketed in packages or individually, ranging anywhere from $35 to $200, per event. This celebration will be grown into a month long endeavor, with 6-10 events leading up to a four-day, multi-event, closing bash. {Six additional events are already slated for 2015}

2014 participating Bourbon Brands; Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, W.L. Weller Reserve, 1792, Blanton’s, Wilderness Trace, Barrel House, Limestone Branch, Sugar Shine, Moonpie Shine, Stagg Jr., E.H. Taylor, Baker’s, Booker’s, Basil Hayden, Jim Beam Devils Cut, Jim Beam Black, Jim Beam Honey, Jim Beam Maple, Jim Beam Ghost, Knob Creek, Knob Creek Single Barrel, Knob Creek Rye, Knob Creek Maple, Woodford Reserve, as of May 1st, 2014.

Other Participants; Southern Inspired small plates by James Beard Award Winning Chef, Hugh Acheson (Top Chef/Bravo) for an exclusive VIP event (10/11/14); Dumpstaphunk (Madison House) headlining the Main Evening Event (10/11/14); Seminar Series and tasting with Industry greats Dale DeGroff, Richard Betts, Jim Meehan, Mark Stoddard, and Master Distiller Mark Coffman from Alltech. 12 mixologists, bartenders, and spirits folk from across the country will compete for the Bourbon Social Cocktail Cup, among cash and other prizes, during the Main Event. (Announcement to be released)

Grog and Grub; we will be celebrating the local food and beverage scene, ‘Kentucky Proud’ products and producers, and Chefs, Producers, and People from across the State. Our Chef/Restaurant Partners are; Chef Michael Stoddart (Seasons Catering), Chef Trish Tungate (The Dish), Chef Alan Lamoureux (Bluegrass Hospitality Group), Chef Cooper Vaughan (Apiary Catering), Chef Anthony Lamas (Seviche), Crank + Boom Craft Ice Cream, Bourbon Barrel Foods,  Chef Wyatt Sarbacker (Village Idiot), Danielle Sibley (Lexington Baking Company)

Sponsors, Partners, and Contributors; a big thanks and notable recognition goes to our sponsors and contributors, without which we would not be able to produce this series of events; Copy Express, Jim Beam, WKYT, West Sixth Brewing, Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company, Lexington Bourbon Society, Whiskey Barrel Society, Ale-8, KY Wine & Bourbon Tours, Liquor City, Unbridled Spirits, National Bartenders Association, Sullivan’s Culinary Department

*Partial proceeds, donations, and awareness are going to The Makenna Foundation in Kentucky. In Makenna David’s honor, they provide tremendous support for the award winning Kentucky Children’s Hospital  makennafoundation.org *

Contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                         To learn more about The Bourbon Social or LexEffect, please contact                                                                                                  PO Box 21773, Lexington KY, 40522-1773

p:: 859.230.5365     w:: www.lexeffectky.com   w::  www.thebourbonsocial.com

f:: 859.971.0112

t:: @BourbonSocial     t:: @LexEffectKY

Volunteers, Partners, Media, and any other inquiries; community@lexeffectky.com