The Bourbon Society was established for Bourbon aficionados who want to deepen their understanding and appreciate of Bourbon’s culture, history, diversity and flavor profiles through open discussions, lectures and tastings.The Bourbon Society is a dues-supported organization that proposes to provide charitable donations through it’s members and treasury.
Meetings every 3rd Monday from 7:00 PM (doors and buffet open at 6:30) to 9 at Bourbon’s Bistro, at 2255 Frankfort Ave, Louisville. ( Click here for directions). You DO need reservations for the buffet (see below), but NOT for the meeting. Note: From I-71 east, exit Zorn Ave, drive 1.5 miles south, turn right onto Frankfort, drive 1 mile..
May Meeting – Monday the 20th.
Our guests this month are from Bourbon Barrel Foods. They create a wide product line of condiments using bourbon and smoke from bourbon barrels. Check out their web site: bourbonbarrelfoods.com. The Barrel Selection Committee will also be sharing their findings and proposed schedule of purchases for the remainder of the year.
If you would like to sign up for the $25 dollar buffet, please reply to Evan Thurmond (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your final head count. We’ll be turning in the numbers Friday the 17th at COB. No further reservations will be taken after that. Since we are NOT paying a room fee, we encourage everyone to sign up for dinner. This will keep our host Jason Brauner and his staff happy. Thanks for your help with this. It’s NOT necessary to RSVP for the meeting itself.
Previous Meetings – what you’ve missed:
February Meeting – Tuesday the 19th.
Bernie Lubbers, the Brand Ambassador for Heaven Hill, conducted a knockout tasting AND was available for book signing before and after the meeting. Bernie is the author of “Bourbon Whiskey, Our Native Spirit: Sour Mash and Sweet Adventures”.
Repeal Day Party – Dec 1, 2012 - was Great! Sorry you missed it.
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November 20th 2012 Meeting
Mike Veach was our guest speaker, accompanied by Kelly Ramsey from Art Eatables. She tempted us with samples of her chocolate delights! Mike’s long-awaited book was released in January. Maybe we can get some juicy highlights from our favorite bourbon historian.
October 16th 2012 Meeting:
Sally VanWinkle Campbell was our guest speaker (back by popular demand). Her granddad was Pappy VanWinkle and she has written a wonderful book about the family history and their products. Our fearless leader is back in town, so we can all look forward to seeing Mr. Glass once again, as well:-)
September 18th (2012) Meeting: Our guest of honor was master distiller Jim Rutledge, from Four Roses Distillery. He educated us about not only his product line and history, but about our barrel that we chose/purchased last month.
Special Event Thursday October 8th Dinner at Jack’s. The fried chicken dinner included 3 courses and drinks ALL for $40 (that includes tax AND tip). You will not find a better value in town.
March 13 2012 Field Trip: Breakfast at Dish on Market with President Truman’s favorite breakfast ( one egg, one piece of toast, one piece of bacon, a glass of milk (coffee, if you’d prefer), and a shot of Old Grandad!!! (I also talked him into a glazed donut – sorry Harry:-)), followed by a tour of the Vendome Copper and Brass Works.
Event Report: Nov 6, 2011 – Day at the Downs. A great time was had by all, thanks to our hosts the Harprings (See Bob’s comments on the right). The only disappointment was that Bourbon Girl (and who could resist that name?) ran 6th in a field of 7 in the 5th race!
For more information click here to contact Evan our Social Chairman