About Our Bourbon Society

“We meet...we drink a little bourbon...but most importantly, we have fun.” — Bill Meck

The Lexington Bourbon Society

We are a collection of folks with a penchant for America's Native Spirit!

The Lexington Bourbon Society (LBS) comes together to appreciate all things bourbon.

Welcome to our organization. As our membership chair states, "We are a drinking club with a giving problem." So, before we begin...

  • Do you like whiskey?
  • Do you love giving back to great causes?
  • Do you want to connect with fellow bourbon enthusiasts?

If you answered, "Yes!" to any of these questions, then you have come to the right place.

Since 2007, LBS has welcomed the opportunity to support great causes through more than just great sips! So, whether you are looking to learn more about the bourbon-centric culture, want to partake in various nonprofit charity events, or wish to simply have fun with a great group, the Lexington Bourbon Society welcomes you. We also invite you to learn more about our organization, and if you are interested, consider becoming a member to start your journey with our society.

The Lexington Bourbon Society Shares Sips At Various Tasting Events
The Lexington Bourbon Society Shares Sips At Various Tasting Events

The Lexington Bourbon Society

Matt Preston, Lexinton Bourbon Society Founder & President

Let's share a sip!

A message from our LBS Founder

Hello and welcome,

The Lexington Bourbon Society is a local nonprofit focused on the philanthropic abilities of America’s native spirit. We embrace the heritage and history of our nation, Commonwealth, and whiskey. In doing so, we have the ability to share with others the production process, legal parameters and broad palate of Bourbon - America's Native Spirit - in a manner that benefits charitable organizations locally, regionally, and nationally. Thank you for stopping by, and we look forward to sharing a sip soon.

Cheers!

Matt Preston

Matt Preston
Founder of the Lexington Bourbon Society

Matt Preston

Matt Preston, Lexinton Bourbon Society Founder & President

The origin story of the Lexington Bourbon Society

The members of the Lexington Bourbon Society continue to appreciate all things bourbon in 2022. Founded in Lexington, Kentucky, and open to anyone over the age of 21 to join, our society educates in whiskey's rich history and bourbon's humble start. We continue to collaborate with many distilleries, vendors, and leaders in this booming industry.

So, how did the Lexington Bourbon Society get started?

Well, Bourbon and Banter's Erin Petrey shares a well-crafted story on the founding of the Lexington Bourbon Society. Beginning with an unconventional date night, leading to meet-ups and membership, her story retells the birth of our society with elegance, and how it continues to grow in membership each year…