Kentucky Bourbon Festival

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Kentucky Bourbon Festival's official drink 2014

Sunday, September 22, 2013, marked the close of the 22nd annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival. The 11th annual Mixed Drink Challenge, sponsored by the Nelson County Hospitality Association, was held on Wednesday of the Festival week at the Best Western General Nelson, Carriage House. Area restaurants and bars competed in an open division of the competition while Kentucky Bourbon distilleries concocted their rendition of the specialty drink in a second division.

2014 Official Drink Grand Champion was the Old Talbott Tavern with the drink A sidecar named "Desire"


2 oz. Bourbon
½ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Apple Cider
2 oz. Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup

Shaken and strain garnish with fresh strawberries serve in a Martini glass.


participating bourbons

Barton Brands of Kentucky
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Bulleit Distilling Company
Four Roses Distillery, LLC
Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc.
Jim Beam
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Wild Turkey Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery

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Kentucky Bourbon Festival
One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004

Phone: 1-800-638-4877
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Barton 1792 Distillery Blanton's Buffalo Trace Bulleit Distillery Four Roses Distillery, LLC Heaven Hill Distillery Jim Beam Maker's Mark Distillery Michter's Distillery Wild Turkey Distillery Woodford Reserve
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