April 3, 2024. Louisville, KY. – Enjoy a spirited evening next week toasting the Derby Festival season! Two of Kentucky’s signature favorites – the Kentucky Derby Festival and bourbon – will be in the spotlight on Thursday, April 11 at the Frazier History Museum. Guests can sip and savor Kentucky Bourbon cocktails and Kentucky-inspired cuisine at Republic Bank BourbonVille from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This marks the third year the event will be held at the Frazier, where bourbon is celebrated daily as the home of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center and the Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. ®

Guests can sample signature drinks from Kentucky Bourbon distilleries, including Blade and Bow, Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Four Gate Whiskey Company, Four Roses Bourbon, Horse Solider Bourbon, The Kentucky Castle, Old Forester, Old Hillside Bourbon Company, Pursuit Spirits, Rabbit Hole Distillery, RD1 Spirits, Whiskey Thief Distilling Co., and more. In addition, there will be other spirits onsite for sampling.

Attendees can mingle with master distillers and taste a menu of local foodie favorites like Hot Brown Empanadas, Honey Bourbon Glazed Salmon Skewers, Bourbon Candied Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppadews with Bourbon Balsamic Glaze and more provided by Crushed Ice Catering.

Guests will also have the opportunity to shop the Derby Festival’s BourbonVille merchandise line and bid on a silent auction featuring bourbon-inspired packages. The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Official Safe Ride Home Partner, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, will provide Lyft ride share vouchers to BourbonVille attendees.

Tickets are still available for Republic Bank BourbonVille. General Admission tickets (which include bourbon, food tastings, a commemorative glass, swag bag, a BourbonVille event pin and access to the Frazier exhibits) are $75. VIP tickets (which include the complete event experience, plus early entry at 5:30 p.m., access to a VIP Room, exclusive Bourbon Tasting Experience and a premium swag bag) are $125. Open to ages 21 and older; ID required upon entry. Tickets are available online at KDF.org or by calling (502) 584-FEST.

BourbonVille is sponsored by Republic Bank. Contributing Sponsors: Caesars Southern Indiana, Crushed Ice Catering, Danny Wimmer Presents, Four Roses Bourbon and UA Local 502. Media Sponsors: Classic Rock 107.7 and The Voice-Tribune. Official Luxury Vehicle: Cadillac/Courtesy Cadillac. Official Safe Ride Home Partner: Kentucky Office of Highway Safety. Official Selfie Station: Ashley. Supporting Sponsor: Kroger.


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