Bourbon on the Banks
“Wherever bourbon flows and friends gather, fun is sure to follow.” — Unknown
Come Visit Our Booth at 2024 Bourbon on the Banks!
The Lexington Bourbon Society is excited to be part of this annual bourbon-tasting event, set on the historic banks of the Kentucky River in Frankfort, Kentucky.
For this year's annual festival gathering bourbon fans, our board is proudly presenting two classes as well as an opportunity to win some neat swag provided by the Lexington Bourbon Society! Stop by our booth during the event to learn more and participate!
October 6 - October 7, 2023
Bourbon on the Banks Festival | Frankfort, Kentucky
Our scavenger hunt and two mini-classes (approximate duration 30 minutes each) are free and provided by the Lexington Bourbon Society. Each class is available on a first-come, first-served basis and will take place in person during the 2023 Bourbon on the Banks event.
2:00 - 4:30 p.m. — Photo Scavenger Hunt
Share your favorite moments from today's event! Join us as the game is afoot: The Great Bourbon Scavenger Hunt!
This scavenger hunt is free and will take place in person during the 2023 Bourbon on the Banks event. Upon proof of completion, participants will receive a ticket and enter a drawing to take place from 4:30-4:45 p.m. on October 7, 2023. Winners must be at the LBS booth and in person to claim prize(s) at the time of calling.
To participate, take photos to complete each item below on the scavenger hunt. Printouts are available at our booth to follow along.
Post online (via Facebook tagging @LexingtonBourbonSociety or Instagram tagging @lexbourbonsoc) and be ready to share photos at our entry table.
Once confirmed, you will receive an entry ticket to enter the drawing. We will meet at 4:30 p.m. (and draw starting at 4:45 p.m.) today! Have fun and drink responsibly!
Can you take a picture of the following at Bourbon on the Banks?
1. Your favorite pour? (In your branded tasting glass!)
2. A distillery rep in action?
3. Someone serenaded by a local musician?
4. A must-have bourbon food pairing?
5. The most creative booth you visited?
6. Modeling your swag or bottle purchase? (Strike a pose!)
7. Your crew who traveled here? (Riding solo or wolf pack?)
8. Having fun with the Bourbon on the Banks staff?
3:30 p.m. — Taste the Difference
Join John Coffee IV as he shares tasting notes and finding the perfect taste for your palate. We will go over the approach, the allure, and the facts surrounding bourbon in today's market.
Ready to dive into the exciting world of bourbon, but don't know where to start? Join us as we reveal a few pro tips that help get you tasting and enjoying the right bourbon. And, it doesn't need to cost a small fortune to enjoy!
A tasting will be provided to attendees interested in diving deeper into the world of bourbon with our very own John Coffee IV!
3:30 p.m. — Know Your Labels
Join LBS Board Member, Stephen Woodall, as he shares the anatomy of good bottle labels. Together, we will know what to look for to guarantee the next pour comes from a familiar bottle.
Deciphering a bottle is about knowing what to look for. Whether it is a veteran bourbon on the market or a new kid on the block, we will explore what to look for on your next bottle purchase and pour.
A complimentary tasting will be provided as we share some examples of bottles together.