All bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is bourbon. And all Scotch is whiskey but not all whiskey is Scotch. Is it whiskey or whisky? Regardless of the country of origin and any way you spell it, whiskeys from all over the world will be pouring Saturday, June 18, 2016 at WHISKY LIVE in Louisville, KY. This will be the first time that Whisky Live has taken place in Louisville. It joins the list of cities like Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., London, Dublin, Singapore, Tel-Aviv and Paris.
A Marriage Made in Whiskey Heaven
Whisky Live in Louisville, is not going solo, it actually caps off a week of Bourbon events that are part of the Kentucky Distillers’ Associations, Kentucky Bourbon Affair that takes place June 14-19. What better way to wrap up a week of bourbon festivities than to invite some of the best whiskey brands, distillers and brand ambassadors from around the world to the same event.
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Mingle with the Makers, Movers & Shakers
Whisky Live allows attendees to sample an incredible range of more than 150 Scotches, Bourbons and whiskies from around the globe, while mingling with industry experts from abroad. The event prides itself in bringing together the finest whiskies, great food and a range of education and entertainment to make learning about whisky both fun and stimulating. Whether you are a whisky enthusiast, an uninitiated newcomer or just looking for a day out that offers you something different, Whisky Live has something for everyone.
“We are excited to announce this long overdue launch of WHISKY LIVE in Louisville, home of Bourbon and America’s Gateway to Whiskey. In addition to a fantastic array of Bourbons and American whiskeys from across the country, there will also be distillers and ambassadors from around the globe to offer samples and insight into their sought-after brands,” said Founder Dave Sweet.
Eric Gregory, Kentucky Distillers’ Association President, said, “This is an incredible opportunity to showcase the Southern hospitality and genteel spirit that makes Kentucky Bourbon and Louisville the perfect world-class destination for Bourbon newcomers and aficionados around the world.”
Tastings, Dinner and Entertainment
The evening’s event includes a delicious bourbon infused dinner buffet, open tastings, live entertainment, a souvenir Glencairn tasting glass, and educational classes. Tickets to Whisky Live Louisville are $129 (Save over $25 with Distillery Trail promo code DT20), with an event time of 6:00 to 9:30pm. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $189 (Save over $37 with Distillery Trail promo code DT20) with early admission starting at 5:30pm. VIP ticket holders will receive a special cut crystal Glencairn glass and have access to the VIP Experience Area with special pours and bottlings from 6:00-9:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Whisky Live website here.
Update: Distillery Trail attendees can save 20% on admission by using promo code DT20 when checking out.
The event takes place at Marriott East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Louisville, KY 40299.