N.Kentucky-Cincy Branch

Hello Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Bourbon Women!

Just two years ago, members of our Branch Distilling Committee first met with Bourbon Women about forming our branch.  We never anticipated the success we would have – all because of our members and the Bourbon loving women in the Northern Kentucky – Cincinnati metro region.  Thank you!

Our branch has been busy.  We held our official launch event – A Spirited Night – in May 2016, at New Riff Distilling, in Newport, Kentucky.  Over 120 “Bourbon Women” attended this sold out event and enjoyed cocktails from some of the best Bourbon bars in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati along with a presentation by Marianne Barnes, the Master Distiller at Castle & Key.  That was quickly followed up by a very exclusive member’s only trip to Maker’s Mark.  Those lucky enough to snag a seat enjoyed lunch on the way to Maker’s, touring and tasting, a cocktail reception under the stunning Chihuly ceiling, and speakers from the “Bourbon Women” that make-up Maker’s Mark. 

In 2017, we held a “Give a Shift” fundraiser hat was sponsored by Old Forester and benefitted the Anchal Project – a nonprofit social enterprise that addresses the exploitation of women around the world by using design thinking to create employment opportunities, services and products that support empowerment at the Hotel Covington in Covington, Kentucky.  In November we hosted our Ghosts in the Barrel House: Meet the Spirits of Boone County Distilling Co. event which included a tour of Boone County Distilling Co. with owner Josh Quinn; tasting of their flagship products: Eighteen 33 - 10 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey; White Hall Bourbon Cream; Tanner’s Curse White Whiskey and a. complimentary welcome cocktail, light bites, and a 10% gift shop discount.  We also just completed our second annual holiday “Sip & Shop” sponsored by Four Roses at Liquor City Uncorked in Covington, Kentucky.  We were pleased to welcome Brent Elliott - Master Distiller of Four Roses - as our special guest. 150 Bourbon Women and Men were in attendance and enjoyed a Four Roses inspired Welcome Cocktail, Four Roses Bourbon Tasting, Tasting of Wines from Old 502 Winery and Geyser Peak Winery, specialty and gourmet foods from local and premiere vendors, and preferred customer discounts on wine and spirits.  Our silent auction raised over $2,300 to benefit the Women’s Crisis Center.

Next up, is Fall in Love with New Riff on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. New Riff Distilling is our host for this Valentine's-themed event to kick off what promises to be a spirited and fun-filled year. We hope you will join us at New Riff's Event Center to network with current and new friends and sample cocktails from favorite local bartenders and light bites.  PLUS… New Riff will be offering Bourbon Women a very special optional VIP experience with their Vice President of Strategic Development/Whiskey Man, Jay Erisman and their Event Center Director/Chef in Residence, Amy Tobin.  VIP tickets are limited and include unique food and spirits pairings as well as tastings of O.K.I. bourbon as it ages – at 18 months, 3 years, 5 years, and 12 years.  (VIP tickets include general admission and are available at additional cost.) This event promises to be lots of fun and a sellout, so register early and come thirsty! Click here to register.

In addition, the Branch holds regular “Meet & Neats” at local “bourbon enthusiast” establishments.  So far we’ve visited Papa’s Bourbon & Beer House, Wiseguy Lounge (both Metro locations!), Myrtle’s Punch House, Meritage, The Prohibition Bourbon Bar at Newberry Bros., and The Globe.  Where will we venture next?

Bourbon Women who RENEW their membership in 2017 will receive a loyalty card featuring discounts and specials from some of the area’s best bourbon bars and retail stores. If you haven't renewed your membership yet. Now is the time. More details coming SOON!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details on these and other new events.

For more information about Bourbon Women Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, please send an e-mail to:



Amy & Kay





February 7 – Fall in Love with New Riff at New Riff Distilling, Newport, KY

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