Lexington Bourbon Society

Lexington Bourbon Society Calendar

Our upcoming experiences, social meetups, and community appearances. We look forward to seeing you there as well!

Jan
30
Thu
LBS Distiller’s Series: Lux Row Distillers @ Base110
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LBS Distiller's Series: Lux Row Distillers @ Base110

Join us for our Distillery Series featuring Lux Row. We will have Vincent Clark, Lead Ambassador and Visitor Center Manager, from Lux Row talk about their history and spirits.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and we will start at 6:00 p.m.

Feb
7
Fri
Yoga & Bourbon Tasting @ Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga & Bourbon Tasting @ Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington

Join Sterling Hot Yoga and the Lexington Bourbon Society for a fun-filled Friday evening.

5:30 pm: Doors open
6:00 pm: Friday Fun Yoga Class
7:00 pm: Bourbon tasting with Lexington Bourbon Society

The Bourbon Tasting is FREE and included with your membership or drop in class fee. Must be 21+ with valid ID to attend the bourbon tasting.

This class will fill up, Book your space online now!

New to Sterling? Please register online to save your spot in class! Your first 30 days of unlimited yoga are only $30. A single drop-in class is $19.
Register here: www.shylexington.com

Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington
185 Pasadena Drive, Suite 140
SHYLexington.com

Feb
12
Wed
Social Sipper @ The Thirsty Fox
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Sipper @ The Thirsty Fox

Join us on Wednesday, February 12th for our next monthly social sipper destination – The Thirsty Fox!

A refreshing and unique downtown location, The Thirsty Fox is the first true bar within the Ouita Michel family of restaurants! The Thirsty Fox, coupled with their restaurant Zim’s Cafe (named after Ouita’s great-grandfather) and nestled on the ground floor of Lexington’s historic courthouse, lives in a space that has been re-purposed to provide a relaxing atmosphere decorated with local Kentucky folk art. The food menu is packed with crowd favorites from Windy Corner Market, Wallace Station, along with a few new surprises to keep your stomach satisfied!

Just for our social sipper, The Thirsty Fox will welcome us with a discounted Zim’s cocktail to kickoff the Wednesday night right. Free appetizers will also be provided to help soothe those mid week woes. And bourbon? You definitely won’t be disappointed there! With plenty of bourbon options available on the menu, The Thirsty Fox will also have a few selected discount pours available to enjoy. You won’t want to miss out. We hope to see you there!

Interested in the Lexington Bourbon Society? Do you enjoy social networking in Lexington, opportunities to promote local charities and consider yourself a “bourbon enthusiast”? If you said yes to any of these questions, we would love to meet you! Our Social Sippers are always free to attend even if you aren’t a member, and it’s a great way to learn more about the Lexington Bourbon Society and how to join. Feel free to bring a friend along, stop by and say hi and see what it’s all about. We look forward to seeing you there!

*As always please drink responsibly*

Feb
24
Mon
Honeywood Whiskey Pairing Dinner – Members Only @ Honeywood Restaurant
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Honeywood Whiskey Pairing Dinner - Members Only @ Honeywood Restaurant

MEMBERS ONLY

Valentine’s Day is coming up, but why go through all the rush? Make a dinner reservation at Honeywood for February 24th instead! We have a special menu only available for LBS Members!

The Courses:

  • Welcome Cocktail, and cucumber slice with benedictine and pepper jelly.
  • Shrimp Scampi (gulf shrimp, EVOO, garlic, sherry, smoked paprika, basil, and lemon). Paired with SAZERAC RYE.
  • Salad (greens with arugula or radicchio and honey maple balsamic dressing). Paired with ELMER T. LEE.
  • Country ham wrapped filet (truffle mashed potatoes, green vegetables, mushroom puree, bordelaise). Paired with STAGG JR.
  • Bourbon banana pudding. Paired with WOODFORD DOUBLE DOUBLE OAKED.

Please see our LBS Members Facebook page for details on dinner pricing, and how you can attend this members-only event!

Feb
27
Thu
LBS Distiller’s Series: Bardstown Bourbon Company @ Base110
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LBS Distiller's Series: Bardstown Bourbon Company @ Base110

Join us at Base110 for our February Distillery Series featuring the Bardstown Bourbon Company. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and discussion about their spirits will start at 6:00 p.m. Please sign up on Eventbrite so we can get a good headcount for seating and food. This is a members-only event so please contact one of the board members of LBS for the Eventbrite link. Otherwise, you can find it on our members-only Facebook page.

Mar
3
Tue
SOLD OUT: Bottled in Bond Day Tasting – Members Only
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
SOLD OUT: Bottled in Bond Day Tasting - Members Only

On March 3rd, 1897, Congress passed the Bottled in Bond Act. It was a hard-won victory that gave honest-to-goodness whiskey an indisputable mark of authenticity.

To be labeled Bottled in Bond, whiskey must be:

  • The product of one distillation season, from either January to June or July to December.
  • Aged in a warehouse for at least four years.
  • Bottled at 100 proof (U.S.)
  • Include the distillery at which it was made and bottled on the label.

One man led the way for this new legislation, Colonel E.H. Taylor., and whiskey has never been the same!

So, join us for this member-only event as Kris Comstock from Buffalo Trace Distillery talks to us about Colonel E.H. Taylor, Bottled-in-Bond, and more while we enjoy some of the E.H. Taylor Bottled-in-Bond expressions.

Mar
11
Wed
Social Sipper @ Sedona Taphouse
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Sipper @ Sedona Taphouse

Join us on Wednesday March 11th at 6:30 p.m. for our next Social Sipper gathering at the Sedona Taphouse!

Known for its fantastic selection of craft beer and impressive draft list, Sedona has always made sure to keep their bourbon fan base happy by offering a growing list of bourbon selections along with inspired cocktails. Sedona is a great place to go for a business lunch, to watch that favorite sports game, or to bring friends out for a social dinner gathering. They also have an impressive outdoor patio with a dedicated bar!

For our Social Sipper, the staff has patterned with the Lexington Bourbon Society to reserve a dedicated event space and bar staff to cater to our happy hour needs! The evening event will kick off with offering a discounted bourbon cocktail along with complimentary appetizers to help cure your Wednesday “workday woes”. There will be a featured distillery along with several discounted pours offered and other surprises throughout the evening as you mingle with us. This was a fan favorite last time with a great crowd, so we encourage you to leave work on time and be sure not to miss out on the fun!

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Interested in the Lexington Bourbon Society? Do you enjoy social networking in Lexington, opportunities to promote local charities and consider yourself a “bourbon enthusiast”? If you said yes to any of these questions, we would love to meet you! Our Social Sippers are always free to attend even if you aren’t a member, and it’s a great way to learn more about the Lexington Bourbon Society and how to join. Feel free to bring a friend along, stop by and say hi and see what it’s all about. We look forward to seeing you there!

*As always please drink responsibly*

Apr
24
Fri
For Our Friends At Flame Run – Members Only
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm
For Our Friends At Flame Run - Members Only

Hi all, we hope this finds you healthy and in good spirits!

MEMBERS ONLY

If you already know, then you totally get it!
If you don’t already know, then it is our pleasure to introduce you!

Beginning in 2015, we started taking “field-trips” a couple times a year to 815 W. Market St. in Louisville to create custom, one-of-a-kind functional pieces of art. One at a time, we accompanied a very talented artists (thank you Centre College) down the stairs into the Hotshop to begin creation. Having selected colors and discussed design with the artist, we got busy. Once the artist has collected just the right amount of 2100° F molten glass, we began to blow air into the glass through a tube at the precise force instructed by the artist. At this point, we sat back and let the artistry commence. After 30 minutes or so, the piece went into the 800° F cooling oven, and after a day or two the glass was ready for use, admiration, and prideful show-and-tell.

We would love to send you and a couple of friends to the studio once they re-open to create your own whisk(e)y glass (or even wine glass or ornament)I

We have a $200 gift certificate ready to send to someone reading this. That someone will be determined via live raffle drawing here on our page Sunday, April 26 at 6 PM EST. To enter send multiples of $10 (1 entry = $10, 2 for $20, etc) directly to the Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery folks via PayPal. Entries will be accepted until 5 PM EST Sunday. At which time, we will alpha-sort all entries by first name, paste that list into random.org, randomize the list 5 times, and the entry in the #1 spot after the 5th spin will be emailed the $200 gift certificate. Feel free to share far and wide! Thank you in advance for helping these fine folks, and good luck in the drawing!!!

May
2
Sat
Derby-In-Place – Members Only
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Derby-In-Place - Members Only

What: Virtual Kentucky Derby Party
When: Saturday, May 2nd 3-6 PM EST (Zoom portion 4:30-6)
How: $10 donation paid directly to Old Friends via eventbrite.com, your confirmation email from the donation will contain your unique Zoom login credentials (tickets: derby-in-place.eventbrite.com)
Who: The first 100 people to complete their donation and receive their login details
Why: To support the wonderful work of the fine folks at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms

We have teamed up with Michter’s Distillery, ubercapper.com and Wine+market to bring you a fantastic solution to the 146th Kentucky Derby being moved from the first Saturday in May to Saturday, September 5.

Saturday, May 2nd, NBC Sports will present a virtual Kentucky Derby at Home Party, which includes “The First Saturday In May: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown”, a look back at American Pharoah’s 2015 Derby win en route to his historic Triple Crown, and “The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown”, a socially distant, computer-simulated edition of the Run for the Roses that pits all 13 Triple Crown winners against each other. (full details: kentuckyderby.com/party)

While you have this broadcast on the television, we will host a zoom.us gathering starting at 4:30 that will include Michter’s schwag giveaways, Derby hat/fascinator/outfit contest, interactive Mint Julep demonstration and recipe, drawing for a private tour for two at Old Friends with Board President Michael Blowen, some fun “wagering”, and live handicapping of the the Triple Crown Showdown by syndicated Thoroughbred handicapper Elis Starr (@Ubercapper) and more!

Wine+market will have Michter’s Mint Julep Kits available for pickup starting Friday, April 29 at 3 PM. The kits contain ingredients for you to follow along with during our demonstration to make your own delicious, storied cocktail. Kit: 1 bottle of Michter’s US-1 Bourbon, house-made organic mint simple syrup, and fresh organic mint sprigs all for only $52. Please let me know ASAP if you will be getting a kit, I need to ensure Seth orders enough for everyone.

May
6
Wed
Virtual Social Sipper
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Virtual Social Sipper

Join us virtually on May 6th from 6:30-9:00 pm for our first bi-weekly quarantined Social Sipper!

For our first Zoom Sipper, we are asking that you come prepared to share your favorite cocktail recipe including what you may do differently to make it your own.

We have sent an email to our members with the Zoom information. If you are a non-member, please email bourbon@lexingtonbourbonsociety.com and the details will be sent to you!