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BBQ & Barrel-Strength Bourbon Tasting & Dinner @ Speakeasy at the Grand Reserve

July 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Summer is for BBQ & Bourbon! Barrel-strength bourbons paired with our specially seasoned beef ribs will make this a perfect evening for every bourbon lover.

‘Barrel strength’ means the bourbon goes straight from the barrel into the bottle with no water added. Tim Knittel of Distilled Living will lead a tasting of three select barrel-strength bourbons and explain why distillers add water to reduce the proof and what it does to the flavor profile.

The evening will open with a specialty cocktail: Sparkling Cherry Sour accompanied with Bluegrass Catering’s Beer Cheese Crudite at The Speakeasy bar.

Tim will lead you through a tasting of 3 ‘barrel-strength’ bourbons.

  • Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
  • Wild Turkey Rare Breed
  • Bulleit Barrel Strength

Followed by a gourmet dinner menu by Bluegrass Catering:

  • Bourbon Pecan and Apple Salad
  • Brown Sugar and Bourbon Barbecue Ribs
  • Roasted Apples and Sweet Potatoes in Honey Bourbon Glaze
  • Sauteed Mustard Greens with Pancetta
  • Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits
  • Bourbon Pie with Tipsy Berries

Vegetarian entrees available, please ask in advance!

After dinner drinks available at the Cash Bar in The Speakeasy

Tickets are $65 and include the bourbon tasting and gourmet dinner.
For more information call 859-231-7676

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FAQs for this event:

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Must be 21 years or older

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Turn down ally next to The Barrel House at 903 Manchester Street. Parking for The Speakeasy is in the back parking lot.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
859-231-7676, ask for Jill

What’s the refund policy?
No refund policy, limited number of seats

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, or show picture on your phone

Can I update my registration information?

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, please let Jill know by texting changes: 859-489-7676

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Yes, please text changes before event to Jill at 859-489-7676


Distilled Living
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The Speakeasy @ the Venues of the Grand Reserve
903 Manchester St, Ste 110
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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(859) 608-6221
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