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Kentucky Proud joins the celebration of bourbon and all things Kentucky


For Immediate Release
Monday, October 6, 2014
For more information contact:
Ted Sloan
(502) 564-1138


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, 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 and