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

Mar
28
Thu
LBS Distiller’s Series: New Riff @ Base110
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LBS Distiller's Series: New Riff @ Base110
In March, we welcome New Riff down to Lexington. More details to follow.
Apr
4
Thu
Sips, Whips, & Trips – Members Only @ Keeneland
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm
Sips, Whips, & Trips - Members Only @ Keeneland

For our Spring 2019 Sips, Whips, & Trips, there are three events open to our members to attend.

April 4: Talk Bourbon To Me
Location and Time: Base 110 (110 W Vine St.) at 6:00 p.m.

Lexington Young Professionals Association is excited about hosting “Talk Bourbon To Me”, an event with our own Chad Perkins & Sara Ahlgrim, hosts of the highly popular YouTube channel It’s Bourbon Night. Base110, a new event/ co-work space downtown, will host. LBS and Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild will serve as co-hosts, and will hold a reception immediately following “Talk Bourbon To Me”. National Syndicated Thoroughbred Handicapper Ellis Starr will be at the reception to discuss his picks for opening Friday and Saturday at Keeneland.

April 5: Opening Day at Keeneland

We will be tailgating and sitting in section K of the grandstand. Please get tickets for reserved seating on your own on Keeneland’s website. More details to follow.

April 6: Castle & Key
Time: 1:00 p.m.

This is a trip to Castle & Key for an informal picnic at 1:00 p.m. along their Botanical Trail. If you would like to include a formal tour while there please book quickly as they are filling up. For tour tickets, please visit Castle & Key. More details to follow.

Talk Bourbon to Me @ Base100
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk Bourbon to Me @ Base100

Lexington Young Professionals Association (LYPA) is excited about co-hosting with Lexington Bourbon Society and Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild for a “Talk Bourbon to Me” event with YouTube couple Chad & Sara on April 4, 2019! Chad and Sara host the YouTube “It’s Bourbon Night” with over 18k followers. This event will be held at Base110 which is the new venue downtown Lex, where you can book conference rooms or a office.

This is an event you will never forget, so come join us April 4 at 6:00 p.m. It’s FREE!!!

Apr
6
Sat
Castle & Key Picnic @ Castle & Key Distillery
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Castle & Key Picnic @ Castle & Key Distillery

We will be making a trip to Castle & Key for an informal picnic at 1:00 p.m. along their Botanical Trail. If you would like to include a formal tour while there please book quickly as they are filling up. For tour tickets, please visit Castle & Key. More details to follow.

Apr
10
Wed
Social Sipper @ Elkhorn Tavern
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Sipper @ Elkhorn Tavern

On Wednesday, April 10th we invite you to join the Lexington Bourbon Society at Elkhorn Tavern for our April Social Sipper!

Elkhorn Tavern is located in the trendy Manchester area of Lexington and adjacent to Barrel House Distilling. Nestled in the center of what has been dubbed as the “distillery district”, and named after the Town Branch of the Elkhorn River, which flows alongside it, this comfortable lounge and taproom allows Barrel House Distillery to showcase inventive cocktails made from their products along with unique libations and bites to pair alongside. For our evening, we will enjoy appetizer specials along with a discounted sampling of Barrel House products and cocktails. We hope to see you there!

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!

*As always please drink responsibly*

Apr
12
Fri
Gentleman’s Night at Waveland @ Waveland Museum
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gentleman's Night at Waveland @ Waveland Museum

Men’s night out at Waveland! (Women are welcomed as well) Let’s celebrate some favorite Kentucky gentleman traditions from the past and the present. Jake Glancy from Jake’s Cigar Bar will be at Waveland to share his expertise on cigars and John Coffee, Executive Bourbon Steward and the Director of the Lexington Bourbon Society will share his expertise on bourbon pairing. Valerie Askren, the author of Fly Fishing Kentucky (along with Tom Schrodt will be signing their book as well as fly tying demonstrations.

After some bourbon, you may see the ghost of Joseph Bryan in his office. He will have some historical guns and swords and will discuss some famous duels in Kentucky’s history.

Everyone that attends will receive one complimentary bourbon and take home a cigar from Jake’s.

The cost $30 per person, and reservations are suggested. One bourbon is included in admission price.

Call TODAY to schedule your spot for this special event at Waveland! 859-272-3611.

Apr
25
Thu
Oscar Diggs – Honoring Tradition, Embracing Change – Members Only @ Oscar Diggs
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oscar Diggs - Honoring Tradition, Embracing Change - Members Only @ Oscar Diggs

Join us as we welcome Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Marketing Director, Lexington’s own, Kris Comstock. Kris will lead us in a discussion on what the future holds for Buffalo Trace Distillery and its brands.

Special pours for us:
-Thomas H Handy…$12 1 oz pours, limit one, 25 total pours
-OD Weller 107 pick….$5 per 1 oz, $9 per 2 oz unlimited
-Weller 107…$5 per 1 oz pour, unlimited

Full menu available as well as $8 house made cheddar stuffed tots, $4 fries and $10 1 lb. of wings + a PBR!

This is a members-only event. Please drink responsibly.

May
8
Wed
Social Sipper @ Epping's
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Sipper @ Epping's

Come join us at Epping’s for our May Social Sipper! More details to follow.

Past Events

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