The Bourbon Classic is approaching, bourbon geeks. It’s one of the biggest and best bourbon celebrations of the year, and it’s held February 26th and 27th in Bourbon Central, USA: Louisville, KY. Be there.
If you’ll remember, ModernThirst covered the main events, plus was a part of the media tour last year, where we visited multiple distilleries for behind-the-scenes looks at where bourbon is made. We will cover the Friday and Saturday events this year. Since this year’s media tour was apparently filled mostly with “actual” media folks (aka professional journalists), and because our livers can’t handle touring around a bus drinking bourbon for a straight week again (we’re over 40 now), we’re going rogue. We’ll be on a smaller, but more targeted tour with select bourbon media members on Thursday, the 25th, and Friday, the 26th prior to the cocktail competition. The ShadowBuss, as it is known in dark corners of the seedy bourbon underworld, is likely to produce highly entertaining posts, tweets, and social media content both days. We’ll clue you in on the ShadowBuss roster as it is filled so you can follow along.
Friday, February 26, 2016:
Cocktail Challenge: 7:00pm – 10:00pm; Event with cocktail tastings paired with chef created small plates.
Saturday, February 27, 2016:
2:45pm – 3:45pm Bourbon University Classes (5 Classes)
4:00pm – 5:30pm General Session – The Bourbon Masters
5:45pm – 6:45pm Bourbon University Classes (5 classes)
7:00pm – 9:30pm The Taste, a bourbon marketplace with bourbon tastings, bourbon inspired food, and other products
I guess the only real question is whether or not I’ll wear the blue plaid sport coat again… Chances are good.
2015 Bourbon Classic Coverage: