What happens when Whisky Chicks and Bourbon Brotherhood come together for a fund raiser? Well, after the first four years the combo has raised more than $87,000 for local charities. On August 25, 2018 the groups will be celebrating their 5th annual Bourbon Mixer, an anniversary traditionally celebrated with “Wood.” We think that’s quite apropos for an event that’s centered around bourbon, for we all know, one of the elements required by law for whiskey to legally be called bourbon is it must be aged in “charred new oak containers.”
Whisky produced in the U.S. at not exceeding 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof) from a fermented mash of not less than 51 percent corn and stored at not more than 62.5% alcohol by volume (125 proof) in charred new oak containers.
~ Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Chapter 4
This year’s event, which is themed as a modern mid-century cocktail party, will once again include tastings of unique bourbons, bourbon cocktails, and bourbon-infused treats from 21 different distilleries. Attendees will also enjoy live music, appetizers and desserts, a silent auction with one-of-a-kind bourbon experiences and rare bottles of whisky, and the opportunity to mingle with other bourbon enthusiasts, Master Distillers and other bourbon celebrities.
Stay Informed: Sign up here for the Distillery Trail free email newsletter and be the first to get all the latest news, trends, job listings and events in your inbox.
Are they politically correct? Probably not. Do the Whisky Chicks invite men to attend their events. They sure do. Do the Bourbon Brotherhood invite women to attend their events? They sure do. This is bourbon after all; it’s all about bringing people together and celebrating life because, “No great story ever started with, ‘Let’s have a salad.’”
Bourbon Mixer Looking to Break the $100,000 for Charity Mark
“We’re very excited that the money raised from this year’s event will push the cumulative funds raised beyond $100,000. That has made a very real impact to people the community,” said Bruce Corwin, Founder Bourbon Brotherhood.
Participating distilleries at the 2018 Bourbon Mixer include.
Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Copper & Kings American Brandy Co.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
Four Roses Distillery
Heaven Hill Distillery
Huber’s Starlight Distillery
Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon
Jim Beam Distillery
Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Kentucky Peerless Distillery
Limestone Branch Distillery
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
New Riff Distillery
Old Forester Distillery
Rabbit Hole Distilling
Town Branch Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery
The 2018 Bourbon Mixer takes place August 25, 2018 from 6:30pm-10:30pm at The Henry Clay, 604 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40202. Tickets for this year’s event are $125 each. For more information and tickets please visit BourbonMixer.com.