Bourbon Tasting Tickets On Sale February 29 at 10:00 AM

BBQ and Barrels, in partnership with Baird Private Wealth Management, is excited to announce that tickets for the bourbon tasting portion of BBQ and Barrels will be on sale at 10:00 AM central time on February 29 at This also includes the dinner/cocktail pairing at Green River Distilling Company at $130 a person happening on May 10.  Very limited tickets for the new high-end dinner/bourbon pairing at Lure Seafood and Grille called Smoke and Oak Weller on Thursday, May 9 are also now on sale and can be booked directly by calling Lure Seafood and Grille at 270-240-4556.  VIP tickets are $110 and general admission tickets are $65 for the May 11th distillery sampling event.  VIP tickets include special pours and barbecue samples.  A new companion ticket is also being sold for $20 that doesn’t include sampling bourbon.

“We already have 18 distilleries signed up to participate.  I anticipate we’ll end up with around 40 by the time of the event.  It’s unbelievable but more accurately a reflection of Owensboro’s strong bourbon heritage that this many distilleries will be at BBQ and Barrels.  And the fact that you’ll also be able to purchase bottles directly from the distilleries is a huge bonus for attendees.  I can’t say thank you enough for the support from RW Baird Private Wealth Management to make this event happen” said Dave Kirk, Visit Owensboro.

The bourbon tasting portion of the event sponsored by RW Baird Private Wealth Management will start at 2:00 PM with educational sessions.  At 3:00 PM, VIP will start and from 4:00 to 6:00 PM is the general admission session.

“I’ve been amazed at the appetite for this event, both CONSUMER and DISTILLERY based.  In its second year, it continues to grow and shows how much potential there is for BBQ and Barrels to become a national magnet lifestyle event,” said Seth Thompson, The Bourbon Review.

“One of the most exciting things for us is the diversity that this mix of both small and large distilleries bring.  You’ll get to try local favorites like Green River Distilling Company.  You’ll even get to taste some things that aren’t even on the market yet like Western Kentucky Distilling Company,” added Kirk.

The first release of participating distilleries are:

Bardstown Bourbon Company
Blue Run Spirits
Bluegrass Distillers
Broadleaf Whiskey
Casey Jones Distillery
Castle & Key
Garrard County Distilling Co.
Green River Distilling Co.
Hemingway Whiskey
Jefferson’s Bourbon
Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.
Log Still Distillery
Maker’s Mark
Old SteelHouse Distillery
Pinhook Bourbon
Pursuit Spirits
Western Kentucky Distilling Co.
Whiskey Thief Distilling Co.