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LOUISVILLE, KY – In honor of National Bourbon Day, Danny Wimmer Presents is ecstatic to
announce its highly anticipated Food & Beverage Partners for BOURBON &
BEYOND, an incredible all-in-one bourbon, food, and music festival that
celebrates the craftsmanship, soul and spirit of Louisville, Kentucky.
Taking place for the first time on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday,
September 24, glasses are being raised across the country to toast the
exceptional talent that is making this festival unlike any other.
Danny Wimmer Presents newest venture, the inaugural Bourbon & Beyond, is
a showcase featuring the best bourbons, master distillers, national and
local chefs, bartenders, musicians, and many other artisans. Along with
nationally celebrated Louisville chef, Edward Lee and best-selling
author and acclaimed bourbon authority, Fred Minnick, this talented trio
has brought these partners together to blend the best elements of a
bourbon festival, a food festival, and a music festival into one
THE FOOD PROGRAM RUNDOWN:
Attendees of the Bourbon & Beyond Festival are sure to be blown away by
the overwhelming group of talented chefs, famed restaurants, interactive
demos, panels, outstanding dishes and exciting epicurean events taking
over Louisville this September.
* CHEF & RESTAURANT PARTNERS: BOURBON & BEYOND’s Chef Partners
include renowned local and national chefs and beloved Louisville
restaurants to deliver one-of-a-kind delectable creations. National
Chefs to make appearances throughout the weekend are Tom Colicchio,
Carla Hall, Edward Lee, Chris Cosentino, Amanda Freitag, Jose Salazar,
Cosmo Goss & Erling Wu-Bower, Kevin Ashworth, Anthony Lamas and Anthony
Falco, just to name a few. Local restaurants include Baxter’s 942 Bar
& Grill, Boss Hog’s BBQ, Doc Crow’s, Gospel Bird, Seviche, The
Manhattan Exchange, Whiskey Dry and many more.
* PARTIES: A ticket to Bourbon & Beyond grants access to all the
parties throughout the festival.
* THE BIG EASY BOIL PRESENTED BY SOUTHERN COMFORT: Chef Anthony Lamas
hosts the Big Easy Crawfish Boil where guests can choose between Chef
Lamas’ Latin Flavor or the NoLa Crawfish King’s traditional recipe.
Featuring New Orleans inspired tunes from DJ Johnny Sidell.
* TIKI BARREL BAR: In addition to serving up outstanding tiki
libations, renowned bartenders and cocktail book authors Jane Danger &
Alla Lapuschik demonstrate how Bourbon is taking over Tiki. Featuring
tunes by Coat Check Pool Party DJs.
* SOUTHERN SOUL BBQ: Chef Kevin Ashworth & Stacie Stewart of 610
Magnolia & Milkwood demonstrates the art of southern cooking & Maker’s
Mark cocktails at this soulful inspired party. Featuring tunes by Derby
City Soul Club.
* LIVE COOKING DEMOS AND INSPIRING PANELS:
* UNFILTERED & UNCUT: Chef Tom Colicchio + special guest: Unfiltered &
* B&B TALKS: “Break The Bootlegger featuring Julian P. Van Winkle III &
Edward Lee”: Join Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery president Julian P.
Van Winkle III and Chef Edward Lee for a discussion of identifying
authenticity and the real cost of counterfeiting in bourbon, and beyond.
* LOVE & FRIED CHICKEN WITH CARLA HALL
* WHY RYE?: Anthony Falco + guest discuss the journey of ancient grains
and what they mean to the art of pizza and distilling.
* TASTE TRIFECTA: Chris Cosentino, Edward Lee & Mathew Landan (of
* YOUNG GUNS: Erling Wu-Bower & Cosmo Goss, move over Jon & Vinny! (I
know we can’t print that but you get my drift)
* B&B TALKS: “THE WONDER WOMEN OF WHISKEY”: From distilling to
distributing, branding to bartending meet a few of the women who are
leading calling the shots in the bourbon business.
* Marianne Barnes, Master Distiller, Castle & Key Distillery
* Jane Bowie, maturation specialist, Maker’s Mark
* Jane Danger & Alla Lapuschik, authors, “From Rhum to Whiskey”
* Allisa Henley, Master Distiller, Sazerac Tennesse
* Andrea Wilson, GM & VP, Michter’s Distillery
* Moderator: Susan Reigler, author, “Kentucky Bourbon Country”
* OVER THE TOP FEASTS:
* THE B&B SUPPER CLUB FEATURING EDWARD LEE & CHRIS COSENTINO, HOSTED BY
JEFFERSON’S BOURBON: Following in the footsteps of the completely
sold-out B&B Supper Club hosted by Angel’s Envy featuring Tom
Colicchio , we are proud to announce The B&B Supper Club featuring Chris
Cosentino & Edward Lee. This 30-person ultra-exclusive dinner on Sunday
gives you a stellar view of the stage.
* THE CHICKS & CHAMPS GOSPEL BRUNCH: Traditional, Hot or Karaage,
attendees to choose their favorite fried chicken style and sip sparkling
wine with Cosmo Goss & Erling Wu-Bower on Saturday and Carla Hall on
_”I can’t wait to show the world how we do bourbon in Louisville. It is
not just a libation, it’s a lifestyle,” say Chef Edward Lee. “This
is an idea that Bourbon & Beyond and I believe wholeheartedly, and the
culinary elements will bring in a whole new level of quality that we
haven’t seen before at a festival.”_
FOR THE LOVE OF BOURBON – THE STELLAR BOURBON, DISTILLERY & MASTER
Curated by Fred Minnick, Edward Lee, and Chris Cosentino, Bourbon &
Beyond has partnered with some of the best Kentucky bourbon distilleries
to offer a rich taste of Kentucky and Bourbon with unique tasting
experiences directly with the Master Distillers and their exceptionally
crafted spirits. Eric Gregory, President of Kentucky Distillers’
“Bourbon & Beyond will attract thousands of people to the Commonwealth
and introduce them to a lineup of great Kentucky Bourbons. We’re happy
to partner with Danny Wimmer Presents on this opportunity to empower
festival goers to drink responsibly and to learn more about our rich
history and timeless craft.”
* BOURBON DISTILLERY PARTNERS: These acclaimed associations and
distilleries will all be featured and showcased during the festival:
Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, Angels Envy, Barton 1792, Jim Beam, Bulleit,
Boone County Distilling Company, Four Roses, Maker’s Mark Distillery,
MB Roland Distillery, Michters Distillery, New Riff, Brown-Foreman,
Woodford Reserve Distillery, Kentucky Peerless, Rabbit Hole, Smooth
Ambler and Limestone Branch Distillery. Other spirits and beverages to
be featured include Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort and more to be
* MASTER DISTILLER AND BOURBON CELEBRITY APPEARANCES: Appearances from
Bourbon Celebrities include: Julian P. Van Winkle III of Old Rip Van
Winkle Distillery, Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley and Master Blender
Drew Mayville of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Master Distiller John
Hargrove of Barton 1792 Distillery, Distiller Allisa Henley of Sazerac
of Tennessee, Kaveh Zamanian of Rabbit Hole Distillery, Master Distiller
Marianne Barnes of Castle & Key Distillery, Jane Bowie of Maker’s
Mark, Andrea Wilson of Michter’s, The Henderson Family (Wes, Andrew,
Kyle) of Angel’s Envy, Trey Zoeller of Jefferson’s Bourbon.
“Bourbon & Beyond is bringing an entirely new generation of whiskey
lovers to the birthplace of bourbon,” says Buffalo Trace Master
Distiller Harlen Wheatley. “We’re looking forward to celebrating
with the entire bourbon community behind this exciting new endeavor.”
EXPERIENCES & SPEAKEASIES:
Attendees will also get the opportunity to immerse themselves within the
Kentucky bourbon world even further, from hidden speakeasies to
immersive events such as:
* THE BIG BOURBON BAR: Presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal,
this larger than life activation will include a 20,000- sq. ft bar
serving expertly crafted bourbon cocktails featuring the following,
exclusive Bourbon partners: 1792, Angel’s Envy, Barrell, Basil
Hayden’s, Blade and Bow, Bloody Butcher’s Creed, Buffalo Trace,
Bulleit, Coopers’ Craft, Eagle Rare, Eighteen 33, Four Roses,
Hartfield & Co., Jefferson’s, Jim Beam, Kentucky Peerless, Knob Creek,
Maker’s Mark, MB Roland, Michter’s, O.K.I., Old Forester, Rabbit Hole,
Smooth Ambler, W. L. Weller, Woodford Reserve, and Yellowstone.
* THE HAYMARKET HUNTER’S CLUB: A bourbon hound’s dream come true with
experimental, rare, and hard-to-find bourbons.
* THE BROWN-FORMAN COOPERAGE: Brown-Forman is the only major spirits
company in the entire world to make its own new barrels, and Bourbon &
Beyond is very excited to partner with The Brown-Forman Cooperage to
offer festivalgoers the experience of witnessing the historic art of
barrel raising and featuring Old Forrester, Woodford Reserve, Coopers’
Craft and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.
* DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE SPEAKEASY: Rabbit Hole invites you to go Down
The Rabbit Hole into an exclusive bar hidden off the beaten path
featuring cocktails by Proprietors LLC, the team behind Death & Co.
That’s all we can say for now – figuring out how to get in will be
entirely up to you!
* BOOKER NOE’S SMALL BATCH BAR: Booker Noe was a sixth-generation
master distiller who grew up at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky.
He was born to bourbon. He actually coined the term “small batch.”
And if you can find Booker Noe’s Small Batch Bar, you’ll be one of
the lucky guests to taste and experience what Booker believed in: Like
bourbon, life is best enjoyed in slower, smaller batches. Head here and
enjoy some Basil Hayden, Knob Creek and Baker’s.
* THE SMOOTH AMBLER SALOON: Hidden somewhere on the grounds of Bourbon
& Beyond is The Smooth Ambler Saloon, a speakeasy featuring Old Scout
bourbon cocktails. Stay tuned for details on how to get in!
* BOURBON WORKSHOPS: Access to bourbon’s best and brightest in a
series of free and intimate distilling, bartending, pairing, and cooking
ADDITIONAL CAN’T BE MISSED MUSIC PERFORMANCES:
Along with the world-class musical performances happening throughout the
weekend and on the two main music stages, Bourbon & Beyond’s BIG
BOURBON BAR will also include bluegrass music all weekend long curated
by The Bluegrass Situation and featuring The Steel Wheels, Mipso, Town
Mountain, Love Canon, NewTown, The Tillers and Reva Dawn Salon. Bourbon
& Beyond’s Resident DJ’s also join the mix with Coat Check Pool
Party DJ’s, Craig Pfunder, Derby City Soul Club and, Johnny Siegel
spinning all weekend long at the parties.
They join the headliners of the weekend STEVIE NICKS, EDDIE VEDDER,
STEVE MILLER BAND, BAND OF HORSES, JOE BONAMASSA, GARY CLARK JR., PAUL
RODGERS, AMOS LEE, BUDDY GUY, TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE, KENNY
WAYNE SHEPHERD, JONNY LANG, G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, CHRIS ROBINSON
BROTHERHOOD, ZZ WARD, NIKKI LANE, SHAWN JAMES & THE SHAPESHIFTERS,
FANTASTIC NEGRITO, KIEFER SUTHERLAND, DAVE CAVALIER, BLUEGRASS FAVORITES
CURATED BY THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION, AND MORE.
The Bourbon & Beyond Festival is sure to be the most unforgettable and
inspiring experience of music, food and bourbon yet. Like the flames
that char the barrels, the hearth that nourishes our appetites, or the
heart of an incredible beat, soul and passion will radiate throughout
the Bourbon & Beyond festival.
For tickets and more details on the full line up of Food & Beverage
Partners, please visit BourbonandBeyond.com .