Our Events

We offer a vast number of events throughout the year for both members and non-members. They consist of Social Sippers, dinners, special tastings, and charitable causes.

Check back often as we are regularly updating our calendar. Also, don't forget to follow us via social media.

Our Events

We offer a vast number of events throughout the year for both members and non-members. They consist of Social Sippers, dinners, special tastings, and charitable causes.

Check back often as we are regularly updating our calendar. Also, don't forget to follow us via social media.

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

Mark Twain

Event List

Jun
1
Sat
3rd Annual Commonwealth Bash for Ronald McDonald House @ Kentucky K Club
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
3rd Annual Commonwealth Bash for Ronald McDonald House @ Kentucky K Club
Join us for a wonderful evening in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass as we celebrate the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s 227th birthday. Fred Minnick will lead a fun filled evening with an auction, live music by David Napier from Driftwood Gypsy, works by local artist Enrique Gonzalez and Chris Hartsfield Watercolor Gallery, workshop by Distilled Living, barrel demonstration by Independent Stave Company of Lebanon Kentucky, booths from Bourbon Barrel Guitar Company, 1st Place Kentucky Bourbon Balls, participating distilleries with samples, bourbon related decor and much more.

Select local restaurants will each partner with a distillery to pair a small plate with a signature cocktail:


Bourbon n’ Toulouse & Wild Turkey – Jambalaya with Wild Turkey 101 and Ale-8 Coles 735 Main & James E. Pepper Distillery – Turkey & Waffles with a Rhubarb Shrub The Elkhorn Tavern & Barrel House Distilling Company – Country Ham Sliders with a Barrel House Sidecar Epping’s on Eastside & Michter’s Distillery – Bologna Sandwich with a Kentucky Koolaid J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar & 1792 Bourbon – Smoked Meatballs with a Jamhatten. OBC Kitchen & Four Roses Bourbon – Short Rib Mac n’ Cheese with a 4R Milk Punch Ranada’s Bistro and Bar & Maker’s Mark – Ginger Wasabi Deviled Egg with a Makers Mark Bistro Breeze Zim’s Cafe & Woodford Reserve – Lamb Carpaccio with The Sly Fox

and others still to come…


This will be a truly enjoyable night, so tell your friends and get your tickets now. All proceeds from the evening to the Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass This event is 21 and over. The Lexington Bourbon Society reminds you to please drink responsibly. Please visit Responsibility.org to learn more about responsible consumption. $75 per person $60 per LBS member (access to discounted tickets will be emailed) Invite your friends and we’ll see y’all on the 1st to help support Central Kentucky families in times of healing, while having a blast at our birthday party for Kentucky!!!
Jun
12
Wed
Social Sipper @ Epping's on Eastside
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Sipper @ Epping's on Eastside

On Wednesday, June 12th we invite you to join us for our next Lexington Bourbon Society Sipper at Epping’s on Eastside!

The staff believes there is nothing more important than taking time to dine well with family and friends in a beautiful space. They have a passion for all things Bluegrass – curing their meats in-house, supporting the region’s diverse farming and food community, and keeping a local-first mindset in everything we do. And of course, they believe in serving wonderful libations and embracing a strong bourbon selection. Epping’s is located in a renovated historic building that once held Epping Bottling Works, home to the hustle and spirit of local entrepreneur John G. Epping. Today, they honor that history as part of downtown Lexington’s Warehouse Block. For our event, the team at Epping’s will have bourbon and appetizer specials ready to welcome us. You won’t want to miss it!

Interested in the Lexington Bourbon Society, central Kentucky’s premier bourbon club? 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*

Jun
14
Fri
Celebrate National Bourbon Day @ The Speakeasy
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrate National Bourbon Day @ The Speakeasy

Come join us in Lexington at the Speakeasy as we celebrate National Bourbon Day with three social bourbon clubs. The Whisky Chicks, Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild, and the Lexington Bourbon Society. This event is open to the public.

We will be hosting James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington Kentucky and food will be provided by Bluegrass Catering. Come and enjoy a evening out with fellow bourbon folks. We will be providing high end cocktails and bourbon pours and celebrating in a prohibition era event space.

Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for non members.

Jul
20
Sat
LBS Concert Series: Summer Sundown – Members Only @ Waveland Historical Site
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
LBS Concert Series: Summer Sundown - Members Only @ Waveland Historical Site

Join us for a new and exclusive MEMBERS ONLY event coming in July. You’ll definitely want to SAVE THIS DATE!!

At the Waveland State Historic Site on Saturday July 20th from 6:00-11:00 PM we will be taking over the barn and reception area for a night of celebration, bourbon, food and music to appreciate YOU!

Entertainment provided by Rocksteady a local Lexington, KY based band of fun-loving, dedicated musicians that deliver a variety of Rock favorites, blues, R&B his, and more from the 60’s through the 90’s. They have decades of professional musical experience between them, and have played all over Lexington and surrounding counties for nearly 10 years.

Food TBD- But we are working to secure a food truck if possible. Otherwise we will likely put a call out for a homemade BBQ from the group! Will update closer to the event.

*If you are a non-member and would like to attend future events like this one, please register for a yearly membership here.*

Jul
29
Mon
LBS Distiller’s Series: Old Forester @ Base110
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LBS Distiller's Series: Old Forester @ Base110

Join us on the 4th floor of Base110 on July 29 as we welcome Drew Crawley from Old Forester Distillery. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. This is sure to be a great tasting with information on the “First Bottled Bourbon.”

This event is free for LBS Members, and $10 for non-members.

*As always, please drink responsibly.*

Past Events

May Social Sipper
May 8th - Bourbon on Rye


May 5th
Cinco de Mayo Tasting with Cantera Negra


April 25th
Oscar Diggs: Honoring Tradition, Embracing Change - Members Only


April 23rd
Al’s Bar Pre-Renovation Party: Part I of II


April 12th
Gentleman's Night at Waveland


April Social Sipper
April 10th - Elkhorn Tavern


April 5th
Whiskey Bear Russell's Reserve Release


April 4th-6th
Sips, Whips & Trips Spring '19


March 28th
LBS Distiller's Series: New Riff


March 19th
Angel's Envy Distillery Tour - Members Only


March 17th
St. Paddy's Day & March Brown Water Madness - Members Only


March 15th
Rye Tasting - Members Only


March Social Sipper
March 13th - Napa Prime


March 8th
American Proud Dinner


March 1st
Bourbon and Butterflies in the Bluegrass


February 15th
Bourbon Thru Bluegrass with Bernie Lubbers - Members Only


February Social Sipper
February 13th - Henry Clay's Public House


January 25th
BB&T Bundle Up with Bourbon & Blues


January 24th
LBS Distiller's Series: Wilderness Trail


January 11th
Yoga + Bourbon Tasting at Sterling Hot Yoga


January Social Sipper
January 9th - Red Light Kitchen & Lounge