Kentucky Proud joins the celebration of bourbon and all things Kentucky
For Immediate Release
Monday, October 6, 2014
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bourbon aficionados from throughout the nation will converge on the Bluegrass this weekend for a celebration of America’s native spirit and Kentucky culture. They’ll have Kentucky Proud foods and drinks to go with their favorite beverage.
The Bourbon Social is set for Oct. 10-12 at various locations in the Lexington area.
“Kentucky has a rich food heritage, so it’s fitting for Kentucky Proud foods to be included in this celebration of all things Kentucky,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “The Bourbon Social is a great opportunity to serve Kentucky Proud foods to a national audience. It also benefits a great cause – helping children who are battling life-threatening illness.”
More than a dozen Kentucky Proud producers will provide dairy products, honey, fruits and vegetables, beverages, sorghum, jams, and other products.
The Bourbon Social consists of eight events over three days, including a day at the races at Keeneland, a private tasting of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon with Kentucky Proud dishes, a bourbon seminar series, the Bourbon Social main event at Fasig-Tipton horse farm in Lexington, and two bourbon brunches and tours.
Tickets may be purchased from The Bourbon Social website, http://thebourbonsocial.com/. Some events are sold out. Proceeds will benefit The Makenna Foundation, which raises funds for the Kentucky Children’s Hospital of Lexington. Follow The Bourbon Social on social media at www.facebook.com/bourbonsocial and www.twitter.com/BourbonSocial.