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Friday, August 23
 

12:00pm EDT

Registration with Louisville Tourism | Open until 5pm & Welcome Reception Presented by Angel's Envy | Open until 3pm
Limited Capacity seats available

Bourbon just tastes better in Kentucky, but that’s not the only reason to drink it here - the company’s pretty spectacular too! Mingle with other Bourbon Women, as well sponsor Angel's Envy Distillery. Rooted in 200 years of bourbon heritage, Angel’s Envy creates a hand-finished spirit that isn’t afraid to improve on the classic tradition. Inspired by legendary Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s lifetime spent crafting fine spirits, his family continues his tradition right down the street at their downtown Louisville distillery.

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Angel's Envy

In the beginning, Angel’s Envy was an idea between father and son. Eventually, a grandson became involved. Our small family brand began to grow. During those early days, we never anticipated just how much growth we’d see.Today, Angel’s Envy is a hand crafted, small batch whiskey... Read More →
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Louisville Tourism

As anyone who comes here soon discovers, Louisville is one of the most uniquely authentic destinations on the planet. Welcome to Bourbon City! Yes, Bourbon is a spirit that comes in a glass, but it’s also a spirit that defines our culture and compassion, our arts and parks, our... Read More →



Friday August 23, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
Medallion Foyer + Ballroom C, 1st Floor, Lobby Level

12:15pm EDT

Silent Auction Presented by Silverback Distillery & Retail Vendor Village Presented by L & D Mail Masters | 12pm - 4pm
Get a taste of numerous local vendors from Louisville and NKY. From retail to food, you'll be able to explore some of Bourbon Women's finest partners all in one stop!

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L & D Mail Masters

L & D Mail Masters Inc. is a full-service direct marketing firm incorporated in 1986. We enable our clients to create campaigns that Relate, Captivate, Cultivate and Resonate with their target audience. L & D Mail Masters, Inc. offers a wide range of solutions for your direct marketing... Read More →
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Silverback Distillery

Silverback Distillery is the only mother-daughter distilling duo in the nation crafting high quality, award-winning spirits.From the refreshing, citrus-forward Strange Monkey Gin to real honey-liqueur infused Blackback Rye Whiskey to the "ultimate butterscotch bomb" Blackback Bourbon... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 12:15pm - 12:25pm EDT
Medallion Ballroom, DEF, 1st Floor, Lobby Level

12:30pm EDT

Buffalo Trace Excursion
Limited Capacity seats available

Buffalo Trace Distillery – The E. H. Taylor Tour (Frankfort). Tour some of the oldest buildings at Buffalo Trace Distillery, a National Historic Landmark. “Bourbon Pompeii,” a 19th century distillery built by Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. uncovered on the banks of the Kentucky River, which has had fermenters restored to working condition, is included, as well as the 18th century Taylor House. There will be a tasting at the end of the tour.

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Friday August 23, 2019 12:30pm - 5:45pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

1:30pm EDT

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Excursion
Limited Capacity seats available

A healthy dose of Louisville history is included in this tour of Heaven Hill’s micro-distillery on Whiskey Row. In addition to learning about Evan Williams, one of Kentucky’s earliest commercial distillers, guests will walk through a recreation of 19th century Main Street and enjoy a tasting in one of three bars on-site. Several familiar and hard-to-find Heaven Hill whiskeys are sold in the gift shop.

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Heaven Hill

The Story Of Heaven HillShortly after Prohibition ended in the United States, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., was founded in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Shapira family to produce and market Bourbon and premium American Whiskys. At the time, it was as speculative a new business venture... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

1:30pm EDT

Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery Excursion
Limited Capacity filling up

Located in the historic Fort Nelson Building on Main Street, Michter’s newest attraction features equipment from its historic Pennsylvania distillery, a brick-lined tasting room, and a contemporary bar featuring cocktails developed by James Beard Award-winning mixologist David Wondrich.

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Michter's

Michter's is proud to honor a historical legacy tracing back to the founding of America's first whiskey company in 1753.THE EARLY YEARS: REVOLUTIONARY RYE IN SCHAEFFERSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIAOriginally known as Shenk's and later as Bomberger's, the whiskey company which ultimately became... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

1:30pm EDT

The Farm Distillery at Locust Grove Excursion
Limited Capacity full

The true founders of Kentucky’s bourbon tradition were the farmers who settled in the Ohio Valley. Virtually all farms had stills in order to turn surplus grain into whiskey and surplus fruit in to brandy, saving both from rot and converting these crops to valuable commodities that could be traded when not consumed.  Historic house museum Locust Grove, dating from 1792, is situated on 55 pastoral acres just outside of downtown Louisville. The tour of the house and grounds will include its recreated small distillery and a tasting of whiskey and brandy similar to what the Croghan family, who settled the farm, would have drunk.

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Locust Grove

This c.1792 Georgian mansion tells the story of its builders, William and Lucy Clark Croghan, and the story of American beginnings.  William and Lucy Clark Croghan, along with Lucy’s brother, General George Rogers Clark, welcomed a generation of American luminaries to their home... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

1:30pm EDT

Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc. Excursion (requires separate ticket)
Limited Capacity full

Our corn and limestone get a lot of the hype, but the secret weapon of the world of Bourbon is located right in the former industrial heart of downtown Louisville at Vendome Copper and Brass Works. Featured at nearly every distillery in the state, Vendome and its copper stills and pieces are a venerated and cherished part of Bourbon’s past and present, and an integral part of its future. If you already have a broad understanding of Bourbon, treat yourself to a deep-dive into the beautiful technical artistry without which Bourbon wouldn’t ever be more than fancy grains and dreams. Safety glasses will be provided on site. 

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Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc.

For four generations, our family has owned and operated Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc.  Operating continuously since the early 1900’s, we are a full service custom metal fabricator for industrial and commercial processing equipment. We have built our company on the principles... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

1:30pm EDT

Angel's Envy Excursion
Limited Capacity seats available

Visit Angel Envy's downtown Louisville location! This modern distillery is housed in a graceful red-brick building dating from 1902. Founded by the late Lincoln Henderson who, as Brown-Forman’s master distiller, had developed Woodford Reserve.  The tour includes a view of the customized distillery equipment and the storage where the distillery’s bourbon is finished in port wine barrels and rye is finished in rum barrels. Tasting included.

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Angel's Envy

In the beginning, Angel’s Envy was an idea between father and son. Eventually, a grandson became involved. Our small family brand began to grow. During those early days, we never anticipated just how much growth we’d see.Today, Angel’s Envy is a hand crafted, small batch whiskey... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

5:50pm EDT

Depart for Welcoming Dinner Hosted by Lux Row Distillers
Churchill Downs Bugler, Phillip Thomas will be doing 'Call to Post' as we load the bus to head to the opening dinner in beautiful Bardstown at Lux Row Distillers! 

Friday August 23, 2019 5:50pm - 6:00pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

6:00pm EDT

Friday Night Welcome Dinner Hosted by Lux Row Distillers
Bourbon Women is excited to begin this year’s SIPosium with a welcome dinner and reception at Lux Row Distillers – Real Roots, Real Family, Real Products.

Join Bourbon Women as we are hosted by Michele Lux, Owner and Creative Director. Lux Row Distillery opened in April 2018 with four distinct brands: Rebel Yell, Ezra Brooks, David Nicholson and Blood Oath – all produced under one roof. Michele guarantees Lux Row has ‘a pour for every palate’ – whether you take your whiskey neat, mixed, or on the rocks. Michele will share her story and how the Lux brand has developed and grown into a wide array of products across all categories.
 
Bourbon Women will be greeted with a welcome cocktail, enjoy conversation and bites before making our way to buffet dinner. Guests are free to explore a one-of-a-kind perspective on the whiskey-making process and experience the Lux Row Distillers site which has six barrel warehouses and a 43-foot custom copper still.

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Lux Row Distillers

Luxco’s drive to innovate has quickly allowed us to become one of the top USA-based independent producers of alcohol beverage products as we produce and market a wide array of products across all categories.In 2015, as our whiskey brands continued to grow and expand, we realized... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 6:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Lux Row Distillers 1 Lux Row, 3050 E John Rowan Blvd, Bardstown, KY 40004
 
Saturday, August 24
 

8:05am EDT

Wake It Up! Continental Breakfast Presented by Lynn Imaging | 8am - 9am
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your coffee and some breakfast before settling into an amazing morning of programming & sessions!

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Lynn Imaging

Lynn Imaging is a Construction Information Management company that primarily serves Kentucky, Ohio and southern Indiana. Our customer driven and intuitive technology solutions coordinate and simplify the management of project information. This results in accelerated project timelines... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 8:05am - 8:15am EDT
Medallion Foyer, 1st Floor, Lobby Level

8:20am EDT

Silent Auction Presented by Silverback Distillery & Retail Vendor Village Presented by L&D Mail Masters | 8am - 1pm
Get a taste of numerous local vendors from Louisville. From retail to food, you'll be able to explore some of Bourbon Women's finest partners all in one stop!

Sponsors
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L & D Mail Masters

L & D Mail Masters Inc. is a full-service direct marketing firm incorporated in 1986. We enable our clients to create campaigns that Relate, Captivate, Cultivate and Resonate with their target audience. L & D Mail Masters, Inc. offers a wide range of solutions for your direct marketing... Read More →
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Silverback Distillery

Silverback Distillery is the only mother-daughter distilling duo in the nation crafting high quality, award-winning spirits.From the refreshing, citrus-forward Strange Monkey Gin to real honey-liqueur infused Blackback Rye Whiskey to the "ultimate butterscotch bomb" Blackback Bourbon... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 8:20am - 8:25am EDT
Medallion Ballroom, DEF, 1st Floor, Lobby Level

8:30am EDT

Welcome Toast & Keynote by Fawn Weaver | Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey
Bourbon Women is thrilled to share Fawn Weaver, entrepreneur, philanthropist and co-founder, CEO and Chief Historian for Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey - fastest growing whiskey brand - with 6th Annual SIPosium Conference attendees. Fawn’s success with public relations, hospitality and lifestyle brands profoundly changed how Weaver invested and managed her time and focus priming her perfectly for her next endeavour – Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Fawn Weaver will kick-off the 2019 SIPosium with a unique Welcome Toast and Keynote Speaker messaging.
 
Weaver is the founder of the Nearest Green Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to shining a spotlight on the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, the first master distiller for Jack Daniel’s, and the person who taught a young Jack Daniel how to make Tennessee Whiskey. What began as an idea for a book, quickly morphed into a dozen projects focused on honoring this long-forgotten story of Nathan “Nearest” Green. Among those projects are a book, movie, memorial park and a scholarship program for Green’s descendants. As mentioned, Weaver serves as CEO and Chief Historian for Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, a company wholly and independently owned by Uncle Nearest, Inc., in which Weaver is also co-founder and CEO.

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Fawn Weaver

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

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Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

Way back in Lynchburg, Tennessee, the name Nearest Green has always meant something special. His birth name was Nathan Green, but his family and friends called him Uncle Nearest. No one actually knows how he obtained that nickname, so we assume he was the “nearest and dearest... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am EDT
Medallion Ballroom, ABC, First Floor, Lobby Level

9:30am EDT

Bourbon Blind Date with Samara Rivers, Black Bourbon Society
Limited Capacity seats available

Samara Rivers, Chief Bourbon Enthusiast and founder of the Black Bourbon Society, will lead participants through a "speed dating tasting" of a variety of unmarked bourbons. This is a great opportunity to discover some new favorites as you evaluate each whiskey by appearance, nose, taste, mouthfeel, and finish. 

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Samara Rivers

Founder, Black Bourbon Society
Samara Rivers, Chief Bourbon Enthusiast, Founder - is a seasoned event planner and experiential marketing producer. She has a flair for all things fabulous and is meticulous with details and event execution. As an influencer within the African American Community, Samara consults... Read More →

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Black Bourbon Society

Black Bourbon Society bridges the gap between the spirits industry and African American bourbon enthusiasts through our social media platforms, brand-partnered events and exclusive excursions. We challenge traditional direct consumer marketing standards by curating experiences that... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Mezzanine Ballroom, Salon AB, Mezzanine Level

9:30am EDT

Oceans of Bourbon with Jefferson's
Limited Capacity seats available

Jefferson's Reserve co-founder, Chet Zoeller will share their story and lead a tasting of Jefferson’s Ocean, the limited release bourbon aged at sea. Does it really have a salty flavor note? Join Chet who is accompanied by Angela Zivica Bosco Jefferson's Senior Brand Manger/Bourbon Women NYC Branch Ambassador) for this workshop, tasting the portfolio of Ocean and find out.

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Chet Zoeller

Jefferson's

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Jefferson's

Founded in 1997, Jefferson’s is the brainchild of Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a famed bourbon historian. They were continuing a family tradition that goes back to Trey’s 8th generation grandmother who was arrested in 1799 for the “production and sales of spirituous liquors... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Mezzanine Ballroom, Salon CD, Mezzanine Level

9:30am EDT

The Art of the Blend with Heather Greene, Ben Milam l Milam & Greene
Limited Capacity filling up

Whiskey sommelier Heather Greene develops flavor profiles for Ben Milam Whiskey in Blanco, Texas. She blends barrels to create the line of Milam & Greene Whiskey. Join her and special guest Marlene Homes, Master Distiller to discover the art of blending and how mingling different whiskies results in a sip that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Heather Greene

Ben Milam | Milam & Greene

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Saturday August 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Grand Ballroom East, 10th Floor

10:30am EDT

Bourbon Snack 'Bar' Sponsored by Four Roses Bourbon | 10:30am - 11:00am
Limited Capacity seats available

Make sure to stop by the Bourbon Snack 'Bar' in between workshop sessions for a delicious pick me up from Four Roses. Did someone say Pecan Shortbread cookies with Bourbon Glaze?!? Yum! 

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Saturday August 24, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am EDT
Mezzanine Ballroom, Mezzanine Level & Grand Ballroom, 10th Floor

11:00am EDT

Great Grains! with Erica Fields, Brooks Grain
Limited Capacity seats available

Bourbon has to be at least 51% corn, with its recipe rounded out by rye or wheat and malted barley. Erica Fields, president of Brooks Grain, will describe how these ingredients get from fields to distilleries. And since her company is one of the largest grain companies in the country, she knows more than most about getting those grains from fields to your glass. A sensory experience with the grains is included.

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Brooks Grain

Brooks Grain was named for Brooks Fields, a legend in the grain industry.  Brooks developed a reputation as a high quality grain supplier to distilleries dating back to the early 1960’s when his employer, Burdick Grain Company, a specialty grain marketing firm, supplied malting... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Mezzanine Ballroom, Salon AB, Mezzanine Level

11:00am EDT

Trends in the Life of a Bartender with Marita Leonard, Miami Bartenders' Guild
Limited Capacity filling up

Marita Leonard is the head of the Miami Bartenders' Guild and she is happy to let Bourbon Women members in on her tricks of the trade. Get tips on making bourbon cocktails like the pros. “Quality control” tasting included.

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Marita Leonard

Miami Bartenders' Guild | Campari

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Saturday August 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Mezzanine Ballroom, Salon CD, Mezzanine Level

11:00am EDT

Vintage Spirits: Know, Love, Taste with Sam Montgomery, Bardstown Bourbon Company
Limited Capacity filling up

Sam Montgomery helps oversee the remarkable Whiskey Library at Bardstown Bourbon Company containing bourbons and ryes from as early as the 19th century, as well as “medicinal spirits” from prohibition, and post-World War II brands. She will teach you more about the collection and guide you through a taste of history. 

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Sam Montgomery

Bardstown Bourbon Company

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Bardstown Bourbon Company

Creating the Modern Authentic Bourbon ExperienceThe Bardstown Bourbon Company is a New Blend of Bourbon Makers, pushing the boundaries through innovation, while honoring the traditional art of making whiskey. Set on 100 acres of active farmland in the heart of the Bourbon Capital... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom East, 10th Floor

12:30pm EDT

Chef Collaborative: Meet & Eat Presented by Beam Suntory with Wiltshire Pantry
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Executive Chef, Meghan Levins, from Wiltshire Pantry for a collaborative lunch celebrating Beam Suntory products!!

The Chef Collaborative Workshop & Lunch will feature a chef's discussion on food selection, preparation and pairing great Bourbons from Beam Suntory to create Kentucky cuisine. During lunch you will also hear about the incredible Professional and Amateur division winners from the 2019 Not Your Pink Drink Cocktail Contest and taste a sample of their winning recipes!

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Meghan Levins

Executive Chef, Wiltshire Pantry

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Beam Suntory

We are proud custodians of legacies measured in centuries. In 1795, a farmer and grain mill operator named Jacob Beam produced the first barrel of whiskey that would become Jim Beam®, the world’s #1 selling bourbon. Suntory was founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii, who created the... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Medallion Ballroom ABC, 1st Floor, Lobby Level

2:15pm EDT

Jefferson's Excursion
Limited Capacity full

Housed in a former ice cream warehouse, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, is the home of Jefferson’s Reserve and Whiskey Row bourbons. Among the unique features of the distillery are a collection of antique distilling equipment, a historic still first used at Brown-Forman’s Shively Distillery, and the distillery’s own malting room. Tasting included.

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Jefferson's

Founded in 1997, Jefferson’s is the brainchild of Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a famed bourbon historian. They were continuing a family tradition that goes back to Trey’s 8th generation grandmother who was arrested in 1799 for the “production and sales of spirituous liquors... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 2:15pm - 5:40pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

2:15pm EDT

Jeptha Creed Excursion
Limited Capacity filling up

Jeptha Creed is a family-owned craft distillery run by the mother-daughter duo of Joyce and Autumn Nethery in Shelby County, Kentucky. This “ground-to-glass” distillery grows or locally sources the ingredients used in Jeptha Creed spirits, which include the open-pollinated heirloom Bloody Butcher corn grown in their fields. (The corn is red, so the mash is dark pink!) The tour will include the distillery and an exclusive tasting from one of the first barrels in the Barrel Barn. You will also see the fields where the grains are grown for the whiskey from this fifth generation family farm. In May of 2019, Jeptha Creed released its first batch of Kentucky Straight 4-Grain Bourbon. This bourbon has a unique mash bill of heirloom Bloody Butcher corn, malted rye, malted wheat, and malted barley. 

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Jeptha Creed

Jeptha Creed is a family-owned craft distillery sitting on 64 acres of farmland in Shelbyville Kentucky. As the only mother-daughter team of distillery owners in Kentucky, Joyce and Autumn Nethery take a unique approach to distillation.The Nethery family has been farming in Kentucky... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 2:15pm - 5:50pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

2:15pm EDT

Bardstown Bourbon Company Excursion
Limited Capacity full

The new state-of-the-art distillery specializes in collaborative, customized distilling for many companies. Head distiller is Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame member, Steve Nally, formerly of Maker's Mark. The distillery also includes a bar with an outstanding selection of bourbons and cocktails and a gourmet restaurant.

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Bardstown Bourbon Company

Creating the Modern Authentic Bourbon ExperienceThe Bardstown Bourbon Company is a New Blend of Bourbon Makers, pushing the boundaries through innovation, while honoring the traditional art of making whiskey. Set on 100 acres of active farmland in the heart of the Bourbon Capital... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 2:15pm - 6:15pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

2:40pm EDT

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company Excursion
Limited Capacity filling up

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company Kentucky Peerless is the definition of “craft distillery.” All aspects of whiskey making, from mashing and distilling to aging and bottling, are housed under one roof, in a former tobacco warehouse anchoring the westernmost point of historic Whiskey Row. The Peerless brand dates from the 1880s and has been revived by founder Henry Kraver’s  great-grandson Corky Taylor and great-great-grandson Carson Taylor. The tour includes a tasting of their award-winning rye and recently released bourbon. 


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Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company

Originally operating as Worsham Distilling Company, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company began in Henderson, Kentucky in the early 1880s. In 1889, Peerless Whiskey production began to flourish under the leadership of the entrepreneur. and our ancestor, Henry Kraver.Kraver wasted no time making upgrades to machinery and investing in additional warehouses that eventually became U.S. Federally Bonded following the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. Thus, production of Peerless whiskey raised substantially from eight to over two hundred barrels a day.Through... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 2:40pm - 5:25pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

6:00pm EDT

President's Tasting (requires separate ticket)
Limited Capacity filling up

Join BW President Kerri Richardson in the private and historic Seelbach Presidential Suite to sample six special whiskies. Bourbon lore, flavor profile facts, and snacks provided, too.

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Kerri Richardson

President, Bourbon Women
I lead strategic communications for local, statewide and national clients representing infrastructure, health care, tourism and hospitality. I spent a decade as a television journalist, then moved into government communications as spokesperson for the Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Presidental Suite 930, 9th Floor

6:20pm EDT

Gatsby Gathering: Showcasing the Famous Seelbach Cocktail
Limited Capacity seats available

The Cocktail that launched 1,000 ships: The Seelbach. A beautiful concoction of Old Forester bourbon and bubbly, toast to a weekend of connection and fun with fellow Bourbon Women.

Join other SIP attendees in the Rathskeller Cellar of the historic Seelbach Hilton Hotel Louisville for a classic Seelbach Cocktail. Take time to reconnect with Bourbon Women to share in the busy day of bourbon immersion with a little more of the good stuff before jumping into your Saturday night! 

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Saturday August 24, 2019 6:20pm - 7:30pm EDT
Rathskeller Cellar

7:15pm EDT

Depart for Peggy's In a Bourbon House: You Never Noe Who's Coming to Dinner (requires separate ticket)
Transportation to In a Bourbon House: You Never Noe Who's Coming to Dinner with Peggy Noe Stevens (requires a separate ticket). 

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Peggy Noe Stevens

Peggy Noe Stevens & Associates


Saturday August 24, 2019 7:15pm - 7:20pm EDT
4th Street Entry of Seelbach Hilton Hotel 500 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY

7:30pm EDT

In a Bourbon House: Southern Hospitality hosted by Monica Wolf (requires separate ticket)
Limited Capacity full

Join National Board Member and Managing Partner of The Spirits Group, Monica Wolf, as she hosts an immersive dining experience steeped in classic Kentucky hospitality and Derby tradition. Begin with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and mingling before settling in to Monica’s beautifully restored 1850s brick home in Louisville's historic Butchertown. Churchill Downs Turf Club's Head Chef, Nick Sullivan, formerly the Executive Chef at Louisville's award winning 610 Magnolia, will prepare a four course meal featuring the best locally sourced, seasonal produce, paired with bourbon and cocktails. Sip out of a Julep Cup made by Louisville Stoneware (1815), the oldest stoneware company in the United States and world renowned for its Kentucky Derby themed pottery. Each guest will receive a personalized Louisville Stoneware Mint Julep Cup to commemorate their Southern-style experience and bring home a taste of Kentucky, courtesy of The Spirits Group.

To best enjoy the evening, and due to venue's (1037 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40206) to the Seelbach Hilton Hotel, Lyft and Uber are recommended for your transportation arrangements to and from the venue.

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Monica Wolf

Founder/Managing Partner, The Spirits Group
Entrepreneurial Ventures, Women in Business


Saturday August 24, 2019 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Monica's Bourbon House

7:30pm EDT

In a Bourbon House: Soiree & Sip with Susan Reigler (requires separate ticket)
Limited Capacity full

Join bourbon writer and past BW president Susan Reigler in her 1879 Crescent Hill home for cocktails on the veranda overlooking treetops and dinner provided by Bourbons Bistro, recognized as one of Whisky Magazine's "Bars of the World." Bourbons proprietor Jason Brauner will discuss how the restaurant almost didn't happen. (In 2005, banks scoffed at the idea of "a bourbon-centric bar.") Whiskey authority and one of our SIP speakers, Heather Greene will also be a guest at dinner, and you can chat and taste with her. Two limited edition bourbons from Susan's collection will be among the libations served.  

To best enjoy the evening, and due to venue's (2612 Top Hill Road, Louisville, KY 40206) proximity to the Seelbach Hilton Hotel, Lyft and Uber are recommended for your transportation arrangements to and from the venue.

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Susan Reigler

writer, Speaker, Author, Bourbon Authority
Award-winning writer and Louisville native Susan Reigler is the author of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide (now in its second edition), Kentucky Sweet & Savory: Finding the Artisan Foods and Beverages of the Bluegrass State, The complete Guide to Kentucky State... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Susan's Bourbon House

7:30pm EDT

In a Bourbon House: You Never Noe Who's Coming to Dinner with Peggy Noe Stevens (requires separate ticket)
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Join Bourbon Women Founder, Peggy Noe Stevens and special guest, Britt Kulsveen, President and Chief Whiskey Officer of Willett Distillery for dinner and drinks on Peggy’s patio. There are “Noe” boundaries with these colorful women as they share their Bourbon and their Bourbon stories. Together Peggy, Britt and renowned chef, Susan Hershberg of Wiltshire Pantry will pair Willett whiskey selections with a Kentucky themed menu. Enjoy cocktails and conversation from a Master Bourbon Entertainer along with tips from the trade all in a quintessential Kentucky setting.

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Peggy Noe Stevens

Peggy Noe Stevens & Associates


Saturday August 24, 2019 7:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
 
Sunday, August 25
 

8:30am EDT

Hydrate+Heal Yoga
Limited Capacity full

Join us for an instructor led morning yoga session to 'build a better drinking culture'. Take time to hydrate, heal and recharge in this amazing hour before our SIPosium Farewell Breakfast. Me Care Louisville will be providing bourbon-infused body care samples. We recommend bringing your own yoga mat to the session please. 




Sunday August 25, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Grand Ballroom West, 10th Floor

10:00am EDT

Wake It Up! Breakfast Presented by Boone County Distilling Co.
Bid farewell to all the new friends you made at SIP 2019 while enjoying a little Boone County Distilling Company's award winning Bourbon Cream in your coffee! Be sure to put your name in the drawing for a $100 discount certificate on SIP 2020! 

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Boone County Distilling Co.

In 1833 in Kentucky’s Boone County, a region of proud limestone hills that gradually fell to their knees at the banks of the Ohio River, a man named William Snyder made a decision that would impact the region 182 years later: He decided to buy a flour mill.And within three years... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
The Oakroom, Mezzanine Level

11:00am EDT

Branch Ambassador Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us after breakfast for the BW Branch Ambassador Meeting. 

Speakers

Sunday August 25, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Hilton Board Room, 2nd Floor