A Day at Churchill Downs with the Whisky Chicks and Brown Forman

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A Day at the races is no day at the races without the Whisky Chicks and Brown Forman! The weather was perfect at Churchill Downs, which is one of the most famous horse tracks, stemming from the long tradition of the running of the Kentucky Derby.  The atmosphere was great for betting and dabbling in a couple of spirits. Completed by a view from the Brown Forman Suite. The Brown Forman Corporation is one of the largest American spirits and wine companies. Their brands can be found in over 160 countries, which include Woodford Reserve, Old Forester and Jack Daniel’s.

This was all organized for Mother’s Day by the Whisky Chicks. If you do not know who the Whisky Chicks are then you should! It is an organization that allows women of all ages (21+) to come together to embrace the unique taste’s of whiskey. They pride themselves on being libation liberators; meaning they help women appreciate and love cocktails that are outside of their standard norm. They are whisky educators promoting knowledge of a drink that is rich in Kentucky history, and friend facilitators allowing others to meet and form lasting friendships. This Mother’s Day Event was truly wonderful for all who attended.

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*I attended the Mother’s Day at Churchill Down’s Event as the Whisky Chicks’ guest



American Craft Distilling Tasting Series Part 2 with The Whisky Chicks

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Part 2 of the American Craft Distilling Tasting Series organized and executed by the Whisky Chicks was another sold out event (read about part 1 here). The Whiskey Chicks organize functions centered around educating women and men about the delicacies of whiskey and provide a social atmosphere to do so.
Westport Whiskey & Wine was the venue for part 1 & 2 of the tasting series. Their tasting room is spectacular, great for events and date nights. The shop prides itself on having hard to fine whiskey, wine, beer and spirits. If you are in the Louisville area I would suggest you check it out. 

In part 2 of the American Craft Distilling Tasting Series participants experienced six different whiskeys, which are listed below. 
Kentucky Artisan Distillery is the home of Jefferson’s Bourbon, Whiskey Row Bourbon, and Highspire Rye. This distillery provides a place for entrepreneurs to learn the craft of spirit production. 
The Whiskey’s of the night:

100% rye whiskey that is aged for 6 months in California oak wine barrels. With a taste of vanilla and oak, Highspire is 80 proof and 40% ABV.
A small batch bourbon made from four different bourbon recipes all of different ages. This bourbon is anywhere from 90-98 proof (45-49% ABV).
A blended bourbon of 3-4 different brands of region’s best bourbons. House brand of Kentucky Artisan Distillery. An 88 proof bourbon with a bit of spice (44% ABV).
Calumet Farm Bourbon
Bourbon made up of a mash of corn, rye and malted barley. Calumet Farm Bourbon is 86 proof with tastes of butterscotch, oak and little hints of brown sugar and white pepper  (43% AVB).

Rivulet Pecan Liqueur 
A small batch distilled pecan American brandy that is 60 proof.  With it sweet and nutty finish, this liqueur is a great after dinner drink (30% ABV).

Ballotin Original Chocolate
If you are a chocolate lover? You will love the mix of chocolate and whiskey in the Ballotin Original Chocolate. This 60 proof rich chocolatey fudge whiskey with hints of vanilla and oak is great to drink straight or mixed in a cocktail. (30% ABV)
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*I attended the American Craft Distilling Tasting Event as the Whisky Chicks’ guest