Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

Legend Series: Craft Bourbon Night at the Kentucky Derby Museum (704 Central Avenue Louisville KY 40208_

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The ABV Network will be on hand to cover this event featuring a talk by Autumn Nethery/Jeptha Creek, Corky Taylor/Kentucky Peerless and Kaveh Zamanian/Rabbit Hole Distillery hosted by Fred Minnick.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Wes Hardin

Get Your Tickets to this Event Here: https://www.derbymuseum.org/legendsseries.html

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Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Whiskey Extravaganza (The Rainier Club 820 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98104)

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The ABV Network will be on hand to cover this event for the ABV Network. We'll be taking in the full experience... enjoying the education offered and the whiskey being poured.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Tony Freund

Get Your Tickets to this Event Here: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/index.cfm?d1=the-whisky-extravaganza&d2=Seattle2018

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Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon Education Series: Hosting A Bourbon Party

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Steve Akley has partnered with Total Wine and More to offer a series of bourbon education classes. These classes include a bourbon tasting conducted by the Total Wine and More team. 

Here is a look at this offering:

Course Title: Hosting A Bourbon Party

With so many get-togethers in the months of November and December, it’s fun to take a look at how you can incorporate bourbon into your friends and family gatherings. We will take a look at a variety of different parties to enjoy this holiday season.

Bonus: Steve’s list of the perfect bottle of bourbon for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley

Click here to register for this event!

See all of the current offerings in this series by clicking here!

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dusty Bottle with Fred Noe (Frazier History Museum, 829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202)

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Join 7th generation Master Distiller and Bourbon Hall of Fame member Fred Noe for an historic Dusty Bottle tasting in The Spirit of Kentucky®,  our brand new Bourbon exhibition. Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s great-grandson, and Booker Noe’s only son, will lead tastings, and tell stories about a family that has been making great whiskey since 1795 — a whiskey that is now the #1-selling Bourbon in the world. Come have a taste of Booker’s Rye Limited Edition, and other choice Jim Beam selections. 

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Wes Hardin

Get Your Tickets to this Event Here: https://fraziermuseum.org/dustybottle

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Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon Education Series: The History of 10 Iconic Bourbon Cocktails

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Steve Akley has partnered with Total Wine and More to offer a series of bourbon education classes. These classes include a bourbon tasting conducted by the Total Wine and More team. 

Here is a look at this offering:

Course Title: The History of 10 Iconic Bourbon Cocktails

The history of bourbon cocktails is as interesting as the spirit itself. We will take a look at 10 classic bourbon cocktails and how they got their start.

Bonus: Steve’s list of the best 5 cocktail bourbons and a printout of the standard recipes for the 10 classic bourbon cocktails.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley

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Sep
28
to Sep 30

Bourbon Country Burn (bourboncountryburn.com)

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The ABV Network (the official podcasting company of this event) will be on hand to cover the Second Annual Bourbon Country Burn, a bike ride that takes you through the heart of bourbon country. With stops at many of our favorite distilleries, you won't want to miss this fun event. Our own Steve Akley will be on-hand to cover the event, podcast live from some of the stops and meet the riders. This is the final stop on the 2018 U.S. Bourbon Daily Tour so be sure to pick up your tour merchandise!

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley

 Get registered over at:  bourboncountryburn.com

Get registered over at: bourboncountryburn.com

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Sep
22
to Sep 23

Bourbon & Beyond (Champions Park, 2050 River Road, Louisville, KY 40206)

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The ABV Network will be on hand to cover this event for the ABV Network. We'll be taking in the full experience... enjoying the shows, interviewing bourbon celebrities and drinking some bourbon.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley, Evan Haskill, Jeremy Schell, Justine Mays, Samara Rivers & Katie Garrett (more may be added, keep checking back)

Get Your Tickets for This Event Here: bourbonandbeyond.com

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Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Art of Bourbon at the Speed Art Museum (2035 South Third Street Louisville, Kentucky 40208)

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The ABV Network will be on hand to cover this event for Bourbon Zeppelin and The Bourbon Daily We'll be taking in the full experience... enjoying the evening and keeping an eye on what the 10th ever bottle of Pappy Van Winkle goes for in the auction.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Jeremy Schell

Get Your Tickets to this Event Here: http://www.speedmuseum.org/event/the-art-of-bourbon/

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

I Heart Bourbon Tasting Festival (Blind Owl Brewery, 5014 E 62nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46220)

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The ABV Network will be on hand at the Blind Owl Brewery to cover this event for the Bourbon Zeppelin. We'll be taking in the full experience... enjoying the bourbon and having a good time..

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: McNew & Alexandra Keehan

Get Your Tickets for this Event Here: https://goo.gl/GjoDkq

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Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon Education Series: Knob Creek Barrel Pick Selection (Knob Creek 120 Proof Bourbon)

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Session Title: Knob Creek Barrel Pick Selection (Knob Creek 120 Proof Bourbon)

Description: In this class you will learn about properly tasting a barrel strength bourbon and the history of the Knob Creek brand. Guest host Adam Stumpf of Stumpy's Spirits (stumpysspirits.com) in Columbia, Illinois, will join Steve Akley to talk about aging of bourbon. Adam will share samples of bourbon that is maturing but isn't quite ready to be released yet to compare/contrast with the bourbon ready-to-be-bottled you are sampling later. The class will culminate with the group tasting samples from barrels of Knob Creek and voting on their favorite. Majority wins and Total Wine will purchase that specific barrel and sell it at the store under the name, "TWM Customer Selection" at their Brentwood Store. Come be part of an amazing barrel pick and get an idea of what it's like behind the scenes selecting a barrel of bourbon. 

Bonuses:Steve's list of the five best barrel strength bourbons.

Location/Time:Total Wine and More (90 Brentwood Promenade Ct, Brentwood, MO 63144) / 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost:$25 ($23.05 + $1.95 ticketing fee)

Click here to register to attend this event on eventbrite.com. 

Come join us to pick this bottle:

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Sep
12
to Sep 16

Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Bardstown, Kentucky)

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The ABV Network will be on hand to cover this event for the ABV Network. We'll be taking in the full experience... enjoying the individual events, interviewing bourbon celebrities and drinking some bourbon.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Jordan Grigsby, Alexandra Keehan and Wes Hardin (more may be added, keep checking back)

Get Your Tickets to this Event Here: kybourbonfestival.com

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Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon Mixer (The Henry Clay, 604 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40202)

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The ABV Network will be on-hand to experience this fun event benefitting a great cause. We'll be taking in the full experience... enjoying some bourbon, bidding on auctions, eating some great food and hanging out with bourbon celebrities.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley

Get Your Tickets for this Event Here: https://goo.gl/NHNcAq

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Aug
25
to Aug 26

San Diego Spirits Festival (Port Pavillion on Broadway Pier, San Diego, CA 92101)

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The ABV Network will be on-hand to covering the 10th annual San Diego Spirits Festival. We will be in attendance both days of this event and look forward to seeing you there!

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Della Fain

Get Your Tickets for this Event Here: https://www.sandiegospiritsfestival.com/tickets

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Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon Education Series: Bourbon Travel

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Steve Akley has partnered with Total Wine and More to offer a series of bourbon education classes. These classes include a bourbon tasting conducted by the Total Wine and More team. 

Here is a look at this offering:

Course Title: Bourbon Travel

Description: Whether it’s a visit to the Bourbon Trail to visit distilleries, a stop by top bourbon bar while on vacation or an outing for a bourbon festival/event, bourbon fans love to incorporate bourbon into their travel. We’ll take a look at what’s out there for the bourbon traveler.

Bonuses: In addition the the class curriculum, Steve Akley shares his list of five bourbons that are bottom-shelf gems and the Total Wine staff will conduct a tasting at the end of the class of two bourbons.

Location/Time: Total Wine and More (90 Brentwood Promenade Ct, Brentwood, MO 63144) / 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 ($23.05 + $1.95 ticket fee)

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley

Click here to register for this event!

See all of the current offerings in this series by clicking here!

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Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon Education Series: The Women of Bourbon

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Steve Akley has partnered with Total Wine and More to offer a series of bourbon education classes. These classes include a bourbon tasting conducted by the Total Wine and More team. 

Here is a look at this offering:

Course Title: The Women of Bourbon

Description: Recently, we've started to see women get some accolades and highly visible positions in the bourbon business, which is great considering the female demographic is the fastest growing segment of bourbon. The truth is women have always played an important role in whiskey. We'll take a look at early female pioneers of bourbon all the way up to modern contributors in this class.

Bonuses: In addition the the class curriculum, Steve Akley shares his list of his five favorite barrel strength bourbons and the Total Wine staff will conduct a tasting at the end of the class of two bourbons.

Location/Time: Total Wine and More (90 Brentwood Promenade Ct, Brentwood, MO 63144) / 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 ($23.05 + $1.95 ticketing fee)

Click here to register for this event!

See all of the current offerings in this series by clicking here!

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Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Jefferson's Bourbon Dinner at Varanese (2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, Kentucky 40206)

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We'll be enjoying an amazing four course dinner and hanging out with Trey Zoeller as he hosts a Jefferson's Bourbon tasting.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley, Tracy Napolitano, Jeremy Schell & Stacey Spears

Event Details: Join us for our Jefferson's Bourbon Dinner at Varanese! Special guest: Trey Zoeller, Master Blender. 🥃

Enjoy a four course dinner complete with a Jefferson's flight and 3 Jefferson's cocktails. Featuring Jefferson's Reserve., Jefferson's Ocean and Jefferson's Small Batch. 

Tuesday, July 10th | 6:30 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Dinner

$60 per person, food only option offered for $40

For reservations, please call 502-899-9904 or email letsdine@varanese.com

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Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

StilL 630 - 630 Day (1000 S 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63104)

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When your name has 630 in it, you have to have a party on 6/30, right? Well, that's exactly what StilL 630 is doing. It's a blowout to... sampling distilled spirits, food vendors, a special release of a 5 Year-Old bourbon and much more. Our own Steve Akley will be there... as an attendee of the event. To learn more about 630 day, or to buy your tickets, click here.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley

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Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

Henry's Place (4926 Marsh Rd, Okemos, MI 48864)

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The ABV Network will be podcasting live from Henry's Place, a local hangout for the Lansing crowd for the 13th stop on the 2018 U.S. Bourbon Daily tour. Come enjoy a bourbon or two with the crew, see us podcast live, meet the ABV Network personalities and pick up some ABV Network merch.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley, Evan Haskill & Justine Mays and the Lansing Area Whiskey Society (LAWS).

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Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Rishi's International Beverage (3839 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512)

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The ABV Network will be podcasting live from Rishi's. Come enjoy one of the largest selections of bourbon, beer and other distilled spirits in the area and see us podcast live while meeting the ABV Network crew and picking up some ABV Network merch.

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley, Evan Haskill & Justine Mays.

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Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon and Band Aids (The Olmsted: 3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207)

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Come join the fun of this event at the Olmsted in Louisville supporting the important work of Supplies Over Seas (suppliesoverseas.org). The night includes bourbon and food pairings, entertainment and silent auctions for amazing prizes from generous distilleries. You can get tickets here: https://goo.gl/1wWeAv

ABV Network Team Member(s) in Attendance: Steve Akley & Jeremy Schell

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon Education Series: The 15 Greatest Master Distillers of All-Time

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Description: A look at the some of the key people from the history of bourbon. We're going to be talking about the 15 greatest master distillers of all-time. These are the most influential and creative since the first corn whiskey was placed in a charred oak barrel. We'll talk about who they are and what their contributions to bourbon were, or have been to-date.

Bonuses: In addition the the class curriculum, Steve Akley shares his list of five best value bourbons and the Total Wine staff will conduct a tasting at the end of the class of two bourbons.

Location/Time: Total Wine and More (90 Brentwood Promenade Ct, Brentwood, MO 63144) / 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 ($23.05 + $1.95 ticket fee)

Click here to register for this event on eventbrite.com.

Click here to see the entire Bourbon Education Series being conducted by Steve Akley at Total Wine.

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