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Louisville’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair to combine with Bourbon & Beyond festival for 2020 event series

The Kentucky Bourbon Affair announced last week it is moving the five-day fantasy camp to September next year to become the opening act for the growing Bourbon & Beyond festival. Created in 2014 by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the KBA features one-of-a-kind experiences at the state’s distilleries by day, followed by nightcap events that showcase Louisville’s “foodie” and cocktail...

Tickets To Kentucky Bourbon Affair’s Higher Proof Expo, set for June 9 in Louisville, on sale now

Tickets for this year’s Higher Proof Expo – a daylong, hands-on workshop packed with unique educational, culinary and tastings sessions – are now on sale, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced Thursday. This year’s innovative HPEX will be held Saturday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville, the official host hotel for the annual Kentucky Bourbon...

VIP all-access Golden Tickets to fifth annual Bourbon Affair fantasy camp go on sale Tday at noon

A limited number of VIP all-access Golden Tickets to the fifth annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp will go on sale at noon EST Thursday, Feb. 1. The Kentucky Bourbon Affair event includes six days of exclusive experiences at the world’s most iconic distilleries, nightcap events featuring top chefs and the company of Bourbon Barons and Master Distillers, rare tastings and souvenir bottles. The...

Kentucky Bourbon Affair: Week of events designed to examine state’s Bourbon culture, history

There are big things coming to Louisville starting Tuesday, big bourbon things to be exact. The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is a world-class event that features daily behind-the-scenes access to the nation’s most iconic distilleries, with elite dinners and events starring Louisville’s historic Bourbon culture and top-shelf culinary scene. Golden Tickets for this year’s event are sold out, but there...

Get old bourbon bottles, whiskey treasures appraised at the Kentucky Bourbon Affair

  An advertising piece from from the R.E. Wathen & Company was one of the ‘stunning’ items unearthed at last year’s appraisal event. (Photo provided)   Those dusty old bourbon bottles and time-worn advertisements in your attic could be worth some money. Find out how much – and their history – June 6, during this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp. Appraisals...