2017 Louisville Master Classes

6:15 pm Four Roses, Room A

Handcrafting Limited Edition Bourbons: Mingling Recipes and Ages for the Perfect Pour

Hosted by: Brent Elliott

Master Distiller

$10.00 Must also purchase General Admission or VIP Ticket.

Guests will learn how Four Roses approaches the mingling of Limited Edition Bourbons; specifically, the 2017 Al Young 50th Anniversary Small Batch Limited Edition Bourbon releasing in June.  Master Distiller, Brent Elliott will educate guests on the four unique recipes included in the release and how the characteristics of each recipe and age enhance the final product.   Samples of each recipe as well as the final product will be sampled:

  • Al Young 50th Anniversary 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon
  • OBSF Recipe – 12 years (only available here)
  • OBSK Recipe – 15 years (only available here)
  • OBSV Recipe – 23 years (only available here)
  • OESV – 13 years (only available here)

7:30 pm The Story of Whisky Room A

The Story of Whisky

Hosted by: Robin Robinson

$10.00 Must also purchase General Admission or VIP Ticket.

“…its 50 minutes of bad stand-up comedy punctuated by drinking”

In this hybrid one-man show and whiskey tasting, whiskey educator Robin Robinson takes us through the entire story of whisk(e)y in one rapid-fire, crazy narrative that brings in the history of distillation, invading armies, monks and alchemists, farmers and taxmen, Scottish lords and Appalachian hillbillies.  Whisk(e)y is more than the sum of its parts and Robinson dares you to come along for the ride of your life.  Hold on to your (gl)asses!


  • Knappogue Castle 12yr
  • Aberlour Abunad’h
  • Compass Box Spice Tree
  • Lot 40 Canadian Rye
  • Elijah Craig Small Batch
  • Iwai Traditional
  • Amrut Fusion

6:30 pm Smooth Ambler Whiskeys, Room B

Smooth Ambler Whiskeys, Today and Moving Forward

Hosted by: John Foster

Director of Sales

$10.00 Must also purchase General Admission or VIP Ticket.

Smooth Ambler’s John Foster will taste through and discuss the distillery’s four current offerings in addition to reviewing the current and future plans for Smooth Ambler.


  • Old Scout American Whiskey
  • Smooth Ambler Contradiction
  • Old Scout Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Smooth Ambler Wheated Bourbon

Cellar Door Chocolates

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Cellar Door Chocolates opened in 2007 as a small batch wholesale chocolate confectionary company in Louisville, Kentucky. Owner and chocolatier Erika Chavez-Graziano has built Cellar Door’s reputation on her handmade truffles, buttercreams, sea salt caramels and wide selection of other chocolate treats.

In 2010, Cellar Door Chocolates opened its first retail shop in the historic Butchertown Market. There you can purchase all of our signature chocolate confections as well as other seasonal curious chocolates.

2014 brought new adventures to Cellar Door as they proudly traveled to Los Angeles, California and shared over 30,000 pieces of chocolate with celebrities and casts as the official chocolate sponsor of the 66th Creative Arts and Primetime Emmys. We were again honored with this opportunity for the 2015 Emmys and loved every minute of it!

In October 2015, our third location opened in Downtown Louisville; it is our biggest retail space yet. We would love to help fill your chocolate appetites at one of our three beautiful locations. Visit us.

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