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Wednesday, June 3rd | Special Events | Opening

Four Roses Private Barrel Selection | 1-4pm | Four Roses Distillery

Experience a Private Barrel Selection with Four Roses Master Distiller, Jim Rutledge

Jim Beam Private Barrel Selection | 11-2pm | Jim Beam

Experience a Private Barrel Selection with Jim Beam Master Distiller, Fred Noe.

Wild Turkey Private Barrel Selection | 12-4pm | Wild Turkey Distillery

Experience a Private Barrel Selection with Wild Turkey Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell.

Bourbon Under the Rocks | 7-9pm | Louisville Mega Caverns

Kentucky’s limestone shelf produces the sweetest water supply in the world – this precious water is what makes our thoroughbreds fast, our women pretty and our Bourbon delicious. Descend below Louisville’s city lights into the 100 acre manmade limestone cavern for a night of delectable adventure. Guests are invited to test their strength and agility on the only completely underground areal ropes course and zip line in the world. Sample daring Bourbon cocktails and extreme Kentucky cuisine. “Rock out” to Louisville’s original Bourbon Jazz Band, Billy Goat Strut Revue. We guarantee you have never experienced a cocktail party like this before. Leave your little black dress at home. For the full experience you will want to dress casual and wear closed-toed shoes. When was the last time you had to sign a waiver to attend a cocktail party?

Thursday, June 4th | Distillery Day Events

The Woodford Reserve Small Batch Experience | 10-3 | Woodford Reserve Experience

Char barrels, make mash and craft a unique Woodford Reserve small batch Bourbon under the expert guidance of Master Distiller Chris Morris. Take home an exclusive Kentucky Bourbon Affair bottle and enjoy a gourmet Bourbon lunch while sampling from the very first barrel of Woodford Reserve.

Fishing with the Noe Family: Uncovering Booker’s Honey Hole | 10-3| Jim Beam

Join Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe in a day of fishing at his father’s coveted honey hole. Enjoy a rare private tour and a good ole Southern fish fry, while Freddie tells the timeless stories of life in the Beam family and memories with Booker Noe.

The Wild Turkey Experience | 10-3 | Wild Turkey Distillery

Talk about living legends. Spend a day with Jimmy and Eddie Russell, the father-son duo who are enshrined in the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame, as they put you to work in the iconic Wild Turkey Distillery. Sample the distillery’s portfolio including Rare Breed, Russell’s Reserve and a special limited-time collaboration – ’98 Reserve – before it hits the market.

 A Day's Work at Maker’s Mark | 10-3 | Maker’s Mark Distillery

Join the Maker’s Mark team! Work alongside the experts that craft Maker’s Mark every day and learn, first-hand, the art and science behind their signature red wax. Enjoy lunch overlooking their spring-fed lake and test your skills dipping bottles on the Maker’s Mark line.

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience | 10-2 | Bulleit at Stitzel-Weller

Venture behind the scenes with Bourbon legend Tom Bulleit at the historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery and into the site’s new microdistillery. There, you’ll work with our Master Blender to learn the art and science of mingling and create a custom blend. Guests will sample our whiskeys and receive an engraved, autographed bottle of Bulleit.

Train Ride Through the Bluegrass with Town Branch | 10-3 | Town Branch Distillery

All aboard! Embark on a Lexington dinner train for a four-course meal and spirits pairing with Town Branch Distillery as it winds along the scenic waterway for which this Lexington Bourbon was named and picturesque horse farms. Guests will experience a behind-the-scenes tour and fill their own keepsake Bourbon bottles – and maybe a barrel or two!

Become a Four Roses Aficionado | 10-3 | Four Roses Distillery

Get a hands-on tutorial in every step of the Bourbon-making process, from milling to final distillation, at Four Roses Distillery, recently named Whisky Magazine’s Distillery of the Year! Sign up for two, two-hour sessions as Distillery Manager; Distillery Operator; Fermenter Operator; Utility Operator; Quality Lab Manager; Small Batch Mingling; or Bourbon Food Pairing.

Coopers & Cupids - Finding your Single Barrel Soul-mate | 10-3 | Heaven Hill Distillery

Find your single barrel soul mate as you explore and sample Bourbon from different floors and locations within one of Heaven Hill’s finest open-rick warehouses. Heaven Hill Master Distillers and Bourbon experts will be stationed throughout to discuss aging factors. You’ll be able to take home a personal single barrel bottle from the location you like the best.

Thursday, June 4th | Night Cap Events

Bourbonque at the Historic Family Home of Jim Beam | 7-10 | Beam Family Home, Bardstown

Join Fred Noe, 7th generation Master Distiller and great grandson of Jim Beam, at the historic Beam family home in Bardstown. Start the night with an exclusive tour and tasting, followed by a down-home barbeque dinner. Cap off the evening with some of Beam’s newest expressions in Fred’s private Man Cave.

Maker’s Mark Progressive Dinner | 7-10 | Downtown Louisville

Dine your night away with a savory Maker’s Mark experience along Louisville’s Historic Frankfort Avenue. Hosts Bill Samuels, Jr., Rob Samuels and Master Distiller Greg Davis will treat you to Maker’s inspired dishes with some of Louisville’s renowned chefs.

Master Distiller’s Dinner at Woodford Reserve | 7:30-10:30 | Woodford Reserve Distillery

An evening of Bourbon and culinary indulgence. You’ll start by making your own $1,000 mint julep under the guidance of our Master Distiller, Chris Morris. We’ll have a toast on the distillery floor with a very rare Woodford Reserve spirit followed by a multi-course Bourbon dinner prepared by our 5-times James Beard-nominated Chef-in-Residence, Ouita Michel.

The Art of Cooking with Michter’s Bourbon | 7-10 | Frazier History Museum

Savor an interactive Michter’s culinary adventure on the rooftop of the Frazier History Museum overlooking the Ohio River. Famed chef Patrick Roney of the Seelbach Hotel will lead you in the preparation of a delicious Bourbon-inspired meal with signature cocktails perfected by renowned mixologists.

Wild Turkey: Dinner with the Russells | 10-7 | Seelbach Hotel

Enjoy an intimate dinner with the Russells at the famed Seelbach Hotel in downtown Louisville.

Heaven Hill: An Evening with the Shapira Family | 7-10 | Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Enjoy an intimate catered dinner with three generations of the Shapira family, founders and owners of Heaven Hill Brands, in the Speakeasy lounge at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in Louisville. There will be lots of personal interaction and a guided tasting of some rare and historic Heaven Hill bottlings throughout the years.

Old Forester Speakeasy | 10–1am | Seelbach Hotel, Rathskeller

Travel back in time with Old Forester, the only Bourbon still in existence today that was produced before, during and after Prohibition by its original distiller. Join us at the legendary Rathskeller for a night of delicious appetizers, craft cocktails, and live music. Dress in your best Prohibition-era speakeasy attire!

Flavor Affair: How Kentucky Women Breathed Life into the Bourbon Industry | 6:30-9:30 | Kentucky Governor’s Mansion

The production will be the centerpiece of a spirited evening hosted by Bourbon Women at the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort from 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 4, 2015, in conjunction with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s second annual Bourbon Affair.  The exclusive event will also feature tastings led by Kentucky’s craft distillers, famed Kentucky cocktails created by the mansion mixologists, an original performance by the Eve Theatre Company, as well as the culinary expertise of some of Kentucky’s most renowned female chefs.   Admission is $75 per person/Bourbon Women members and $100 per person/non members

Friday, June 5th | Distillery Day Events

The Woodford Reserve Special Edition | 10-3 | Woodford Reserve Experience

Char barrels, make mash and craft a unique Woodford Reserve small batch Bourbon under the expert guidance of Master Distiller Chris Morris. Take home an exclusive Kentucky Bourbon Affair bottle and enjoy a gourmet Bourbon lunch while sampling from the very first barrel of Woodford Reserve.

Fishing with the Noe Family: Uncovering Booker’s Honey Hole | 10-3| Jim Beam

Join Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe in a day of fishing at his father’s coveted honey hole. Enjoy a rare private tour and a good ole Southern fish fry, while Freddie tells the timeless stories of life in the Beam family and memories with Booker Noe.

The Wild Turkey Experience | 10-3 | Wild Turkey Distillery

Talk about living legends. Spend a day with Jimmy and Eddie Russell, the father-son duo who are enshrined in the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame, as they put you to work in the iconic Wild Turkey Distillery. Sample the distillery’s portfolio including Rare Breed, Russell’s Reserve and a special limited-time collaboration – ’98 Reserve – before it hits the market.

A Day's Work at Maker’s Mark | 10-3 | Maker’s Mark Distillery

Join the Maker’s Mark team! Work alongside the experts that craft Maker’s Mark every day and learn, first-hand, the art and science behind their signature red wax. Enjoy lunch overlooking their spring-fed lake and test your skills dipping bottles on the Maker’s Mark line.

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience | 10-2 | Bulleit at Stitzel-Weller

Venture behind the scenes with Bourbon legend Tom Bulleit at the historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery and into the site’s new microdistillery. There, you’ll work with our Master Blender to learn the art and science of mingling and create a custom blend. Guests will sample our whiskeys and receive an engraved, autographed bottle of Bulleit.

Train Ride Through the Bluegrass with Town Branch | 10-3 | Town Branch Distillery

All aboard! Embark on a Lexington dinner train for a four-course meal and spirits pairing with Town Branch Distillery as it winds along the scenic waterway for which this Lexington Bourbon was named and picturesque horse farms. Guests will experience a behind-the-scenes tour and fill their own keepsake Bourbon bottles – and maybe a barrel or two!

Become a Four Roses Aficionado | 10-3 | Four Roses Distillery

Get a hands-on tutorial in every step of the Bourbon-making process, from milling to final distillation, at Four Roses Distillery, recently named Whisky Magazine’s Distillery of the Year! Sign up for two, two-hour sessions as Distillery Manager; Distillery Operator; Fermenter Operator; Utility Operator; Quality Lab Manager; Small Batch Mingling; or Bourbon Food Pairing.

Coopers & Cupids - Finding your Single Barrel Soul-mate | 10-3 | Heaven Hill Distillery

Find your single barrel soul mate as you explore and sample Bourbon from different floors and locations within one of Heaven Hill’s finest open-rick warehouses. Heaven Hill Master Distillers and Bourbon experts will be stationed throughout to discuss aging factors. You’ll be able to take home a personal single barrel bottle from the location you like the best.

Friday, June 5th | Night Cap Events

Craft to Cocktail | time TBD | Distilled Spirits Epicenter

What happens behind the closed doors of a beverage research and development laboratory? Debunk the mystery on Friday, June 5th at the Distilled Spirits Epicenter. Serve on a craft distillers' formal focus group and be the first consumers to provide these emerging distillers with your evaluation of new and innovative creations coming to market. Grab your lab-coat and meet the Flavorman himself in his state-of-the-art beverage development center to create, blend, and label your own customized cocktail mixer. Think your mixer is best? Take a sample vial of your creation to the mixology experts stationed down the road at Copper & Kings Distillery and enter to win a prize package. Enjoy live music, hearty eats and delicious cocktails provided by the Kentucky Distillers' Assocaition Craft Members.

Bourbonque at the Historic Family Home of Jim Beam | 7-10 | Beam Family Home, Bardstown

Join Fred Noe, 7th generation Master Distiller and great grandson of Jim Beam, at the historic Beam family home in Bardstown. Start the night with an exclusive tour and tasting, followed by a down-home barbeque dinner. Cap off the evening with some of Beam’s newest expressions in Fred’s private Man Cave.

Chords & Cocktails: Bulleit’s Homage to the Bakersfield Sound | 7-10 | Silver Dollar

Join Tom Bulleit and the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience team at Louisville’s renowned Silver Dollar (one of GQ’s 10 best whiskey bars) for an entertaining and educational evening of Southern comfort food, stripped-down cocktails and vinyl music pairings inspired by the Bakersfield sound movement – demonstrating that simple can be revolutionary.

Four Roses’ Culinary Celebration | 7-10 | Bourbons Bistro

Join Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience at Bourbons Bistro, recently awarded the Gold Medal for Whisky Magazine’s “Whisky Bars of the World.” This hands-on event will feature cooking demonstrations, food pairings and cocktail creations. Guests can taste what makes Four Roses unique – 10 distinct Bourbon recipes.

Maker’s Mark: Southern Style Crab & Crawfish Boil | 7-10 | Bill Samuel’s House

It doesn’t get more Southern than this. Bill Samuels, Jr., opens his home on the Ohio River for a true crab and crawfish boil. See Bill’s historic Maker’s Mark treasures, savor his unforgettable stories and sample the signature spirit that made red wax famous.

Saturday, June 6th | Distillery Day Events

Woodford Reserve: Exploring our 5 Flavor Sources | 10-3 | Woodford Reserve Experience

Join Woodford Reserve’s sensory experts in this guided palate training through Bourbon’s subtle nuances of fruit, floral, spice and nut. The class will finish with a culinary-inspired cocktail and gourmet Bourbon lunch.

Fishing with the Noe Family: Uncovering Booker’s Honey Hole | 10-3| Jim Beam

Join Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe in a day of fishing at his father’s coveted honey hole. Enjoy a rare private tour and a good ole Southern fish fry, while Freddie tells the timeless stories of life in the Beam family and memories with Booker Noe.

A Day's Work at Maker’s Mark | 10-3 | Maker’s Mark Distillery

Join the Maker’s Mark team! Work alongside the experts that craft Maker’s Mark every day and learn, first-hand, the art and science behind their signature red wax. Enjoy lunch overlooking their spring-fed lake and test your skills dipping bottles on the Maker’s Mark line.

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience | 10-2 | Bulleit at Stitzel-Weller

Venture behind the scenes with Bourbon legend Tom Bulleit into the laboratory of historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery, where you will work with Master Blenders to learn the art and science of mingling custom brands. Guests will sample whiskeys and receive an engraved, autographed bottle of Bulleit.

Train Ride Through the Bluegrass with Town Branch | 10-3 | Town Branch Distillery

All aboard! Embark on a Lexington dinner train for a four-course meal and spirits pairing with Town Branch Distillery as it winds along the scenic waterway for which this Lexington Bourbon was named and picturesque horse farms. Guests will experience a behind-the-scenes tour and fill their own keepsake Bourbon bottles – and maybe a barrel or two!

Become a Four Roses Aficionado | 10-3 | Four Roses Distillery

Get a hands-on tutorial in every step of the Bourbon-making process, from milling to final distillation, at Four Roses Distillery, recently named Whisky Magazine’s Distillery of the Year! Sign up for two, two-hour sessions as Distillery Manager; Distillery Operator; Fermenter Operator; Utility Operator; Quality Lab Manager; Small Batch Mingling; or Bourbon Food Pairing.

Coopers & Cupids - Finding your Single Barrel Soul-mate | 10-3 | Heaven Hill Distillery

Find your single barrel soul mate as you explore and sample Bourbon from different floors and locations within one of Heaven Hill’s finest open-rick warehouses. Heaven Hill Master Distillers and Bourbon experts will be stationed throughout to discuss aging factors. You’ll be able to take home a personal single barrel bottle from the location you like the best.

Michter’s Rare Tasting & Tour | 10-2 | Michter’s Distillery

Don’t miss this rare “celebration” at Michter’s new distillery, the first time it’s been opened to the general public. Tour and taste Michter’s small batch and single barrel brands, including Celebration, the distillery’s luxury sour mash offering blended from special barrels over 20 and 30 years old. Hand-label your own souvenir bottle of Michter’s on the bottling line and enjoy signature cocktails and a Bourbon-inspired lunch.

Saturday, June 6th | Closing Event

CasaBourblanca | 7pm-9 | Bowman Air Field

Just picture it - The scene, laid-back all white tropical elegant lifestyle. Enjoy a refreshing white dog mojito under the cool evening night. Savor the flavor of a freshly cut cigar while listening to a live pianist play "As Time Goes By". Indulge your desires with some of the most premium sough after Bourbons inside the hangar. Taste farm fresh Kentucky delicacies prepared by talented chefs from Louisville - named a top foodie city. While we are pouring the Bourbon & Mojito's, the party will heat up with dancing and live music.

Sunday, June 7th | Send-off Event

Polo on the Waterfront | 11am – 3pm | Waterfront Park, Louisville

The morning's festivities will kick off with a premium VIP Kentucky Proud brunch overlooking the Ohio River. A five-course meal will be served on a beautiful salvaged barn-wood table adorned with gorgeous wildflowers. And of course we will have plenty of Bourbon to sample thanks to Heaven Hill Distilleries, Jim Beam, Michter's and Town Branch. Following brunch, four polo teams will compete to be the Kentucky Bourbon Affair polo champion. In addition to the polo match, general admission guests will enjoy a festival-like atmosphere with multiple activations including an onsite Kentucky Proud farmers market where guests can purchase products directly. And don’t' forget the match-side tailgating spots which are perfect for a group of friends to have some of the best seats available.

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