September is Bourbon Heritage Month, an occasion that was founded to celebrate America’s ‘Native Spirit’.
To help local Bourbon lovers celebrate in style, the ‘Cheers! Spirits from the USA’ campaign – which is sponsored by the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS) and supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – has collated a few key Bourbon events that are taking place around Australia during the month.
These experiences will be hosted by some of the most iconic Bourbon brands, including Angel’s Envy, Old Forester and Woodford Reserve, and seats are guaranteed to go fast, so get in quick!
On the events, Charles McEntee, Director of Export Promotion for DISCUS says, “Bourbon is one of the most popular spirits around the world, but Australians seem to have a particular love for it because of its versatility to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. Whether you’re a whiskey aficionado, someone looking to learn more about Bourbon, or even if you’ve never tasted it, these events will educate and entertain you.”
Father’s Day Bourbon and Beer Pairing Masterclass
Sunday September 4, 2022 at Carwyn Cellars Thornbury (VIC) from midday. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fathers-day-bourbon-masterclass-lunch-tickets-400495872937
This Father’s Day, join National Angel’s Envy Ambassador Nate White at Carwyn Cellars in Thornbury Victoria, for a full Bourbon category masterclass. Come and hear about the intricacies and nuances of this iconic American Whiskey category, while tasting along with paired beers selected by the Carwyn Cellar’s team. You’ll also enjoy a Malay-style BBQ for a late lunch from the kitchen at Zaubertrank. Plus, during Bourbon Heritage Month, for every Angel’s Envy drink or bottle picture shared with #ToastTheTrees Angel’s Envy plants a white oak tree to help maintain a healthy oak tree population so generations to come can enjoy Bourbon.
Woodford Reserve Baccarat Event
Thursday September 29th, 2022 at Molly Bar (ACT) from 7pm. Tickets available next week from https://molly.bar/events/
Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with Molly Bar in Canberra by sharing Woodford Reserve Distillery’s most luxury spirit – The XO Cognac Cask finished Baccarat Bourbon. This is a unique and super premium release, with macadamia, rum & raisin, and subtle spices at the forefront of its nose and palate. The evening will also be the Australian launch of the brand new release of the annual Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Release ‘Five-Malt Stouted Mash,’ which will be available in extremely limited numbers.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Dinner
Wednesday September 21, 2022 at Websters Bar Sydney from 7pm.Tickets available from September 2nd at https://www.webstersbar.com.au/whats-on-1
This is the first time Australians have had the chance to taste more than one Old Forester Birthday Bourbon at a tasting event (let alone three). The evening will be a celebration of the nuanced differences between the three separate releases of one of the world’s most sought after ‘unicorn’ Bourbons.
Released once a year, on George Garvin Brown’s Birthday (Founder of Old Forester) in limited numbers, this expression is often over 10 years old and over 100 proof, and every release is exceptional.
In 2005, Australia agreed to recognize Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey as distinctive products of the U.S. This ensures that products sold in Australia as Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey are produced in the U.S. in accordance with U.S. laws and regulations.
To find out more about Bourbon, and the ‘Cheers! Spirits from the USA’ campaign, visit: https://cheersspiritsfromtheusa.com/au/