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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

Art & Bourbon Bottle Share @ The Parachute Factory
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Art & Bourbon Bottle Share @ The Parachute Factory
LBS Member Mark Williams is an artist whose work is featured in several exhibits across the United States. Come support Mark’s exhibit at The Parachute Factory, and mingle with your LBS family at this BYOB Happy Hour event. LBS will have a few club bottles on hand, and you can bring a bottle to share (bourbon, wine, beer, water, whatever bottle you like). Light munchies will be provided. If you cannot make the 17th, Mark’s exhibit is on display October 4th-25th, so please stop in another time to check it out. PARKING: Street parking is available on Bryan, N Limestone and Loudon. Parking is also available in the Kentucky for Kentucky lot. ENTRANCE TO THE GALLERY: The front door faces N Limestone and has a Cloud Mural above the door. ABOUT THE WORK: Mark Williams’s work is based on cave interiors, especially the formations of flowstones, stalactites, and stalagmites. During the past 18 years, he has visited nearly 100 caves and photographed the settings. The artwork is inspired by these images. Nostalgia is often referenced in the use of decades old fabrics for the base of paintings. This reference to the past is then partially hidden by layers of screen printed and hand painted images. The layering suggests the passage of time and accumulated memories. Repeated imagery becomes a rhythmic pattern that suggests that one is looking at something that is part of a larger, unseen whole. Mark’s artwork alludes to the fact that we are all part of a larger realm measured in geologic time. He has given several public talks about his work and has taught over fifty art classes at various colleges and universities. His work has been written about in many publications and has been included in over 100 exhibitions at venues including the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Real Art Ways in Hartford, Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Miller Gallery in Cincinnati, the International Print Center of New York, Project 4 in Washington DC, and Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Mark’s work is in several public and private collections including The LeWitt Collection, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Buffalo Trace Ghost Tour – Members Only @ Buffalo Trace Distillery
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Buffalo Trace Ghost Tour - Members Only @ Buffalo Trace Distillery



LBS is proud to announce two private ghost tours at Buffalo Trace. The first will be on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. The second will be the following Wednesday, October 23rd also at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive at the distillery by 6:45 p.m. so the tour can start promptly.

Each tour is limited to 14 people, so please sign up quickly at Eventbrite! If you are unable to attend for any reason, please request a ‘refund’ so that someone else can take your place on the tour.

*Limit one non-member guest

According to lore, there are more spirits residing at the Distillery than those aging in the warehouses. Featured on the popular TV show “Ghost Hunters,®” Buffalo Trace Distillery has long been rumored to have visits from the supernatural, most notably the ghost of Col. Blanton. Hear the legendary stories and get a look into the more haunted sites, including the rarely visited Stony Point Mansion where Col. Blanton died in 1959. All tours are complimentary and include a tasting of some of our award-winning products.

Four Roses Small Batch Challenge: Supporting the ALS Association – Members Only
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Four Roses Small Batch Challenge: Supporting the ALS Association - Members Only


Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott and Senior Ambassador Al Young will join us again to raise funds this year for the ALS Association.

– All 10 single barrel, barrel strength expressions will be provided.
– There will be 4 teams of two (1 getting an additional teammate).
– Each team receives 4 ounces from each single barrel expression.
– Teams have 44 minutes to create their own small batch entry using a minimum of 3 of the 10 recipes.
– Four judges will blind taste each entry, each ranking them 1-4, and determining a winner using a point system (each 1st place vote = 4 points, 2nd = 3 points, etc., with most points winning).

Team Selection:
An online auction is live now and will end Sunday, November 3rd at 3:00 p.m. The highest bidder at that time will name their teammate as well as win a third teammate…Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott! The next three highest bidders will secure a team and will name a teammate.

Non-participating attendees will enjoy a Four Roses cocktail and pours of Single Barrel, Small Batch, and Select while teams are creating their entry for judges scoring.

After judging, but prior to learning the winner, each team will present their small batch recipe and rationale for selecting those amounts of those recipes.

After the winning recipe is revealed, all present will share in sampling the entries and remaining single barrels.

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cost is $10 per non-drinking spectator, and $25 per drinking spectator.

The live and silent auction items will be announced over the next couple weeks.

A truly great night for a truly great cause!

2019 Bourbon Advent Calendars – Members Only
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2019 Bourbon Advent Calendars - Members Only

Please join us on Sunday, November 10th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. for our yearly advent calendar event. We will have three calendars this year (open whiskey, barrel pick, and premium $65+), and we look forward to participating with you in the sharing of great whiskey.

If you have never participated in this event, here are a few details. Decide which calendar (if not all!) you would like to participate in. Submit a bottle for that specific calendar by posting a picture of the bottle with as much of the the required information as possible in the post (Name of spirit, if a barrel pick who picked it, barrel number, rickhouse and floor, age, and proof). Divvy up the pours into 24 1oz boston glass bottles. Attend the exchanging of bottles with your selected whiskey. Enjoy different 1oz pours for the first 24 days of December!

Past Events

October Social Sipper
October 9th - Agave & Rye

September 24th
Smoke & Mirrors at The Sage Rabbit

September 18th
Cocktail Hour with Mark Coffman at Al's Bar

September 15th
Black, Gold, Green, Original, SFTB Blanton's Tasting

September 12th
LBS Distiller's Series: James E. Pepper Distillery

September Social Sipper
September 10th - OBC Kitchen

August 23rd
Taste at the House: Bourbon at Bodley-Bullock - Members Only

August 22nd
Barrel Proof Bottle Share - Members Only

August 21st
Bourbon & Blowout

August 16th
Burgers, Bourbon & Beer

August Social Sipper
August 13th - Merrick Inn Restaurant

July 20th
Concert Series: Summer Sundown - Members Only

July 19th
Free Bourbon & Spirits Tasting - Members Only

July Social Sipper
July 10th - Best Friend Bar

June 30th
Woodford Humane Society Fundraiser

June Social Sipper
June 12th - Epping's on Eastside

June 1st
3rd Annual Commonwealth Bash for Ronald McDonald House

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

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