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Jim Rutledge’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Jim Rutledge's 50th Anniversary Celebration

05nov7:00 pm9:00 pmJim Rutledge's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Event Details

The Bourbon Crusaders will be honoring Jim Rutledge and his 50 years of contribution to American Whiskey. Proceeds from this event will go to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – CCF&A, a foundation that is personally important to Jim and his family.

The event will be MC’d by Bourbon Author, Fred Minnick with special guest appearances from industry titans along with a host of exclusive whiskies for tasting. The night will also feature a silent auction of great Bourbons, Ryes, Whiskeys and other surprises for collectors and connoisseurs.

Jim Rutledge’s career has spanned 50 Years in this great industry. His longevity is a sign of the quality and care he has put into his work for all of us to share. Join us in recognizing these great achievements and help support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation as much as Jim has given to all of his fans and followers.

Two ticket options are available for this event, with all proceeds going to the CCFA. To make a direct donation to the foundation go here.

Gold Ticket (Sold Out) Includes 1/2 oz pours of:

  • Four Roses 17 Year Gift Shop
  • LeNells Red Hook Rye
  • Charbay 73.5% Private Barrel Selected by Bourbon Crusaders

Main event (Gold and Silver Ticket) includes a special Welcome Pour as well as five ½ oz pours of the following:

  • Choice of Bookers 25th or Bookers Rye
  • Four Roses 125th 2013 Small Batch Limited Edition
  • 2016 Angel’s Envy Cask Strength
  • Choice of a selection of Four Roses Private Barrels Recipes selected by Bourbon Crusaders
  • Choice of Makers Mark 46 KDA or Woodford Masters Brandy Finish
  • Willett WFE

*Choice between bottles is based on availability of remaining pours. A pour from at least one of the choice bottles is guaranteed.

After Party (entrance included with event ticket, includes three 1/2 oz pours)
– Heaven Hill “Special” Bottle, Silver Dollar Private FR, and/or selection of Bourbon Crusaders Private Barrel FR

GOLD – $250 **SOLD OUT**

  • 6:30PM VIP Entry
  • Meet & Greet with Jim Rutledge
  • Special GOLD pours during VIP entry
  • Jim Rutledge 50th Anniversary Commemorative Glass
  • Signed ½ Barrel Stave
  • 3 Door Prize Raffle Tickets
  • Entry to After Party at the Silver Dollar
  • Select 1/2 oz pours 7-9 PM
  • Food & Beverage (non-alcoholic)
  • Cash Bar
  • $200 tax-deductible (CCFA receipt available)

SILVER – $150

  • 7PM Entry to event
  • Select 1/2 oz pours 7-9 PM
  • Entry to After Party at the Silver Dollar
  • Food & Beverage (non-alcoholic)
  • Cash Bar
  • $100 tax-deductible (CCFA receipt available)

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Dress code for this event is business or smart casual.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mint Julep Tours

1631 Mellwood Avenue Louisville, KY 40206

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