Bourbon+ magazine is excited to serve as the exclusive media partner to the Kentucky Barbecue Festival on September 6-8, 2019.
Our editors and writers will also be speaking and leading panels at the festival. Buy your tickets today at kybbqfestival.com.
Saturday, September 7
Presenter Steve Coomes, Bourbon+ magazine contributor
In a recent Bourbon+ Magazine, noted food and drinks writer Steve Coomes wrote a 10-page feature about how to best pair Bourbon with barbecue. What he learned surprised him. In this demo, Steve will pair Wilderness Trail Bourbon and rye to various barbecue cuts, while explaining why Bourbon and barbecue are a match made in heaven (in case you needed more proof!) You won’t want to miss this savory adventure.
Presenter Susan Reigler, Bourbon+ magazine contributor and Bourbon author
Learn how Bourbon is made, how to taste and a touch of history in this educational seminar. You won’t walk away an expert, but you will be able to hold your own in a Bourbon conversation.
Moderated by Kevin Gibson, writer for Bourbon+ magazine, with Wilderness Trail tasting team
When you walk into a liquor store, you’re no doubt seeing the terms, “barrel proof” or “cask strength.” In this informative discussion and tasting, Bourbon+ writers and Wilderness Trail team members elaborate on the virtues of getting bourbon straight from the barrel. After all, you can always add water. But can you get your proof back when it’s bottled at 80 proof?
Sunday, September 8
Presenter Carla Carlton, managing editor of Bourbon+ magazine
Did you know presidents have impacted Bourbon? Congress frequently debated it? And that distillers once shipped barrels via flat boat? The history of Bourbon is a fascinating adventure into America.
Presenter Steve Coomes, Bourbon+ magazine contributor and author
You know about Bourbon. Now, learn about rye, a beautiful whiskey that’s growing in popularity across the globe.
After retiring from Four Roses, the iconic master distiller Jim Rutledge, had the itch to get back into Bourbon. In this Q&A, Jim talks about his new plans, his new brand (Cream of Kentucky) and we’ll taste a little of his new whiskey.