Historical Society and Buffalo Trace Present “Let’s Talk Bourbon: An Evening With Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler”
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Buffalo Trace Distillery will host “Let’s Talk Bourbon: An Evening with Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler.” Thursday, March 25 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Perrine, an award-winning bartender from Jack’s Lounge in Louisville, and Reigler, a noted author and former Courier-Journal restaurant critic, will discuss their new book, “The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book.” The book will also be available for purchase and signing.
Historic images of Kentucky’s bourbon industry from KHS Collections will be featured during this event, along with bourbon-related artifacts, including Catherine Carpenter’s sour mash recipe from 1818 and bourbon bottles and labels from some of the many distilleries that operated in Kentucky at that time. Light appetizers and the Kentucky Mimosa, the evening’s signature cocktail featuring a Buffalo Trace bourbon, will also be available for attendees.
A VIP bourbon tasting—an opportunity offered only to KHS members—will take place at 5:30 p.m., prior to the main event. Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley will conduct the tasting, which will feature bourbons from the world’s most award-winning distillery. Tickets for the VIP tasting, which include both the tasting with Wheatley and the main event, are $35. Seating for this portion of the evening is very limited, so reserve your tickets early.
Tickets for the main event are $15 for KHS members and $20 for all other patrons. KHS members will also receive a 20 percent discount on the purchase of “The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book.” Reservations will be taken until March 22. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and are available only to patrons 21 and older. IDs will be checked at the door. To purchase tickets, please contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414.