A Salute to Women, Wine and Whiskey – March 26
The Brown Hotel has assembled an all-star culinary team featuring talented women from the region, including Louisville chef Kathy Cary, expert cheesemaker Judy Schad, mixologist Joy Perrine, California winemaker Susie Selby and Chicago-based chefs Gale Gand and Susan Goss. The five-course feast, including wine pairings costs $125 per person including tax and gratuity. Find more info at www.brownhotel.com or call for reservations (502) 583-1234.
Easter Family Fun at Buffalo Trace – March 27
The award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery will hold its Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 27. Festivities for the kids start at 1 p.m., with the great hunt getting underway in the Gardens of Buffalo Trace at 1:15 p.m. After the hunt, families can take a distillery tour (bourbon tastings for the adults, root beer for the kiddos, bourbon balls for everyone.) Visit www.buffalotrace.com or call (502) 696-5926 for more information.
Bourbons Bistro Goes Old School – March 29
Mike Veach, bourbon historian and special collections assistant at The Filson, will team up with the boys at Bourbons Bistro for a special dinner that features bourbons with a little dust on the bottle.
Veach will discuss the history and relevancy of the word “Old” in brands like Old Forester, Old Fitzgerald, Old Grand Dad, Very Old Barton and more. Tastings of these brands will accompany a five-course masterpiece by Chef Michael. Call for reservations (502) 894-8838.
Party plans are underway for Bourbon’s 5th Birthday, plus they’ve announced their upcoming dinners. More details can be found on our calendar of events at www.justaddbourbon.com.
Woodford’s Bourbon Academy – April 3
Calling all bourbon enthusiasts! Spend a warm spring day on the grounds of one of Kentucky’s most beautiful distilleries. If you want a more in-depth look at the fine art of producing and appreciating Kentucky’s native spirit, then this class is for you. You’ll spend an afternoon at the distillery with Master Distiller Chris Morris and a few of your closest bourbonophiles, learning, interacting and of course, tasting some fine Woodford Reserve bourbon. $150 reserves your spot, and includes a bourbon-inspired lunch and behind-the-scenes tour.
Kandi Sackett is happy to answer questions and make your reservations. You can also sign up for the June 12 class.
Who Makes the Best Rose Julep? – April 8
Head down to Sully’s on Fourth Street Live! after work on Thursday, April 8 for the 7th Annual Four Roses Rose Julep Contest. Bartenders from around Louisville will concoct new twists on the classic Derby drink. Cheer on your favorite bartenders and see who makes the best 2010 Rose Julep. The contest begins at 5:30 p.m., but why not stay and enjoy the Four Roses drink specials? Door prize includes two Great Steamboat race tickets! Call Sully’s at (502) 410-3926 for more information.
Get On Track with Four Roses – April 17
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train presents a Four Roses Bourbon Tasting and Dinner Excusion on April 17. This two-hour trip through the Kentucky countryside features a four-course dinner and tasting with Four Roses Ambassador Al Young. Arrive early and enjoy cocktails in the depot. Call 866-801-3463 or visit www.kydinnertrain.com to make a reservation.