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NEW DATE! – KY Craft Bourbon Dinner @ The Speakeasy at the Venues of the Grand Reserve

September 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


New Date!

Experience the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® without leaving your seat!
Join us for an evening exploring the newest distillers plying the bourbon craft here in Kentucky. We’ll taste a combination of small batch, pot still and custom-sourced bourbons and look at how craft distillers are expanding the concept of what bourbon can be by experimenting with unique grain recipes and non-traditional barrel sizes.

The evening will open with a specialty cocktail: “The Left Hand” by PDT accompanied with appetizers at The Speakeasy bar.

At 6pm, Tim will lead you through a tasting of select bourbons from member distilleries of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® program.

Followed by a gourmet dinner menu by Bluegrass Catering:

  • Appetizer ~ Baked Zucchini Fries sprinkled with Parmesan, Dijon lemon sauce dip
  • Salad ~ Bluegrass Salad: lettuce, fresh pears, dried cranberries, sautéed walnuts, bleu cheese crumbles and drizzled with bourbon vinaigrette
  • Entree ~ Citrus Sorghum Glazed Chicken over Naughty Truffle Cream Corn with Flame Grilled Pineapple, Basil and Cucumber
  • Dessert ~ Ky Spiced Stack Cake made with Craft Bourbon
    Vegetarian entrees available, please ask in advance!

Featured bourbons will include:

  • Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon
  • Pure Kentucky Bourbon by Willett
  • Noah’s Mill Bourbon by Willett
  • RockCastle Bourbon by Barrel House Distilling Co.

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.

Purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-date-ky-craft-bourbon-dinner-the-speakeasy-at-the-venues-of-the-grand-reserve-tickets-37792462272

Tim Knittel is a former Kentucky bourbon industry insider with over 9 years experience in bourbon education and event design, including as culinary center general manager and VIP hospitality program manager for Woodford Reserve. He is also a certified Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward (often compared to a Bourbon Sommelier) which is the highest classification available for a professional bourbon educator.


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


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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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