Bardstown, Kentucky, August 26, 2015 –The Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace, announces special Bourbon themed events Monday, September 14 –Saturday, September 20, coinciding with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival week.

The events will be held at the Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace, 110 West Flaget, Bardstown, Ky.  And are as follows;


Monday, September 14 & Tuesday, September 15
7:30 p.m. each evening


Eve Theatre Company will perform its original production of Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass.  This fun and fast-paced special “Eve-vent” pays tribute to the many women who, over the centuries, have contributed significantly to Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry.

Written by Eve Theatre Company member Susan McNeese Lynch, Bourbon Babes tells the personal stories of seven women who have contributed in such ways as being the first to write down a recipe for sour mash, creating a bottle and red wax seal that is now known the world over, and building a bootlegging business that was second to none. Interspersed among the stories of these fascinating women are a series of “Mixers” that add extra history, humor, trivia, cocktail recipes, music, and a little mayhem to the proceedings.

“This is Eve’s way of encouraging new and overdue appreciation for the roles that women played in this very important industry,” said Lynch. “We hope that Bourbon Babes will change the way people see bourbon, right down to how to sip a Mint Julep.”

Under the direction of Kate Larken, who also appears in the show, the cast for Bourbon Babes of the Bluegrass includes, Hazel Bartlett, Kim Butterweck, Lynch, Gilmer McCormick, Kate Scinta, and Diane Stretz-Thurmond.

Tickets are $30 per person.



“Cocktails with Bobby G”
Master Mixologist for Beam Suntory
Wednesday, September 16, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Cocktail hour doesn’t get any better than this!  Watch and learn how Bobby “G” Gleason makes his signature cocktails.  Participants will taste the best cocktails EVER!!

“Bobby “G” began his spirits industry career in 1984 while bartending in South Florida. Now based in Las Vegas, the world-renown educator has been published in a multitude of magazines and has made many TV (CNBC, FOX & Friends, Food Net Work & DIY Network) and online video appearances. His cocktails have won many competitions including the New York International competition, the United States Bartenders Guild Championships, The World’s Most Sensuous Cocktail, and was named the US Mixologist of the year in 2005 & 2006 by Angostura. Bobby G also held a Guinness Book of World Records for the most cocktails in one hour.

Bobby G is an expert on all spirits categories and trains on histories, production, cocktail creation, menu development, and mixology from the basics to advanced mixology. He proudly serves as a National Ambassador of the United States Bartender Guild. He is a member of the International Bartenders Association, The World Wide Cocktail Club, and the International Bar Flies. He is a Certified United States Bartenders Guild Master Mixologist and works as the Master Mixologist for Beam Suntory. His travels have seen him in 15 countries and 44 states and that number continues to grow!

Tickets are $30 per person.


“An Afternoon of Bourbon & Books”
Thursday, September 17, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Meet well known, award winning Bourbon authors, while sampling their personal favorite bourbons.  Michael Veach and Susan Reigler will discuss their recently released The Bourbon Tasting Notebook.  Fred Minnick will introduce his new bookBourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker. 

Award-winning writer Susan Reigler, author of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide, The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks, and co-author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book, was born in Louisville.  From 1992 – 2007, Reigler was a restaurant critic, beverage columnist and travel writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal and has been a judge for the James Beard Foundation Restaurant Awards since 1997.  She also currently writes Kentucky restaurant reviews for the international travel and entertainment website, Gayot.com.  She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Bourbon Women Association.

Michael Veach is one of the foremost authorities on all things Bourbon, and has spent over 15 years with The Filson Historical Society serving in the role of historian and author.  Mr. Veach has been featured in publications such as The Bourbon Review and The Louisville Encyclopedia.  He wrote the forward for the release of Gerald Carson’s Social History of Bourbon in 2010 and in 2013 published his own now-widely acclaimed book Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage.  Prior to his long tenure at The Filson, Veach spent five years as the North American Archivist for United Distillers.  In 2006, he was inducted into The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

Ticket price is $35/person.  The price of the Bourbon Tasting is included in the ticket price, as well as a $5 discount toward the purchase of the author’s books.

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick wrote the award-winning Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch and Irish Whiskey.  Minnick writes about whiskey for Covey Rise, Parade, Scientific-American, Whisky Advocate, and Whisky magazine.  He is the “Bourbon authority” for the Kentucky Derby Museum and regularly appears in the mainstream media, including CBS This Morning, Esquire, Forbes and NPR.

“Live Music on the Bourbon Patio”

Friday, September 18 & Saturday, September 19
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday night – Brittney Gilstrap

Saturday night – Chris Walsh

Free/No Cover Charge.

Bourbon Bar/Tasting Room

Open daily throughout the week for sampling Flights of Bourbon or take a break from all you Bourbon Festival activities and enjoy your favorite cocktail on the patio with friends!

The Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace, located at 110 West Flaget Street, Bardstown, KY, 40004, is a historic venue with Bourbon-related programming, a Bourbon Tasting Room/Cocktail Bar, Souvenir/Gift Shop and Boutique Liquor Store.

Tickets may be purchased at the Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace or by calling 502-348-8611.  There is a 10% discount, when purchasing all three ticketed events in advance. More information here.