May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
BBQ & Barrels represents the culmination of 45 years of a cultural tradition in Owensboro and Daviess County. It is the celebration of our past, our present, and our future, bringing together two of Owensboro’s greatest traditions – authentic, unparalleled Owensboro barbecue and historic Kentucky bourbon.
2PM to 3PM – Bourbon Classes – $25 (must purchase a VIP or GA tasting ticket to attend a class)
- The Art of The Finish: Secondary Aging Techniques with Jefferson’s – Bourbon Finishes: This session will be led by Jefferson’s… It will focus and demonstrate the effects of barrel finishing on the final product using a diverse range of finished whiskeys.
- Mixology 101: Learn The History & How To Make This Perfect Prohibition Era Cocktail – “Vieux Carre” – Jeptha Creed’s talented drink making master, Chris Wilkins, will lead an interactive “DIY” cocktail making session using Jeptha Creed Bottled in Bond Rye Heavy Bourbon, Copper & Kings American Brandy, sweet vermouth, Benedictine liquor and Peychaud’s bitters.
- (SOLD OUT!) Uniqueness of Four Roses: Led by Master Distiller Brent Elliott – Join Master Distiller, Brent Elliott as he leads guests through examining the Uniqueness of Four Roses Bourbon. Guests will be guided through the brand history and the production process that makes its 10 unique bourbon recipes, as well as sample their four standard products: Four Roses Bourbon, Small Batch, Single Barrel, Small Batch Select and one surprise expression.
(SOLD OUT!) 3PM to 4PM – Bourbon Tasting – VIP – $90 – Enjoy unique bourbon pours from over 15 distilleries, paired perfectly with passed heavy hors d’oeuvres with an emphasis on barbecue. Tickets also include an official VIP BBQ and Barrels Glencairn tasting glass.
(SOLD OUT!) 4PM to 6PM – Bourbon Tasting – General Admission – $50 – Sample over 15 brands of bourbon or half ounce cocktails from a collection of both large and craft distilleries.