Bourbon Women SIPosium

August 15 - 18, 2024

 

Come SIP with Us and Experience It All!

Over 400 women will join us in Louisville, KY August 15-18, 2024 for the only consumer-based, female-focused whiskey conference in the US. Part industry conference, part girls’ weekend, and part family reunion, SIPosium demonstrates the magic of 400+ bourbon-loving women in the room together. Join us in Kentucky in August for the best weekend any bourbon or whiskey-loving woman could ask for. To reserve your hotel room, head here.

See Last Year's Schedule Below

About SIPosium 2024

Join us for an epic, unforgettable weekend in the heart of bourbon country. You’ll explore the spirits you love with the movers and shakers of the bourbon world.  You’ll experience specialty VIP tours, dinners hosted by bourbon experts, workshops delivered by the top minds in the industry and celebrate the presence of women both sipping and making America’s Native Spirit.

 

And meet so many incredible women along the way.

We’re hard at work on the schedule for SIP 2024!

SIP 2023 Schedule

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

 

10 am – Bourbon Nerd Add-On Experiences

  • Heaven Hill
  • Bardstown Bourbon Company
  • Wilderness Trail

Thursday Educational Excursions

  • Vendome Brass and Copperworks
  • Moonshine U  Bourbon Steward Certification

 

Branch Ambassador Reception – Sponsored by Penelope Bourbon (Invitation only)

 

7-9:30 Mix and Mingle (Sponsored by Coors Whiskey Co)

 

Angel’s Share Reception with SIP Scholars with the BW Foundation Board (Invitation only)

 

Friday, August 25th, 2023

8 am Breakfast (Holladay Distillery)

 

8 am – 10 am SIP & Survey (Sponsored by 15 Stars, Hotel Tango Distillery, James B Beam institute for KY Spirits, Three Chord Bourbon)

 

10 am Welcome and Keynote – Kroger’s Rockstar Panel (Sherri Carter, of Old Carter, Lisa Wicker of Spirits & Monsters Distilling, Heather Greene of Milam & Greene)

 

11 am Workshops Session 1

  • Whiskey Cocktails From Your Garden To Your Glass! with Rawnica Dillingham of Uncle Nearest
  • Sample Bourbon’s Best Friend: Interactive sensory experience on how water affects bourbon by Louisville Water
  • Unveiling the Art of Whiskey Tasting and Review: Mastering Tasting Notes and Flavors by Wendy Peveich of Penelope Bourbon
  • The Finishing Touch: Elevating Whiskey with Secondary Maturation Workshop by Blake and Christian Huber of Starlight Distillery
  • So You Want to Study Bourbon: Bourbon in Higher Education Workshop with Ilka Balk of James B Beam Institute at UK, Colin Blake of Moonshine University, Sonia Sanders of KSU and representatives of University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University.
  • The Whiskey Cheese Whisperer: Unveiling Perfect Pairings with Chris Blandford and Dewanna Walker with Kroger.
  • Single Barrel as a Way of Life with New Riff’s Hannah Lowen and Creola Dickerson

12:15 pm Lunch (Garrison Brothers Distillery)

 

1:45 pm Excursions and Off-site Experiences

  • Pop-up Distillery Excursion: Green River Distilling Co. presents…Bourbon, Bluegrass & BBQ an Owensboro Tradition Excursion
  • The Maker’s Way: Innovate, Change, and Stay the Same All at the Same Time
  • Old Carter Tasting and Social Club  Excursion
  • Bourbon & Boards: A Flavor Building Workshop at Rabbit Hole Distillery Excursion
  • Grown for Greatness – Working Farm Tour at Whiskey Sisters Supply Excursion
  • Sip & Roost Awhile at the Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience Excursion
  • Bourbon Bliss: A Whiskey Celebration at Watch Hill Proper Excursion

 

6:30 pm Friday Wow (Women of Whiskey) Awards.  (Dinner Experience Sponsored by Angel’s Envy)

 

Saturday, August 26th, 2023

 

8:30 am to 9:30 AM – Breakfast (Sponsored by Michter’s Distillery)

 

9:30 am – Keynote Speaker – Alex Castle of Old Dominick

 

10:15 am – Workshops Session 2

  • Bourbon 101: From Grain to Glass by Caryn Wells of Green River
  • From Grapes to Greatness: An Intro to fortified wines and how their barrels affect secondary aging by Angel Teta of Angel’s Envy
  • Blend Your Own Courage and Conviction, an Intro to American Single Malt by Jennifer Wren and Amanda Beckwith of Virginia Distillery
  • Balancing Act: Understanding Cocktail Fundamentals by Andrea Wilson and Dallas White of Michter’s Distillery
  • Bourbon Archaeology: Digging for Amber Gold by Nick Laracuente of Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Women in Whiskey: The Eras Tour lead by Becky Harris of Catoctin Creek
  • Russell’s Reserve Generations with Joann Street

 

11:30 am – Lunch (Sponsored by Southern Distilling Company)

 

12:30 pm SIP & Survey Round 2 (Sponsored by Old Dominick Distillery, Heaven’s Door, Old Dominick Distillery)

 

2 pm Limited Excursions and Workshop Sessions

Excursions

  • Pop-Up Distillery Excursion: Explore the Modern Spirit of Kentucky Through Contemporary Art, Design, & Bourbon with Pinhook Bourbon Excursion
  • Angel’s Envy Excursion: Taste the Finish
  • Log Still Distillery Excursion

Workshops

  • Global Old Fashion by Rhonda Cammon of Perfectly Cordial
  • Boss Molly Bourbon Presents a Brandy Staving Workshop by Brandi Bowles, Kate Rosante, Victoria Horn of Boss Molly Bourbon
  • Flavors of Africa EXPANDED Edition with Jack Begeudou, the Hood Sommelier
  • Choose Your Own ‘Bourbon’ Adventure – Blending Experience with Bill Whitlow of Wenzel Whiskey

 

6:30 pm Bar-a-rama

Boss Molly, Breckenridge Distillery, Catoctin Creek, Coors Whiskey Co., Distillery 291, Four Gate Whiskey Company, Green River Distilling Company, Hotel Tango Distillery, Ironton Distillery, Old Elk Distillery, Russell’s Reserve, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey and Virginia Distillery Co.

 

6:30 pm VIP Selective SIPs Sponsored by Uncle Nearest and Mary Dowling Whiskey

 

7 pm In a Bourbon House Private Dining Experiences

  • Peggy Noe Stevens with Freddie Johnson
  • Susan Reigler with Laws Whiskey
  • Monica Wolf with Jeptha Creed
  • Dana Huber/Starlight Distillery

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

 

8 am Hydrate and Heal Yoga (Sponsored by The Spearhead Group and Still Austin)

 

9 am – 10 am Breakfast (Sponsored by Templeton Distillery)

 

10:30 am Limited Add-on Excursions:

  • Jeptha Creed
  • Neeley Family Distillery
  • Copper & Kings

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Where It’s At

Hyatt Regency, Louisville

320 W Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY, 40202

Head here to take advantage of the special hotel rate at the Hyatt for attendees – just $142 a night! Book your rooms now.

Wednesday hotel rooms are in high demand but there is currently availability on all other nights! Be sure to check the date range for available rooms and book your reservation at your earliest opportunity. Thursday through Sunday reservations have many spots left!

Even attendees who live in Louisville often spend a night or two at the hotel just to make sure they don’t miss anything!

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors

This event wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors! We are hard at work growing this sponsor list and we’d love to feature you! More information:

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