Golden Tickets White Hot Once Again

February 2, 2017

VIP Packages to Elite Bourbon Fantasy Camp on Sale Monday

For Immediate Release – February 2, 2017


LOUISVILLE, Ky. –A limited number of VIP all-access Golden Tickets to the fourth annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ will go on sale at noon EST Monday, Feb. 6.

The ultimate six-day Bourbon fantasy camp is the only event that is actually hosted by the legendary distilleries themselves and is revered for its intimate, one-of-a-kind experiences.

“A Golden Ticket gets you into the elite club of like-minded Bourbon lovers with early access to events and unsurpassed service from our Bourbon Affair concierge team,” said Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association that facilitates the showcase.

This year’s Affair will be June 6 – 11 and will once again welcome WhiskyLive, an international celebration of the world’s finest whiskies, to Louisville. The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau is returning as Official Host City Sponsor.

Events include exclusive experiences at the world’s most iconic distilleries, nightcap events featuring top chefs and the company of Bourbon Barons and Master Distillers, rare tastings and souvenir bottles and early registration for private barrel selections.

Seventeen Kentucky Bourbon brands are hosting events this year in addition to the VIP opening reception and the closing brunch hosted by the Bourbon Women association.

New for 2017 is an all-day educational track on Saturday, featuring deep dives into Bourbon craft and culture, with top industry professionals offering rare tastings and experiences.

The website to purchase tickets is

Cost is $1,650 per ticket to 10 events and includes transportation.

Purchasers must be at least 21 years of age.

Tickets to individual events will go on sale immediately after Golden Tickets sell out.

Each Golden Ticket includes:

  • Special VIP reception Tuesday night
  • Three daytime distillery experiences (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Three nightcap activities (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)
  • Advanced educational and tasting sessions on Saturday
  • VIP Access to Whisky Live on Saturday evening
  • Bourbon Brunch on Sunday
  • Exclusive Kentucky Bourbon Affair gift bundle
  • Early access to private barrel selections at Four Roses, Knob Creek, Elijah Craig and Wild Turkey.
  • Customized itineraries and personal service

Adam Johnson, the KDA’s official Bourbon Affair Concierge, said there is something for everyone during the week. “With nearly 60 ticketed events in six days, there will be plenty opportunities to enjoy Kentucky’s legendary Bourbon culture no matter what your Bourbon IQ.”


For more information, contact Adam Johnson, (502) 875-9351, mobile (859) 583- 0301.

The KDA is a non-profit trade association founded in 1880 to promote, protect and elevate Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Heritage members include Beam Suntory (Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark), Brown-Forman Corp., Diageo North America, Four Roses Distillery, Heaven Hill Brands, Michter’s Distillery and Wild Turkey Distillery. Proof members include Louisville Distilling Company and Willett Distillery.


Craft members include Alltech’s Town Branch Distillery, Bardstown Bourbon Co., Barrel House Distilling Co., Bluegrass Distillers, Boone County Distilling Company, Boundary Oak Distillery, Casey Jones Distillery, Copper & Kings American Brandy Co., Corsair Artisan Distillery, Dueling Grounds Distillery, Hartfield & Co. Distillery, Jeptha Creed Distillery, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Kentucky Mist Moonshine, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., Limestone Branch Distillery, MB Roland Distillery, New Riff Distillery, O.Z. Tyler Distillery, The Old Pogue Distillery, Second Sight Spirits, Wadelyn Ranch Distillery, and Wilderness Trail Distillery. The Distilled Spirits Epicenter is the KDA’s official educational distillery.


KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL®, KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL CRAFT TOUR®, KENTUCKY BOURBON AFFAIR™, KBT™ and BOURBON TRAIL™ are trademarks/service marks of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. Please drink responsibly.

Enjoy Like a True Kentuckian: Responsibly