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The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is the ultimate Bourbon fantasy camp and the only event that’s actually hosted by the legendary distilleries themselves. Join us in Louisville – the heartbeat of Bourbon culture and cuisine – for behind-the-scenes access, private barrel selections, rare tastings and exclusive nightcap events with the Master Distillers and Bourbon Barons of Kentucky’s signature industry.
 
For our third year, we’ve added an extra day of Bourbon immersion for the true aficionados. We’ve also teamed with Whisky Live to bring an international flavor to Kentucky for the first time, offering guests a unique opportunity to sample the greatest whiskies of the world under one roof.
 
Click on the “Schedule” page to see what your favorite Kentucky Bourbon brands have dreamed up for you – and buy your tickets now before it’s too late.

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Knob Creek Private Barrel Selection (Tuesday, 6/14: 10AM-2PM)
$200
Jim Beam American Stillhouse / 526 Happy Hollow Road, Clermont Help pick your own selection of Knob Creek and hand bottle it. BBQ lunch provided.
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Four Roses Private Barrel Selection (Tuesday, 6/14: 1PM-4PM)
$250
Four Roses Bottling & Warehousing Facility / 624 Lotus Road, Cox's Creek Examine barrels of all 10 of recipes and vote to determine your favorite hand-selected Private Selection Barrel.
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Wild Turkey Private Barrel Selection: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye (Tuesday, 6/14: 1PM-4PM)
$275
Wild Turkey Distillery / 1417 Versailles Rd, Lawrenceburg Help pick a very special barrel of the newest expression of Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Rye.
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Kings of Copper Golden Ticket VIP Reception (Tuesday, 6/14: 6:30-7:30PM)
$100
Vendome Copper & Brass Works / 729 Franklin Street, Louisville Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Vendome and Copper & Kings while sampling some of Ky's finest Bourbons and craft spirits.
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Kings of Copper (Tuesday, 6/14: 7:30-9:30PM)
$45
Copper & Kings / 1111 E. Washington Street, Louisville Join the finest craft distilleries in the Bluegrass for an opening tasting event worthy of the Ky Bourbon Affair.
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Four Roses Bourbon All-Inclusive (Wednesday, 6/15: 10AM-3PM)
$200
Four Roses Distillery | 1224 Bonds Mill Rd, Lawrenceburg, KY Master Distiller Brent Elliott and Bourbon Hall of Famer Al Young take you through a hands-on journey through the history and delicate process in crafting Four Roses’ mellow Bourbons.
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Wild Turkey: Masters' Shoot (Wednesday, 6/15: 10AM-3PM)
$175
Wild Turkey Distillery / 1417 Versailles Rd, Lawrenceburg, KY Perfect your skeet-shooting prowess with Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell and then savor an in-depth lesson in aging Wild Turkey and tasting from a hand-picked “sugar barrel."
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Jim Beam Barrel Strength: Sensory Warehouse & Cornhole Tournament (Wednesday, 6/15: 10AM-3PM)
$175
Jim Beam American Stillhouse / 526 Happy Hollow Road, Clermont, KY Great Bourbon and delicious country hams await you on this rare peek at every floor of Beam’s historic warehouses with Master Distiller Fred Noe. And a cornhole tournament, anyone?
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Woodford Reserve Distillery Flavor Experience (Wednesday, 6/15: 10AM-3PM)
$160
Woodford Reserve Distillery / 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY Experience every step of the Bourbon making process with Master Distiller Chris Morris and Master Taster Elizabeth O’Neill.
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Anatomy Academy: Women, Men & Bourbon (Wednesday, 6/15: 7-9PM) *W/ Transportation
$100
*With bus transportation from Marriott Louisville East Louisville Water Tower Park, Louisville
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Anatomy Academy: Women, Men & Bourbon (Wednesday, 6/15: 7-9PM)
$75
*No Transportation Louisville Water Tower Park | 3005 River Road, Louisville Join the Bourbon Women Association for an evening of distinct Bourbons and bites designed to test and tickle the palates of both men and women. This special session will bring together the area’s best bartenders and chefs for an epic Bourbon battle of the sexes.
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Maker's Mark Private Selection--Charr'd (Wednesday, 6/15: 6:30PM-8:30PM)
$50
Charr'd Bourbon Kitchen: Louisville Marriott East | 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville Learn the magic of the barrel from Maker’s own maturation specialists and the President of Independent Stave Company himself, then explore the oak nuances of Maker’s Mark Private Select with small bites from one of Louisville’s best Bourbon eateries.
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Michter's Cocktails with Artisans from Around the World (Thursday, 6/16: 10AM-230PM)
$200
Michter's Distillery | 2351 New Millennium Dr, Louisville Cocktail lovers rejoice! Experience the revival of the cocktail culture first-hand and learn how different cultures influence a well-crafted libation with cocktail artisans from around the world, then hand-label your own souvenir bottle of Michter’s and savor a gourmet lunch.
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Bulleit: Stillhouse B--Where History Meets Production (Thursday, 6/16: 10AM-3PM)
$150
Bulleit at Stitzel-Weller Distillery | 3860 Fitzgerald Rd, Louisville Explore the whiskey making process from grain to bottle at Bulleit Boot Camp, including an intensive Bourbon mingling seminar and behind-the-scenes tour of historic Stitzel-Weller, complete with a private tasting with founder Tom Bulleit.
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Maker's University (Thursday, 6/16: 9AM-1PM)
$125
Maker's Mark Distillery | 3350 Burkes Spring Rd, Loretto School was never this fun! Get an advanced, interactive tutorial at Maker’s Mark University with renowned industry experts leading you in lessons on grains, distilling, sensory, wood and gourmet food.
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Maker's University (Thursday, 6/16: 12PM-4PM)
$125
Maker's Mark Distillery | 3350 Burkes Spring Rd, Loretto School was never this fun! Get an advanced, interactive tutorial at Maker’s Mark University with renowned industry experts leading you in lessons on grains, distilling, sensory, wood and gourmet food.
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Heaven Hill's Build-A-Barrel (Thursday, 6/16: 10AM-2PM)
$175
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience | 528 West Main St, Louisville Collaborate with Heaven Hill’s famed Master Distillers to design and produce a customized Whiskey brand to your preferences – grains, char, warehouse location, proof and more – which you’ll be able to track and obtain once it’s matured!
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An Evening with Michter's in the Garden (Thursday, 6/16: 7PM-10:30PM)
$175
Whitehall House & Gardens | 3110 Lexington Rd, Louisville The beautiful backdrop of Whitehall estates and gardens sets the stage for an incredible evening of Michter’s cocktail artisans, each expertly paired within a four-course meal and judged at the end of the night by you.
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Samuels' Family Whisky: Past & Present- Rob Samuels' Home (Thursday, 6/16: 6:30PM-8:30PM)
$100
Louisville Marriott East | 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville Visit the home of Rob Samuels, Chief Operating Officer of Maker’s Mark and grandson of the founders, as he shares stories of his family’s whiskey making heritage and samples a rare bottle of 1917 T. W. Samuels whiskey.
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Wild Turkey: Family Dinner with the Russells (Thursday, 6/16: 7:30PM-10:30PM)
$175
Wild Turkey Distillery | 1417 Versailles Rd, Lawrenceburg Toast another beautiful sunset with cocktails from a bridge overlooking the Kentucky River before breaking bread with the Russells as a live Kentucky band plays through the evening.
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Woodford County's Bounty Dinner (Thursday, 6/16: 7:30PM-10:00PM)
$160
Woodford Reserve Distillery | 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles An evening of Bourbon and culinary indulgence featuring Brown-Forman’s famous $1,000 mint juleps, a rare sampling of select Woodford Reserve and a multi-course Bourbon dinner with Master Distiller Chris Morris and award-winning Chef Ouita Michel.
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Wild Turkey: Masters' Shoot (Friday, 6/17: 10AM-3PM)
$175
Wild Turkey Distillery / 1417 Versailles Rd, Lawrenceburg, KY Perfect your skeet-shooting prowess with Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell and then savor an in-depth lesson in aging Wild Turkey and tasting from a hand-picked “sugar barrel."
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Jim Beam Barrel Strength: Sensory Warehouse & Cornhole Tournament (Friday, 6/17: 10AM-3PM)
$175
Jim Beam American Stillhouse / 526 Happy Hollow Road, Clermont, KY Great Bourbon and delicious country hams await you on this rare peek at every floor of Beam’s historic warehouses with Master Distiller Fred Noe. And a cornhole tournament, anyone?
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Woodford Reserve Distillery Flavor Experience (Friday, 6/17: 10AM-3PM)
$160
Woodford Reserve Distillery / 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY Experience every step of the Bourbon making process with Master Distiller Chris Morris and Master Taster Elizabeth O’Neill.
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Four Roses Bourbon All-Inclusive (Friday, 6/17: 10AM-3PM)
$200
Four Roses Distillery / 1224 Bonds Mill Rd, Lawrenceburg, KY Master Distiller Brent Elliott and Bourbon Hall of Famer Al Young take you through a hands-on journey through the history and delicate process in crafting Four Roses’ mellow Bourbons.
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Four Roses Bourbon Mingles With Flame Run Glass Studio (Friday, 6/17: 7PM-10PM)
$100
Flame Run Glass Studio | 815 W. Market St, Louisville Blow your own Bourbon drinking glass and learn more about the unique qualities behind Four Roses Bourbon with Master Distiller Brent Elliott at the Flame Run Glass Studio in this special glass-blowing seminar.
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Heaven Hill: American Whiskey & American Music--The Evolution of Bourbon (Friday, 6/17: 7PM-10PM)
$150
Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center | 1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown Whiskey Professor Bernie Lubbers teams with virtuoso bluegrass mandolin player Hickory Vaught for a truly unforgettable whiskey tasting concert, history lesson and rare sampling event under the stars among Heaven Hill’s rickhouses.
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Old Forester Speakeasy (Friday, 6/17: 6:30PM-9PM)
$35
Frazier Museum | 829 W. Main St, Louisville The Old Forester Speakeasy in the Prohibition Exhibit at the Frazier Museum, showcases scenes from Prohibition while allowing the brand to share its history with Prohibition as the only brand continuously distilled by the same company before, during and after Prohibition.
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Blade and Bow Field Supper (Friday, 6/17: 7PM-10PM)
$150
Bulleit at Stitzel-Weller Distillery | 3860 Fitzgerald Rd, Louisville Learn about Blade & Bow’s Solera process for preserving some of Stitzel-Weller’s oldest whiskies during a memorable tasting and three-course outdoor field supper under the stars at one of Kentucky’s most hallowed distilleries.
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Maker's Mark Private Selection--8Up (Friday, 6/17: 6:30PM-9:30PM) (TASTING, MEAL)
$130
8UP | 350 W Chestnut St, Louisville Feast on the best views of the Louisville skyline and dine on a Bourbon-inspired meal as legendary storyteller Bill Samuels discusses the creation of Maker’s 46 and samples wares from its new Private Select custom barrel experience.
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Maker's Mark Private Selection--8Up (Friday, 6/17: 6:30PM-9:30PM) (TASTING, MEAL, BOTTLE)
$200
8UP | 350 W Chestnut St, Louisville Feast on the best views of the Louisville skyline and dine on a Bourbon-inspired meal as legendary storyteller Bill Samuels discusses the creation of Maker’s 46 and samples wares from its new Private Select custom barrel experience.
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Beam's Bourbon & Beefsteak Bash (Friday, 6/17: 7PM-930PM)
$150
Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse / 404 South 4th St. Louisville Join us at the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse in downtown Louisville for an old fashioned beefsteak dinner and a chance to bottle your own special Bourbon.
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Michter's Cocktails with Artisans from Around the World (Saturday, 6/18: 10AM-230PM)
$200
Michter's Distillery | 2351 New Millennium Dr, Louisville Cocktail lovers rejoice! Experience the revival of the cocktail culture first-hand and learn how different cultures influence a well-crafted libation with cocktail artisans from around the world, then hand-label your own souvenir bottle of Michter’s and savor a gourmet lunch.
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Bulleit: Stillhouse B--Where History Meets Production (Saturday, 6/18: 10AM-3PM)
$150
Bulleit at Stitzel-Weller Distillery | 3860 Fitzgerald Rd, Louisville Explore the whiskey making process from grain to bottle at Bulleit Boot Camp, including an intensive Bourbon mingling seminar and behind-the-scenes tour of historic Stitzel-Weller, complete with a private tasting with founder Tom Bulleit.
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Maker's Mark: Beginner's Guide to Bourbon (Saturday, 6/18: 10AM-1PM)
$85
Maker's Mark Distillery | 3350 Burkes Spring Rd, Loretto Bourbon novice? Not for long. Maker’s Mark Chairman Emeritus Bill Samuels and the distillery’s team of experts will personally lead you through every step of the Bourbon-making process, topped with a gourmet lunch overlooking the picturesque spring-fed lake.
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Heaven Hill's Build-A-Barrel (Saturday, 6/18: 10AM-2PM)
$175
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience | 528 West Main St, Louisville Collaborate with Heaven Hill’s famed Master Distillers to design and produce a customized Whiskey brand to your preferences – grains, char, warehouse location, proof and more – which you’ll be able to track and obtain once it’s matured!
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Bourbon Brunch Send-off (Sunday, June 19: 10AM-1PM)
$100
Kentucky Derby Museum located at the Historic Churchill Downs Featuring Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, and Four Roses, this brunch send-off will feature a special "Curator's Tour" and a day at the races. *There is no transportation provided for this event
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