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5th Annual Bourbon Women Sip-osium Conference

August 24, 2018 12:00 PM to August 26, 2018 12:00 PM
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The Historic Brown Hotel
335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
https://www.brownhotel.com/
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AUGUST 24 TO 26, 2018 - HISTORIC BROWN HOTEL, LOUISVILLE KY

Join women from across the country as we gather for the 5th Annual National Bourbon Women Sip-osium Conference on August 24-26, 2018 at the historic Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky!

Participants will enjoy a full weekend of activities including meet-and-greets with master distillers, exclusive distillery experiences, immersive dining opportunities and much more.

 

AGENDA

FRIDAY EVENTS - August 24, 2018

12:00pm - 5:00pm Registration Open - 2nd Floor | Lobby Level

12:00pm - 1:00pm “Bourbon & Bites” Meet and Greet | Silent Auction

1:15pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Experiences [choose one]

Option 1 - Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse from 1:15pm – 4:00pm

Option 2 - Rabbit Hole Distilling from 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Option 3 - Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc. from 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Option 4 - Bourbon through Bluegrass Music Workshop from 3:00pm – 4:30pm

6:00pm Transportation departs for Maker’s Mark Distillery

8:00pm - 10:00pm Welcome Dinner at Maker’s Mark Distillery

CLICK HERE FOR FRIDAY EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

 

SATURDAY EVENTS - August 25, 2018

8:00am - 9:00pm Continental Breakfast

8:00am - 1:00pm Exhibit Area & Silent Auction (proceeds benefit TBD charity)

8:30am - 9:15am General Session with Keynote Speaker Rebecca Messina, CMO Jim Beam

9:30am - 10:30am Workshop Sessions 1 & 2 [choose one]

Option 1 - The Sip-n-Scoop on What’s Trending in Spirits Today: Featuring Robert Simonson, New York Times, Paul Clarke, Imbibe Magazine and Heather Greene, Author and Sommelier

Option 2 - The Keys to Stitzel-Weller: A Unique Walk Through Blade and Bow’s Solera System: Presented by Douglas Kragel, National Educator for North America-Diageo

11:00am - 12:30pm Chef’s Collaborative Workshop Session and Luncheon: Featuring Deb Paquette and Ouita Michel

1:15pm - 5:00pm Distillery Excursions [choose one]

Option 1 - Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller from 1:15pm – 5:00pm

Option 2 - Lux Row Distillery from 1:15pm – 5:00pm

Option 3 - Old Forester Distillery from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm “Wind Down to Wind Up” Reception

6:00pm - 7:00pm President’s Sampler Bourbon Tasting [Additional Cost $125]

7:30pm “In a Bourbon House” Dinner Experience Options (or dinner on your own)

Option 1: You Never ‘Noe’ Who’s Coming for Dinner [Additional Cost]

Option 2: Chef’s Table - English Grill at The Brown Hotel [Additional Cost]

Option 3: Chef Edward Lee Dinner at E. Washington [Additional Cost]

We encourage you to visit with Matson & Gilman during registration to collect dining recommendations if you are planning dinner on your own.

CLICK HERE FOR SATURDAY EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

 

SUNDAY EVENTS - August 26, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am Farewell Breakfast

 

 

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Members Full Weekend - $285  |  Non Members Full Weekend - $360

Members Friday Only - $185  |  Non Members Friday Only - $260

Members Saturday Only - $210  |  Non Members Saturday Only - $285

Maker's Mark Distillery Welcome Dinner Friday - $85

Join Bourbon Women now and save $50 on your registration!

 

OPTIONAL TICKETS:

Saturday President's Sampler - $125

 

Saturday Private "In a Bourbon House" Dinner Event Options (Limited Tickets Available)

Home of BW Founder Peggy Noe Stevens - You Never "Noe" Who's Coming to Dinner - $125

Chef's Table - English Grill at the Brown Hotel - $150

Chef Edward Lee Dinner at E. Washington - Home of BW Board Member Monica Wolf - $250

 

 

BROWN HOTEL - RESERVATIONS

Bourbon Women Rate: $155 per night (plus applicable taxes). The room block will be released on August 4, 2018. Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am

Click here to make hotel room reservations or call 502-583-1234 / 1-888-888-5252 (toll free) and request the Bourbon Women Association Rate.

Group Code: 082318WOMEN

Complimentary airport shuttle is available. Overnight guests will receive a 25% discount for self/valet parking. Self-Parking available for $15 per day & Valet Parking available $18.00 per day with discount (cost is subject to change).

 

 BECOME A SIP-OSIUM SPONSOR

Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for our 2018 Sip-osium Conference

 RESERVE YOUR VENDOR TABLE TODAY

Showcase your products and services with a vendor table at our conference.

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