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The Trip for Sip

Greetings, Bourbon Women, from the beaches of south Georgia!  We’re on our annual family trip to St. Simons Island, and we brought no fewer than six Bourbons to share. Why so many?  There’s no chance we’ll finish all the bottles, but it’s a pleasure to have different options when you’ve got the time and company to share them with. 

Ever had a secret so delicious that you just couldn’t stand to keep it to yourself?  That’s how I’ve felt over the last several months as we finalized plans for this year’s Sip-osium.  I’m so relieved – and excited! – that our registration is finally open and you can see what you’ll get to experience this August at our annual get-together:

  • An incredibly rare chance to tour Vendome Copper and Brass Works, the Louisville manufacturer of most of the world’s Bourbon stills and other distilling equipment. This tour is limited to just 25 people, so register now!
  • Visits to the region’s newest distilleries, including Old Forester, Lux Row and Rabbit Hole, as well as downtown favorites such as Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse.
  • A special Friday evening dinner at Maker’s Mark in Loretto.

Plus, I’m finalizing my Bourbons for the President’s Tasting, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be like Bourbon Christmas.

To get ready for our annual soiree, why not pick up a book about Bourbon, penned by a Bourbon Woman?  The new edition of The Bourbon Tasting Notebook (by Bourbon Women past president Susan Reigler and Michael Veach) has just hit the shelves.  This volume features tasting notes on 340 Bourbons and is fully indexed by price, proof and style.  It’s a perfect primer for your trip to Louisville later this summer!

While you’re registering for Sip-osium, make sure to check our events page for upcoming Bourbon Women gatherings close to you.  Our branches are doing a bang-up job creating one-of-a-kind experiences you just can’t get from any other Bourbon group.  I hope to see you at an event soon!

Kerri Richardson

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