Frazier History Museum

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Bringing The Bardstown Bourbon Company to Whiskey Row: A Modern Authentic Bourbon Experience

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 6:30 PM  9:00 PM

Enjoy a Napa Valley Bourbon Experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® by celebrating a new brand with an exclusive group of bourbon enthusiasts. Combining distilling with culinary and beverage expertise, the skilled bourbon makers at the Bardstown Bourbon Company will introduce guests to the outstanding cocktails that have Kentucky Bourbon Trail® visitors raving about at Bardstown Bourbon Company’s Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar. Guests will also be among the first to experience Bardstown Bourbon Company’s first Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1.  Legendary Bourbon Hall of Fame Master Distiller, Steve Nally will lead tastings and sign bottles, while supplies last. Come join us!




DOORS: 5 PM, Access to Freak Power exhibition | PANEL DISCUSSION: 6 - 7 PM

Panel Moderators: Rachel Platt and Barry Bernson
Panelists: Stephen George of Louisville Public Media,  Former Editorial Writers Pam Platt and Tom Eblen, Former Political Reporter Mark Hebert, and Bellarmine Poli-Sci Professor Eric Roorda.

What would Hunter S. Thompson do and say in the age of Trump? He was fearless going after power with President Nixon, so what about now and how reporters cover the president and politics. Thompson’s platform from his 1970 run for Sheriff of Pitkin County (Aspen, CO) focused on the environment, social reforms, and the politics of greed, topics that remain relevant today. We’ve gathered some of Louisville’s best journalistic and political minds together in this panel to dig deeper into what Thompson got right and what he got wrong.

$14 General Admission (includes Freak Power gallery access) | Free for Frazier Members


Three Historic Whiskeys, Two Legends, and One Truth A Vintage Tasting and Bourbon Justice Book Signing

Doors Open: 6:30 PM | Book Signing: 7:00 - 7:30 PM | Program: 7:30 - 8:30 PM

If you like great whiskey, good stories, and being smarter than your friends this is a program for you!
This exclusive tasting will feature: Old Taylor distilled in 1953, an Old Fitzgerald 9-Year Bottled-in-Bond, and an 11-year-old revived Cream of Kentucky! Enjoy a glimpse behind the Bourbon curtain with Master Distiller Jim Rutledge, historian Bernie Lubbers, and author Brian Haara as they reveal the truth about Bourbon history, its brands, and how whiskey law shaped America.  Guests will get to take home a signed copy of Haara’s book Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America (2018).

General Admission $ 75 | Frazier Members $65

Take Me to the River: Where Brandy Meets Bourbon

Copper & Kings 5th Anniversary Party - Doors open at 6:30 PM | Event runs 7 - 10 PM

After 5 amazing years distilling award-winning Brandy, Copper & Kings is taking it to the river with a Birthday celebration at the Frazier History Museum. With Copper & Kings literally aging their barrels to a beat, you can bet music will be at the heart of this party, with Brandy as its soul. 

Speaking of soul, Otis Junior will be performing in the Great Hall, as Ninette with Casey Powell jazz up our speakeasy stage. Throw in a master distiller-led tasting, a signature cocktail or two, and a bit of knowledge from Brandy/Bourbon historian Mike Veach – come celebrate Copper & Kings and the first day of summer!

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General Admission $35 | Frazier Members $30

Join Kentucky native and one of America’s pioneer rooftop and small space gardeners, Jon Carloftis, in his own creation: The Gateway Garden. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the garden, filled with Kentucky native plants, as Carloftis discusses his lifetime work and the importance of small space and urban setting gardens.

After the lunch, explore Louisville’s favorite parks with free admission to Olmsted’s Louisville, closing on October 20th, in the Frazier History Museum’s Great Hall.

Cost of admission includes lunch and the presentation. Lewis & Clark members are welcome to bring a guest free of charge.