The winners of the 15th annual Four Roses Rose Julep Cocktail Competition, part of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Festival Unveiled event, were chosen by a panel of expert judges (Judges’ Choice), and the public (People’s Choice and Social Media Vote) at Mellwood Arts Center on Thursday, March 15 .
On Sunday, we reported that the Derby Festival Poster Unveiling and Four Roses Rose Julep Cocktail Competition will happen tomorrow, Thursday, at Mellwood Arts Center at 5 p.m. The floodwaters have claimed another event as victim, and this event has been rescheduled for March 15 at the Mellwood Arts Center – still at 5 p.m. with all other details remaining the same.
We’re a little late on reporting it, but we still thought it was worth sharing. People traveling out of Louisville, Kentucky can now buy packaged bourbon (as of December 2017) at the airport beyond the security checkpoint and carry their purchase on board with them.
“We’re so excited to work with Paradies Lagardère to provide this carry-on option to travelers, especially those visiting to enjoy the state’s Bourbon craft,” said Karen Scott, Interim Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority in a press release. “Whether you’re arriving or departing – this allows visitors to have a taste of Kentucky.”
The following brands are currently available for purchase at the Distillery District Marketplace: Angel’s Envy, Bulleit, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Old Crow and Wild Turkey. Additional selections are expected to be available in the coming months.
Amusingly named cocktails are at the center of attention today and for the next few weeks. last week, Lilly’s Bistro challenged several Bardstown Rd. bartenders to create new cocktails honoring the achievements of the astronomer Edwin Hubble, who briefly lived in Louisville and taught science in New Albany schools. And last Saturday Four Roses Bourbon began a 3-week contest challenging NuLu mixologists to create new drinks for the holiday season. Continue reading One cocktail challenge won, another to be determined
A Bourbon distillery is sponsoring a beer festival Friday, May 6, Oaks Day, because this year there will be a competition for beers aged in Bourbon barrels – in Four Roses Bourbon barrels, of course. The winning brew will be awarded a trophy made by local artist Wayne Ferguson.
This new competition, which will feature 20 area breweries who have concocted brews just for the special Bourbon aging, will be one of the attractions, along with 100 beers from 28 local and regional craft brewers. Continue reading Four Roses sponsors Derby City Brewfest
The Urban Bourbon Trail (the origins of which Carla Carleton discusses in the Winter 2015 issue of Food & Dining, Louisville Edition, now on the newsstands for pickup) has a few requirements for membership: the restaurants and bars have to have been open at least one year, they must stock at least 50 different Bourbons, and they must use Bourbon in some of the dishes they serve. To push that last requirement a little bit further, several restaurants are having special Bourbon dinners in the near future. Continue reading Bourbon dinners abound in the next week
The second annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair–dubbed a fantasy camp for bourbon lovers–will be held Wednesday through Sunday, June 3-7, and will include a huge roster of events, from barrel selections at distilleries to a day of fishing with Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe at his father’s favorite fishing hole (which includes a fish fry), to bourbon cooking classes to concerts and crab boils.
Nine distilleries–Bulleit, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Michter’s, Town Branch, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve–will participate in the event, opening their production facilities to tours, classes and other events. Continue reading Bourbon fantasy camp–adults only.
IdeaFestival gets an early start with a dinner Tonight at 6 p.m. at Harvest, 624 E. Market St., in collaboration with Four Roses Bourbon and Legends nightclub. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit YADDA, a local group that provides technical, moral and emotional support for musicians in the community and their families. Some of those musicians will provide an acoustic performance at the dinner, a prelude to their appearance at the NuLu Festival that will conclude IdeaFest. Continue reading Harvest Bourbon dinner to support new performers’ group