Kentucky Historical Society
KHS, Buffalo Trace Distillery to Host Bourbon Discussion, Tasting
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2010)—Get a taste of one of Kentucky’s signature industries this spring when the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Buffalo Trace Distillery host “All About Bourbon: An Evening with Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler.” The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Perrine, an award-winning bartender from Jack’s Lounge in Louisville, and Reigler, a noted author and former Courier-Journal restaurant critic, will discuss their new book, “The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book.” The book will also be available for purchase and signing.
Historic images of Kentucky’s bourbon industry from KHS Collections will be featured during this event, along with bourbon-related artifacts, including Catherine Carpenter’s sour mash recipe from 1818 and bourbon bottles and labels from some of the many distilleries that operated in Kentucky at that time. Light appetizers and the Kentucky Mimosa, the evening’s signature cocktail featuring a Buffalo Trace bourbon, will also be available for attendees.
A VIP bourbon tasting—an opportunity offered only to KHS members—will take place at 5:30 p.m., prior to the main event. Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley will conduct the tasting, which will feature bourbons from the world’s most award-winning distillery. Tickets for the VIP tasting, which include both the tasting with Wheatley and the main event, are $35. Seating for this portion of the evening is very limited, so reserve your tickets early.
Tickets for the main event are $15 for KHS members and $20 for all other patrons. KHS members will also receive a 20 percent discount on the purchase of “The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book.” Reservations will be taken until March 22. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and are available only to patrons 21 and older. IDs will be checked at the door. To purchase tickets, please contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414.
To find out more about Buffalo Trace Distillery and its brands, visit www.buffalotrace.com. To find out more about KHS, including information about becoming a member, click here.
About the Kentucky Historical Society
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Old State Capitol and Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.
About Buffalo Trace
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned company based in Franklin County, Kentucky. The distillery's rich distilling tradition dates back to 1787 and has included such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo Trace is a fully operational distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Buffalo Trace has won seven distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Malt Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Buffalo Trace has also garnered more than 200 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. Most recently the distillery was named the 2010 World Icons of Whisky “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year” by Whisky Magazine.