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We are excited to announce the launch of the inaugural NKY Bourbon Festival & Tasting Party. In a celebration of our Northern Kentucky community’s bourbon heritage and it’s growing local distillery and culinary scene, we present our first event - the Tasting Party.

Come sample from some of the most well known brands, the best restaurants of NKY, and talk to experts and learn more about bourbon and its growing impact to our region. Tickets will include bourbon tastings, unlimited food samples, music, a car show, and undoubtedly good friends. This event is 21+ only. Our nonprofit beneficiary for this event is the Ken Anderson Alliance.

General Admission Ticket: Includes a tasting postcard with 4 tastings, a tasting glass, unlimited food samples, and a drink ticket.

VIP Ticket: Includes a meet & greet & signing with Ken Anderson, a tasting postcard with 4 tastings, a tasting glass, food provided by Smokin This and That BBQ, unlimited food samples, and 2 drink tickets.

DISCOUNTED ROOMS AVAILABLE! To ensure the safety of everyone, the Hilton Cincinnati Airport is providing a block of rooms to anyone that would like to stay after the event. Please visit https://bit.ly/2QJlzUY to learn more! Offer ends Wednesday, September 26th!

LIVE ACTION SEMINARS: Along with bourbon tastings and food samples, there will be 3 Live Action Seminars where you can learn more about bourbon from some local experts!

Room 1: Bill Whitlow creating a bourbon cocktail with Budweiser Copper Lager

Room 2: Learn about the B-Line from creator and Executive Bourbon Steward, Julie Kirkpatrick

Bourbons Offered:

  • New Riff
  • Boone County Distillery
  • Angel's Envy
  • Four Roses
  • I.W. Harper
  • Jim Beam
  • Maker's Mark
  • Old Forester
  • Wellers
  • Wild Turkey
  • Woodford Reserve

Participating Restaurants:

  • Blinkers Tavern
  • Colonial Cottage
  • Drake's
  • Estate Bistro
  • Flipdaddy's Brilliant Burgers & Craft Beer Bar
  • Hilton Cincinnati Airport
  • Kitchen 1883
  • Smoke Justis
  • Sub Station II

Participating Distilleries:

  • Four Roses

Participating Cars:

  • Indian 4 Motorcycle
  • Ferrari 512 Testa Rossa
  • BMC Mini Cooper
  • Porsche 911
  • 1940 Ford
  • Ferrari 308
  • Lotus Espirit
  • Alfa Romeo GTV
  • Ghia SS
  • Acura NSX
  • Mercedes Benz 280 SL
  • MG B
  • Jaguar E-Type
  • Aston Martin DB7
  • Ford GT
  • Audi R8
  • Mercedes Benz 500 SL
  • Lexus ES 300
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  • Corvette
  • Mazda Miata Type R
  • Volkswagen Type 1
  • Datsun 240Z

For more information, contact Hannah Jones, Event Manager, at [email protected] or (513)297-1351. If you are interested in sponsorship, contact Abbey Cummins, Advertising Director, at [email protected] or (513)297-6217.

Venue Information

Hilton Cincinnati Airport
7373 Turfway Rd
Florence, KY 41042

Organizer Information

NKY Magazine

30 Garfield Place, Suite 440
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-2542

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Hannah Jones
(513) 297-1351
[email protected]