“They’re at the post…”
In Kentucky, they say the limestone water that flows through the creeks, rivers and lakes is good for two things; building strong bones in Kentucky thoroughbred horses and distilling Kentucky bourbon whiskey. Just like the Kentucky thoroughbreds that have a reputation as the fastest horses in the world, the Kentucky Bourbon Affairs coveted Golden Tickets have built up their own reputation as one of the fastest selling distilled spirits tickets in the world.
2018 VIP All-Access Golden Tickets Go on Sale This Week
Experience bourbons from six months to 25 years of age.
The Kentucky Bourbon Affair, now in its 5th year, is the only event hosted by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the distillers themselves. This year’s Bourbon Fantasy Camp is a six day event that takes place June 5 – 10, 2018. The Affair includes exclusive experiences at the world’s most iconic distilleries, nightcap events featuring top chefs and the company of Bourbon Barons and Master Distillers, rare tastings and souvenir bottles of bourbon.
A limited supply of Golden Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 1 at 12:00pm Eastern Time. This year’s Golden Tickets are $1,900 and include 10 events plus transportation. Once the Golden Tickets sell out, tickets to individual event will open up to the general public.
“Golden Tickets have been highly coveted every year,” said Kentucky Distillers’ Association President Eric Gregory. “These are all-access passes to the week’s events with the personal service of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair Concierge Team to make sure each experience is outstanding.”
Oh yum, food and bourbon pairings.
Each Golden Ticket includes:
- VIP access to the Bourbon Women opening reception on Tuesday night
- Three daytime distillery experiences
- Three nightcap activities
- Advance selection of educational and tasting sessions at Higher Proof Expo on Saturday
- VIP access to the signature event on Saturday evening – Angel’s Fare
- Whisky Chicks Bourbon Brunch on Sunday
- Exclusive Kentucky Bourbon Affair gift bundle
- Early access to private barrel selections at Four Roses Distillery, Heaven Hill Distillery, Jim Beam Distillery, and Wild Turkey Distillery
- Transportation to all events, customized itineraries and personal service
Gregory said, “The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is our chance to invite visitors from all over the world to experience our one-of-a-kind Kentucky Bourbon culture. It is truly an unforgettable celebration of good friends, good food, and exceptional Bourbon.”
Highlights from 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Affair
Participating distilleries include,
- Angel’s Envy Distillery
- Bulleit’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery
- Four Roses Distillery
- Hartfield & Co. Distillery
- Heaven Hill Distillery
- Jeptha Creed Distillery
- Jim Beam American Stillhouse
- Limestone Branch Distillery
- Maker’s Mark
- Michter’s Distillery
- Old Forester
- O.Z. Tyler Distillery
- Rabbit Hole Distilling
- Town Branch Distillery
- Wild Turkey Distillery
- Wilderness Trail Distillery
- Woodford Reserve Distillery