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

LBS Distiller’s Series: Wilderness Trail @ Base110
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
LBS Distiller's Series: Wilderness Trail @ Base110
Come meet Wilderness Trail Brand Ambassador Jerod Smith, learn about their unique production methods, and try some delicious whiskey. Afterwards, bring a bottle to share with your fellow LBS’ers as we unwind at the end of another month. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and we will start around 6:00 p.m. Food will be provided. ***Cost for non-members is $5.00*** As always, please drink responsibly!
BB&T Bundle Up with Bourbon and Blues @ Limestone Hall
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
BB&T Bundle Up with Bourbon and Blues @ Limestone Hall

Join us for the BB&T Bundle Up with Bourbon and Blues at Limestone Hall in downtown Lexington’s Historic Courthouse on January 25, 2019. The event will benefit the patients and families served by Bluegrass Hospice Care.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres by Selma’s Catering and Events, bourbon workshops, live music by Jordan English band, mystery boxes and more! Cash bar also available.

B O U R B O N:
7:30p Four Roses – “The Volstead Act turns 100” with Al Young
[What drought it about, how it was received, and where we’ve come since.]

9:15p New Riff – Bottled in Bond, a New Riff on an Old Tradition
[Bottled in Bond: Where it came from, why, what it means, and why it’s important to New Riff and ways they put their own RIFF on it.]

Social Sipper @ Henry Clay's Public House
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Sipper @ Henry Clay's Public House

On Wednesday, February 13th, we invite you to our next Lexington Bourbon Society Social Sipper destination. On our next stop, we will take a trip into the heart of downtown Lexington for a good sip with a historic view at Henry Clay’s Public House!

Henry Clay did much for the evolution of bourbon, and even once walked the halls of the building as he helped shaped the legislation that made bourbon what it is today. Since then, Henry Clay Public House has kept the spirit of bourbon alive, boasting an impressive bourbon selection, live music, wonderful cocktails, and an inviting atmosphere. And we’ll share a little secret; it’s also of the few bars downtown that even often offers live music for free! For our gathering, you can expect cocktail specials, discounted high end bourbon pours, and great company with some of the most enthusiastic bourbon fans in the city. So why not come out and have a drink with us? What better way to warm up after a hard day of work?!

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!


Lexington Bourbon Society

*As always please drink responsibly*

Bourbon Thru Bluegrass with Bernie Lubbers – Members Only @ Smiley Pete
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bourbon Thru Bluegrass with Bernie Lubbers - Members Only @ Smiley Pete


Bourbon Thru Bluegrass: An All Sensory Historical Live Music Performance Piece
Featuring Bernie Lubbers (from Heaven Hill) and Hickory Vaught


DETAILS TO COME REGARDING EVENT COST (it’ll be inexpensive) AND MORE. RESERVE THE DATE and plan to join us for this unique experience!

Close your eyes and picture a Ken Burns documentary on the history of bourbon; brought to life with live Bluegrass music performed throughout. Throughout the performance, you will actually experience the evolution of bourbon by tasting un-aged corn whiskey folks were drinking starting back in the 1700’s; aged corn whiskeys like in the early 1800’s, wheat whiskey like in the 1850’s, Bottled In Bond whiskey from the early 1900’s, and then the small batch bourbons that brought the bourbon category back in 2010, and you have “Bourbon Thru Bluegrass”.

Performed by the leading folks in bourbon and in Bluegrass music, this 60 minute self-contained performance stimulates all the senses. You will see, hear, smell, feel, and taste the history of the native spirit of the United States; literally drinking in the history of Kentucky’s fine spirit through its music!

In BTB you’ll hear the old time music from Hickory and Bernie that match the timelines on the evolution of bourbon. They will play and sing Bluegrass tunes that match the history and/or the subject of that particular time period. Songs from Bill Monroe, Grandpa Jones, Merle Travis, Doc Watson, along with their own originals. Since the show isn’t 100% scripted, you just never know what’s coming next!

Bernie Lubbers is the global whiskey ambassador for Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, KY and is known as the Whiskey Professor. A two time recipient of the Icons of Whisky – Ambassador of the Year Award from Whisky Magazine out of London for 2009 and 2016. He is also the author of the best selling bourbon book, “Bourbon Whiskey – Our Native Spirit” and host of the popular website; Whiskey Professor.

Hickory Vaught was dubbed “The Bluegrass Music Ambassador of
Kentucky” by the Governor of Kentucky, himself! Hickory is an accomplished Bluegrass performer, and started at a young age in a family of Bluegrass pickers.

Past Events

January 11th
Yoga + Bourbon Tasting at Sterling Hot Yoga

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

December 15th
LBS Member Christmas Party

December 9th
Old Forester Private Tour and Flame Run Glass Studio "Make Your Own Glass"

December Social Sipper
December 5th - Cheers for Charity! Toys for Tots at Bru Burger

November 16th
Four Roses Small Batch Challege - Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

November Social Sipper
November 14th - Sedona Tap House

November 11th
2018 Bourbon Advent Calendars

November 8th
Russell's Reserve Barrel Pick Release

October 25th
LBS Distiller's Series: Michter's

October 24th
The Wood Brothers

October 23rd
A Goulish Dinner Gathering

October Social Sipper
October 10th - PieTana

September 27th
Town Branch Bourbon: Sherry Cask Finish Release

September 22nd
Cool Malts Workshop at Bourbon & Beyond

September 20th
LBS Distiller's Series: King's County Distillery

September Social Sipper
September 12th - The Kentucky Castle

August 17th
5th Annual Burgers, Bourbon, & Beer Fundraiser

August 17th
Cantera Negra Tequila Flight

August Social Sipper
August 8th - Amsden Bourbon Bar

July 19th
LBS Distiller's Series: Peerless Distillery

July Social Sipper
July 18th- Azur Restaurant & Patio

July 14th
Woodford Humane Society Summer Gala

June 23rd
Dick Robinson Memorial Field at Midway University – Members Only

June 20th
Copper & Kings Distillery Tour

June 20th
Peerless Distilling Tour

June 14th
Hops2go Charity Golf Classic

June Social Sipper
June 5th - J. Alexander's

June 2nd
2nd Annual Commonwealth Bash for the Lexington History Museum

May Social Sipper
May 9th - The Roxy

May 5th
Cinco de Derby

April 29th
Website Rejuvenation and More Party

April 20th
Four Roses Bourbon Dinner at Jeff Ruby's - Supporting ASLA

April Social Sipper
April 11th - J. Render's Southern Table and Bar

April 5th
Sips, Whips, and Trips Spring '18

March 28th
On the Table

March Social Sipper
March 13th - Honeywood

March 2nd
American Proud Dinner

February 27th
President's Day Dilly Dilly

February Social Sipper
February 15th - Jake's Cigar Bar and Lounge

January 26th
Bundle Up with Bourbon and Blues for Bluegrass Hospice Care

January Social Sipper
January 10th - Whiskey Bear