Eight of the country’s most prestigious Bourbon authors will be featured at “Bourbon Under the Rocks,” the opening ceremony for this year’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair, where they will talk about their books, sign autographs and discuss America’s only native spirit.
The Louisville Mega Cavern is one of the largest caverns in the U.S. Appropriately, it’s a massive limestone quarry—it will feel like going home day for much of the limestone born bourbon that is sure to be poured in the cave. The cavern was made by miners blasting out a mind-boggling amount of rock for over 42 years during the middle of the 20th century. It’s an underground adventure rich in history, geology, mining, recycling, green building technology, and just simply HUGE in scale. The man-made cavern spans under a number of roadways and is part of 17 miles of corridors located beneath the city of Louisville, Kentucky.
Here’s a list of the featured authors along with many of their bourbon focused books.
Tim Laird, author of “That’s Entertaining!” and “That’s Entertaining! Cocktails and Appetizers”
Bernie Lubbers, author of “Bourbon Whiskey – Our Native Spirit”
Fred Minnick, author of “Whiskey Women: The Untold Truth About How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whiskey” and the upcoming “Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker”
Susan Reigler, author of “Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide” and co-author of “The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book”
Noah Rothbaum, author of “The Art of American Whiskey: A Visual History of the Nation’s Most Storied Spirit, through 100 Iconic Labels”
Albert Schmid, author of “The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook”
Mike Veach, author of “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage”
Molly Wellmann, author of “Handcrafted Cocktails: The Mixologist’s Guide to Classic Drinks for Morning, Noon & Night”
The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is a five-day Bourbon fantasy camp that will be held June 3-7, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and events at the most famous Bourbon distilleries in the world. It’s the only whiskey event created and executed by the distilleries themselves.
The Kentucky Bourbon Affair will benefit three groups involving retired racehorses, forestry research and a support fund for employees of a recent distillery accident.
“The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is a classic, unforgettable Bourbon lover’s dream. It’s a great escape to experience the art and science of crafting the world’s finest whiskey, our genteel Southern hospitality and Louisville’s passionate spirit. Get your tickets today.”
The event is Wednesday, June 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Louisville Mega Cavern. Tickets are available at Kentucky Bourbon Affair website. Books will be available on-site for purchase.