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Bourbon Bluegrass Picnic

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Release Date: Aug 01, 2017

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 31, 2017) --- Celebrate an evening of Kentucky traditions during a Bourbon Bluegrass Picnic at the Brown Hotel in Louisville on Thursday, Aug. 24. Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests are invited to the Brown Hotel’s renovated Roof Garden for a breathtaking view, live music, craft cocktails and Hot Browns from chefs James Adams and Dustin Willett. In addition, Wild Turkey’s “Buddha of Bourbon” Jimmy Russell will lead a tasting of Russell’s Reserve Bourbon and hold a Q&A session. Tickets, which include a welcome cocktail, heavy hors d’oeuvres and bourbon flight, are $65 per person and can be purchased by calling 502-583-1234. For more information, visit brownhotel.com.

The cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. will feature a taste of the hotel’s renowned four-star dining including the Hot Brown with watermelon salad, Wild Turkey BBQ pulled pork sliders with summer slaw, and pimento and bacon bites with heirloom tomato and cucumber salad. The bourbon flight tasting and Q&A will follow. Music will continue until 9:30 p.m. and additional craft cocktails will be available for purchase.

This is one of many events hosted by the Brown Hotel in the Roof Garden since its renovation in October 2016. The 16th floor space was billed in the 1930s as “the most beautiful spot in town… above the city noises where the air is pure and the breezes cool.” From 85 cent luncheons on the ‘open terrace’ to holiday proms and officers’ balls, the rooftop was a place to see and be seen for many years. It was said to have a “gorgeous view of the city and surrounding country that lends a distinctive out-of-doors atmosphere.”


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