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Louisville is in LOVE with Bourbon

Louisville is in LOVE with Bourbon

2024 offers fool-proof event opportunities to engage with Bourbon City’s iconic spirit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 12, 2024) – You can’t spell Louisville without love, and you certainly can’t visit Louisville without sampling America’s only native spirit, Bourbon.

Louisville boasts 11 Bourbon distilleries around the city, a culinary and cocktail adventure coined the Urban Bourbon Trail®, Bourbon-infused culinary foodways at area restaurants and a spirited calendar bursting with various Bourbon-themed events all year long. If you are planning a trip to Bourbon City, you might want to center your visit around one of these high-proof events.

February 22-24: Bourbon Classic
– The holy trinity for experiencing the very best in the culinary, cocktail and Bourbon arts through a collection of rare, interactive events.

April 11: BourbonVille
– Hosted by the Kentucky Derby Festival. Guests will taste signature Bourbon drinks from some of Kentucky’s top distilleries, enjoy Bourbon-inspired cuisine and meet the Master Distillers.

April 23-28: Distilled
– A week of once-in-a-lifetime events and experiences curated by Garden & Gun Magazine showcasing Kentucky's Bourbon Country. The six-day event with eight unique experiences offers unparalleled access to the birthplace of bourbon, bringing together featured talent from distillers to chefs, musicians, and more.

June 1-14: Old Fashioned Fortnight
– Every year, Louisville celebrates the libation during Old Fashioned Fortnight by shining a spotlight on the spirited Bourbon concoction with special exhibits, events, cocktail classes, dinners and more.

August 15-18: Bourbon SIPosium
– The only consumer-based, female-focused whiskey conference in the US. Part industry conference, part girls’ weekend, and part family reunion, SIPosium demonstrates the magic of 400+ bourbon-loving women in the room together.

August 29-September 1: Bourbon Boule
 – A gathering of premium spirits enthusiasts drawing a unique demographic of African Americans from across the country for a highly curated weekend-long experience.

September 13-15: Kentucky Bourbon Festival
 – Though hosted in Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World ®, you can make Louisville your base and catch a complimentary shuttle to the event grounds.

September 19-22: Bourbon and Beyond
– Known as the World’s Largest Bourbon & Music Festival, the four-day party brings together the perfect blend of bourbon, food, and music to celebrate what makes Louisville such a beloved festival destination.

December TBD: Sip and Sole
– With a focus on adding to the style, culture, and authenticity of the industry – Sip & Sole aims to capture the next generation of spirits drinkers.

Press note
to local event producers: If you have an annual Bourbon-centered that was missed, please contact infostaff@gotolouisville.com.

While planning a trip to Louisville, guests can download a copy of Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide to help plan a tour around Louisville to see the city's top attractions and bourbon distilleries. Visitors also can get additional city attraction, lodging and dining assistance at gotolouisville.com.

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