Louisville’s own Whisky Chicks and Bourbon Brotherhood have teamed up for the fifth straight year to host the Bourbon Mixer, presented by Splash Analytics, on Saturday. The event will be held at The Henry Clay from 6 :30-10 :30 p.m. and feature a mid-century modern theme. So dress period-appropriately, whiskey fans!
According to a news release, the event will include bourbons tastings, bourbon cocktails and bourbon-infused treats from 21 different distilleries. (Beer and wine will also be served.) Attendees can expect appetizers and desserts provided by 8Up and Butchertown Grocery.
Expect also a silent auction with one-of-a-kind bourbon experiences and rare bottles of whisky.
With more distilleries participating than ever before, the represented brands will include first timers Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery from Nashville, New Riff from Newport, Kentucky, and Michter’s. Returning favorites include Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Evan Williams, Larceny, Elijah Craig, Rabbit Hole, Jefferson’s, Kentucky Artisan, Buffalo Trace, Starlight Distillery, Town Branch, Copper & Kings, Kentucky Peerless, Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey, and Limestone Branch. Master distillers from some of these brands will attend the event.
The Bourbon Mixer is the brainchild of Whiskey Chicks founder Linda Ruffenach and Bourbon Brotherhood founder Bruce Corwin. In its first four years, the Bourbon Mixer raised more than $87,000 in total for various local charities.
Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at BourbonMixer.com. All proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless, which works to serve the city’s underhoused population.
About the Bourbon Brotherhood: Bourbon Brotherhood is a men’s group that meets monthly to enjoy bourbon and camaraderie. They meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at various locations. Some of the men are true aficionados, some are just learning about bourbon and many are somewhere in between. The group has enjoyed making friends and business connections while learning about bourbon and experiencing new and exclusive venues. For more information see www.BourbonBrotherhood.com.
About the Whisky Chicks
The Whisky Chicks are libation liberators, whisky educators and friendship facilitators. Founded in January 2014 by Linda Ruffenach, the Whisky Chicks are on a mission to introduce and educate more women to the pleasures of a good glass of whisky, while making good friends along the way. From the novice to the connoisseur, the young professional to the great grandmother, they have something for everyone. For more information see their website www.WhiskyChicks.com.
About the Coalition for the Homeless: The Coalition for the Homeless, located at 1300 S. 4th Street, Suite 250, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Louisville. The Coalition has a three-pronged approach to this mission: advocacy, education, and coordination of their 30+ member agencies who provide a variety of services to the homeless throughout the city. For more information, visit www.louhomeless.org, call (502) 636-9550, or find The Coalition for the Homeless on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LouHomeless or on Twitter @louhomeless.