April 12, 2023. Louisville, KY. – Find the perfect finish at the start of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® where two of Kentucky’s signature favorites – the Kentucky Derby Festival and bourbon – will be in the spotlight on Thursday, April 13 at the Frazier History Museum. Enjoy a spirited evening of Kentucky Bourbon cocktails and Bluegrass-inspired cuisine at Republic Bank BourbonVille from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This marks the second 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 Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Bourbon 30, Rabbit Hole Distillery, Four Roses Bourbon, Log Still Distillery, Old Hillside Bourbon Company, Four Gate Whiskey Company, Old Forester, Wilderness Trail Distillery and RD1 Spirits. BourbonVille goers can also sip bourbon from Uncle Nearest as well as specialty Bourbon cocktails from Luzianne® Tea, The Kentucky Castle and Spiritless. 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 Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole, Bourbon BBQ Meatballs, Southern Pulled Pork Sliders and more provided by Bristol Catering.

Guests will also have the opportunity to be the first to see the Derby Festival’s new BourbonVille merchandise line. And the festivities also include a silent auction featuring bourbon-inspired packages.

The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Official Safe Ride Home Partner, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, will also be providing 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 and swag bag and access to the Frazier exhibits) are $55. VIP tickets (which include the complete event experience, plus early access at 5:30 p.m. and access to the VIP Lounge and an exclusive Bourbon Tasting Experience) are $90. 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: Bristol Catering, Caesars Southern Indiana and Frazier History Museum. Media Sponsors: Classic Rock 107.7 and TOPS Louisville. Official Safe Ride Home Partner: Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.