N.Kentucky-Cincy Branch

Hello Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Bourbon Women!

Almost two years ago, Kim and I and some 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 limited, very exclusive, June 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 also held a “Give a Shift” fundraiser in February  that 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. We had a great turnout at the new Hotel Covington in Covington, Kentucky.  Many thanks to Old Forester and Hotel Covington for their support of this worthy cause.

We are looking forward to several upcoming events this Fall. First up is Ghosts in the Barrel House: Meet the Spirits of Boone County Distilling Co. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  It will include a tour of Boone County Distilling Co. with one of the owners; 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.  Next up, is our second annual holiday “Sip & Shop” sponsored by Four Roses at Liquor City Uncorked in Covington, Kentucky on December 6, 2017.  Mark your calendars! We are currently busy planning our next Big Bourbon Bash for Winter 2018 and looking at options for another tour!

In addition, the Branch holds regular “Meet & Neat” events 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:



Kim and Amy





November 8 - Ghosts in the Barrel House at Boone County Distilling - EVENT SOLD OUT


December 6 – Sip & Shop at Liquor City Uncorked, Covington, KY. Click here to register.


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