If You Go :
What: Bourbon & Benevolence 2019 : A Benefit Tasting
Where: The Ice House || 226 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202
When: Thursday, December 12 from 6:30p.m.-10p.m. || Sampling ends at 9p.m.
General Admission – $65.00 (before fees)
SOLD OUT – Couples Tickets (2 Tickets) – 110.00 (before fees)
Food + Mocktail Only (Designated Driver) – $40.00 (before fees)
Participating Distilleries Include:
Bulleit Bourbon Distillery
Heaven Hill Distillery
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey
Smooth Ambler Distillery
New Riff Distilling
Limestone Branch Distillery
Jeptha Creed Distillery
Rolling Fork Rum
*All Photo from Bourbon & Benevolence 2018
The Details :
KOBBE, the local African-American philanthropy-based bourbon enthusiasts club, announces the return of Bourbon & Benevolence. With an environment created for and open to all guests 21 and over, the experience has been curated to combine the bourbon experience with African-American culture. This event is an evening of good bourbon, good company, and charity. And it’s the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Bourbon & Benevolence will take place on December 12 from 6:30p.m.-10p.m. at the Ice House.
Fourteen of the most sought after distilleries will be in attendance. Russell’s Reserve® will convert the Ice House’s entire mezzanine into a “Glamping” installation. Michter’s Distillery and Bulleit Frontier will also have unique installations of their own.
Additional distilleries include Heaven Hill Distillery, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, Old Forester, Smooth Ambler Spirits, Maker’s Mark, Jeptha Creed Distillery, New Riff Distilling, Limestone Branch Distillery, and Rolling Fork Rum. Plus, for the non-drinkers and designated drivers, The Mocktail Project will be on hand mixing impressive mocktails. Wine lovers can enjoy the full lineup from Old 502 Winery.
Food options include passed hor d’oeuvres, a buffet station, and a dessert bar to finish the night. The event will feature a complimentary bar, brand activations, and an interactive gaming area supplied by RecBar.
Guests will enjoy a live and silent auction with items ranging from rare and allocated bourbons to unique distillery experiences, and more. All funds raised through the auction will benefit the Chestnut Street Family YMCA.
Bourbon & Benevolence sold out last year and the same is expected this year. For the second year, KOBBE genuinely thought of everything from the curb when you arrive, to the last call. If you like bourbon, love bourbon, or want to see what it’s all about, you need to be at Bourbon & Benevolence.
Bourbon & Benevolence will create an experience highlighting bourbon unlike any other event.
Ages 21+ only || Please remember to consume responsibility
Russell’s Reserve® BoUrban Adventure
Russell’s Reserve® will immerse guests in a BoUrban Adventure, by transforming the mezzanine level into an urban camp site, complete with a 10-foot bell tent furnished with blankets and pillows for guests to lounge with a cocktail in hand. Brand Ambassador JoAnn Street – granddaughter of the legendary Buddha of Bourbon, Jimmy Russell – will welcome all with tastings of Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel, pulled straight from the barrel, while sharing the history and tasting notes of this award-winning bourbon.
Guests may also sip on classic Boulevardiers (equal parts Bourbon, Campari and Sweet Vermouth) and a seasonal Boulevardier riff developed by bartender Kelsey Hofmann of Rye on Market. Alongside the main bar, attendees may partake in a DIY Garnish Station, where they can customize their cocktail with a seasonal garnish of their choice, including dried cinnamon apples and mint & cranberries.
Sampling of Michter’s 20 Year Old Bourbon
One sample per guest, while supplies last. While Michter’s regularly samples their barrels to see how their whiskey is aging, they pay extra special attention once those barrels reach over 17 years old. Michter’s considers 17 to 20 years the “Fork In The Road Point” when certain barrels of whiskey can achieve an extraordinary level of quality.
Live and Silent Auction
Bid on items ranging from rare and allocated bourbons to unique distillery experiences, and more. View list ( HERE )
Purchase Tickets :
Couples Tickets (2 Tickets) : SOLD OUT
Food + Mocktail Only