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Bourbon Legends Headed to Kentucky Derby Museum

Bourbon Legends Headed to Kentucky Derby Museum

Three-part Tasting Series Features Titans of Bourbon Industry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2019) – Sip with bourbon legends during the Kentucky Derby Museum’s prestigious Legends Series: Bourbon Masters event, which is returning for the 8th consecutive year.

The Legends Series offers three nights of casual, in-depth conversation with pioneers and titans of the bourbon industry. Each night in the series is hosted by Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author Fred Minnick. He’s also a bourbon curator and tasting expert and is the Derby Museum’s ‘Bourbon Authority.’

Minnick is just one of the bourbon legends guests will encounter. Each evening features a different Bourbon Master who hand-picks a selection of bourbon tastings. Each will share his or her expertise and engage guests through their senses while tasting fine bourbons.

With a dedicated following, this series sells out each year and has earned several accolades, including being named to the Bourbon Bucket List by Matt Levy’s “The Alcohol Professor.”

All events take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Tickets are on sale now and are $150 for the three-event package now through Dec. 31. After Dec. 31, the cost is $200.

Peggy Noe Stevens – Thursday, January 23, 2020

-World’s first female Master Bourbon Taster

-2019 Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee

-Has been dubbed the “Oprah of whiskey entertaining”

-Has represented Kentucky for such notables as Julia Child, Bobby Flay and the Prince of Spain

-Featured bourbons include Peerless Rye, Michter's, Jim Beam – Baker’s Single Barrel


Freddie Johnson (Buffalo Trace Distillery) – Thursday, January 30, 2020

-Johnson, a Buffalo Trace third-generation employee, entertains thousands each year on tours as the distillery’s VIP Visitor Lead, and is one of the most popular and highly sought-after tour guides

-2018 Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee

-Featured bourbons will include Buffalo Trace, Weller Special Reserve, Sazerac and more


Conor O’Driscoll (Heaven Hill Distillery) – Thursday, February 6, 2020

-Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distillery

-Fifth Master Distiller in Heaven Hill’s 84-year history

-Technical expertise and degree in chemical engineering give him the ability to focus on quality, authenticity and innovation

-Native of Dublin, Ireland

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