FREE EVENT
SAMPLING TICKET WORTH OVER $80

A true bourbon & bacon lovers dream come true !!!! This is a free event to come to however only ticket holders will be able to sample the bourbon, get their souvenir and signup for the seminars. The event goes from noon till 10:00pm and during that time there will be full bars on the street selling alcohol, food vendors and music. The classes/seminars are from noon till 3pm and then the bourbon sampling is from 4pm to 9pm. VIP starts at 4pm and General Admission starts at 5pm. Our street bars will stay open after the sampling.

Bourbon — Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines – Bourbon Barrel Aged Beers – Bacon Dishes from Amazing Restaurants
 
This event is truly for everyone as there will be over 30 different bourbons, seminars, food and live music. There will be a limited number of VIP tickets. These tickets allow you to start one hour earlier. Many of these bourbons are very hard to get and we can only get a few bottles. We do not guarantee all brands and bottles will be available throughout the entire event. Your VIP ticket means you start early and get a chance to hit all the rare items.
 
LOCATION : FLATS EAST BANK
$45 – Early Bird (Through Aug 31)
$50 – Regular Rate (Sept 1 to Sept 8)
$55 – Late Registration (Sept 9 to Sept 14)
$65 – VIP (First 100 People Only)
 
Saturday Sampling 4pm to 9pm
VIP starts at 4pm (Check In Starts at 3:30pm)
General Admission starts at 5pm (Check In Starts at 4:45pm)
 
You will get 12 sample tickets that you can use for any of the bourbons or beers you want. You will also get a souvenir as a ticket holder. Bourbons are expensive and sell for over $10 a shot in most cases. You will end up getting around 8 shots of various goodness. That’s well over $80 in bourbon plus your souvenir. With a ticket price of around $50, this is an amazing deal and a great way to try some rare and special bourbons.
 
Then you have the BACON part of the event. There will be around 8 different restaurants with tents selling specialty BACON dishes to everyone.
Graters Ice Cream
Brown Butter Bourbon Peacon Bacon Sundae

Alley Cat Oyster Bar
Smoked Pork Belly, Kimchi, Salsa Verde, Mustard Spatzele

Bold Food and Drink
Devils on Horseback

Thirsty Dog
Hot Box Bacon Maple Ice Cream, Doughnut Bacon Bourbon Caramel

Lago
Candied Bacon, Gnocchi with bacon and walnuts

Big Bang
Bacon Totchos, Tater tot Nachos Pretzel Bites w/Jalapeno beer cheese

Beer Head
Bacon Walking Taco

Bario
Bacon Bomb Taco
Bombshell (flour soft+bacon crumbles+corn hard), Thick-Cut Honey Cured Bacon, Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Pickled Jalapeno, Cilantro Lime Aioli

Lil Grandpas Kettle Corn
Bacon Cheddar/Caramel Corn, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Dantes Inferno
Kentukey Maui, Boubon Soaked Pineapple & Bacon Pizza

 
If you are looking for something special, there are some great classes and seminars that are being done by the bourbon brands. Some allow you the learn the basics of bourbons with sampling. Others are just a treat to try some more rare items. And there is the Makers Mark Dipping event where you’ll get your own Makers glass to dip, learn about Makers and sample some of their higher tier items.
LIVE MUSIC
Larry Insana 4pm
Stamper Bearcat 6pm
Rock the House Live 8pm

List of the Seminars/Classes for the Day

12:00pm – Makers Mark Dipping
$25 per person (25 people max)
Souvenir Glass that you can dip
Education Class
Sample Makers Mark Cask Strength & Makers 46
 
1:00pm – Basil Hayden Education & Sampling
$25 per person (25 people max)
Education Class
Sample Straight, Dark Rye & Caribbean Reserve Rye
 
2:00pm Event – Bourbon Legends Education Class
$20 per person (50 people max)
Education Class – Learn All About Bourbon
Sample Jim Beam, Basil Hayden, Knob Creek & Makers Mark
 
And how can you have a party without live music? Expect some blues, rock-n-roll and high energy jams.
 
Some of Participating Bourbon Brands

Makers 46
Makers Cask Strength
Old Grandad
Old Overholdt
Jim Beam Black
Jim Beam Peach
Knob Creek Single Barrel
Knob Creek Rye
Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight
Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye
Basil Caribbean (VIP)
Evan Williams Black
Evan Williams Apple
Evan Williams 1783
Evan Williams Single Barrel (VIP)
Larceny
Elijah Craig
Templeton Rye
Tin Cup
Old Camp
Pentleton
Stranahans’
Old Forester
Jack Daniels
Woodford
Cooper’s Craft
Bullet
Whistle Pig
Weller (2 skus)
1792 Small Batch
E.h. Taylor (VIP)
Buffalo Trace (VIP)
Blantons (VIP)

 
We stress being responsible, so please use Uber/Lyft or get a room at aLoft as we will be opening up rooms for the event. Spending $50 on Uber/Lyft is easily worth not getting a dui or more importantly an accident where you can hurt yourself and/or others. Please drink responsibly.

Organizer

Flats East Bank