VIP Packages On Sale Now For New, Virtual Kentucky Bourbon Festival®

September 15, 2020

The twenty-ninth annual celebration of Bourbon kicks off October 15 and is presented by Koetter Construction



BARDSTOWN, KY (September 15, 2020) – Bourbon enthusiasts from around the world now have access to the most exclusive Bourbon experiences – right at their fingertips. The 29th Kentucky Bourbon Festival® presented by Koetter Construction offers the finest in Bourbon education, legendary spirited conversations, and at-home cocktail quickies that attendees will not get anywhere else except virtually from Bardstown, Kentucky.

Starting today, attendees can become a Bourbon VIP by signing up for the VIP Virtual Package exclusively at Tickets are $150 and include:

·       Access to all education and entertainment sessions for 4 days

·       3-piece 2020 collectable poster set (ready-to-be matted and framed)

·       Official 2020 KBF shirt and a selection of KBF merchandise

·       4-piece limited edition glassware set

·       A limited edition “Bourbon Buddies” challenge coin

·       3-day general admission to the 2021 Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown

Plus, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win one of over 12 signed bottles of the bourbon featured on Virtual KBF episodes airing throughout the weekend. Depending on shipping laws, bottles may need to be picked up in person.

Finally, one lucky VIP will also have the chance to be selected to travel with the KBF to Maker’s Mark in Loretto, Kentucky. During this visit the KBF will hand select the 30th Anniversary KBF/Maker’s Mark ‘Private Select’ Barrel, enjoy lunch prepared by Maker’s Mark restaurant, Star Hill Provisions, Executive Chef Newman Miller, and receive one master distiller-signed bottle from the 30th Anniversary KBF/Maker’s Mark Private Select Barrel. Complete details can be found by visiting

The drawing for these prizes will be held on Sunday, October 18 to conclude the weekend of virtual fun.

“While the virtual event is less than ideal – and we would much rather be welcoming you to our ‘living room’ in Bardstown – we are extremely excited by the opportunity to bring our world-class programming to your ‘living rooms’ this year,” said Randy Prasse, President and COO of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. “The virtual format allows us to showcase the quality we intend to continue to offer in all of our live programs in years to come – from the top heritage and craft distilleries, their master distillers and brand ambassadors. We’ve packaged this up in a unique way to deliver a truly unique Bourbon experience not available anywhere else but from the Bourbon Capital of the World®. We hope to also use this year’s event to unveil details about our 30th anniversary KBF event in 2021!”

Nearly 20 live and recorded ‘Spirits Education Sessions’ can be viewed online throughout the weekend. All will require free registration to attend by visiting and clicking on the Eventbrite link associated with the session.

Viewers will enjoy virtual sessions that include: The Art of Whiskey Making (a five-part series featuring multiple master distillers teaching the particulars of bourbon making); the Bottled-in-Bond Happy Hour, where we’ll toast this landmark law, its great whiskeys and cocktails made with them; Cocktail Quickies (between-session breaks in which mixologists give rapid-fire lessons on cocktails you can make at home); and a new Bourbon Legends Series, in which some of the industry’s most famous families will share hilarious and heartwarming stories. All sessions will encourage participants to buy their bourbons and cocktail ingredients in advance at KBF’s new partner, Kroger Grocery – the exclusive retail partner of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival® – to play along at home.

To stay up to date with the latest Festival information, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @kybourbonfest or visit our website at

About the Kentucky Bourbon Festival®

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival celebrates the storied history of America’s native spirit in Bardstown, Kentucky, which is perhaps better known as The Bourbon Capital of the World®. It began as a simple Bourbon tasting dinner and has grown tremendously over the years. Today, it is known as one of the Commonwealth’s leading cultural festivals and a celebration of all the people who’ve contributed to the state’s signature industry for generations.

For more information:
Jenny Howard
[email protected]
502.608.6055 (m)


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