’18 Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Class Includes a ‘Beloved Tour Guide’

This year’s Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame includes a “beloved tour guide,” according to a joint press release from The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

The organizations did not release the names of this year’s inductees. The release hinted one is a tour guide and “some of the industry’s most iconic distilling empires.” They did announce that this year’s induction ceremony is open to the public for the first time and it’s in Louisville.

Tickets are available at kybourbonfestival.com for the luncheon event on Friday, Sept. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Frazier History Museum. Tickets are $100 and include lunch, drinks and parking.

“The Hall of Fame is my favorite event of the year,” KDA executive director Eric Gregory said in a press release. “It’s the one time when we all get together and celebrate Bourbon’s heroes and toast those gone by. There’s a lot of laughter, and usually a few tears, as the unity and camaraderie of the industry shines through.”

You can view past inductees here.


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