After a successful 2020 event, Bourbon Classic will return for its ninth annual celebration of the best in bourbon, culinary and cocktails.
Following CDC and Kentucky State Guidelines, Bourbon Classic events have been rescheduled to November 3-6, 2021, from its previously announced February dates. The 2021 Bourbon Classic Friday and Saturday events will take place at a new venue: Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, Kentucky.
Signature Bourbon Classic events returning for 2021 include the Cocktail and Culinary Challenge (Friday, Nov. 5), showcasing classic and contemporary Bourbon cocktails paired with a chef’s bourbon-themed culinary complement, and TASTE (Saturday, Nov. 6), which provides opportunities for the public to sample top brands of bourbon, food pairings from featured restaurants and bourbon-inspired products.
Highlights of the 2020 Bourbon Classic included tastings of over 80 bourbons, 24-plus unique bourbon cocktails and paired small plates, and dishes prepared by Chef Samantha Fore, Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites, Lexington, Ky.; Chef Andrew McCabe, bar Vetti; Chef Jonathan Searle, Proof on Main; and Chef Levon Wallace, Silver Dollar.
“We look forward to celebrating nine years of Bourbon Classic in 2021,” says Tony Butler, Bourbon Classic co-founder. “Each year the event continues to grow, reaching more and more bourbon enthusiasts. We could not be more grateful for the tremendous support we have received.”
“The bourbon lifestyle has become a phenomenon across the country and we are lucky enough to reside in the center of the bourbon world where we can share the cocktails and culinary masterpieces, bourbon tastings and educational sessions that can only happen here in Kentucky,” Butler adds.
The Bourbon Classic was co-founded by Butler of FSA Management Group, an event planning company based in Louisville, and Justin Thompson and Seth Thompson of The Bourbon Review.
November 5 and 6, 2021, Bourbon Classic tickets are on sale now. Ticket information about the other 2021 Bourbon Classic events will be announced at a later date.