The 2015 Kentucky Bourbon Affair kicked off with a large crowd underground with “Bourbon Under the Rocks” at Louisville Mega Cavern. How cool is this, spending the evening in a cave surrounded by the same Kentucky limestone that helps to make the signature limestone water that produces the brown nectar known as “the water of life” or simply, whisky. 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.
Kentucky’s limestone shelf produces the sweetest water supply in the world – this precious water is what makes our thoroughbreds fast, our women pretty and our Bourbon delicious. ~ Kentucky Bourbon Affair
Guests were invited to test their strength and agility on the only completely underground aerial ropes course and zip line in the world. As they say in the fine print when you sign up for the ropes course and zip lines, “When was the last time you had to sign a waiver to attend a cocktail party?” There were plenty of cocktails available to allow guests to sample many daring Bourbon cocktails and enjoy some extreme cuisine prepared by Kentucky Proud chefs. And to top it off, everyone got to “Rock out” to Louisville’s original Bourbon Jazz Band, Billy Goat Strut Revue.
A portion of The Kentucky Bourbon Affair proceeds will benefit three groups involving retired racehorses, forestry research and a support fund for employees of a recent distillery accident.