September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, and a great time to be a bourbon lover. One of the biggest events during this month is the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown , which will be September 12-16.
Go here for all the events. Another event is the Bourbon and Beyond festival in Louisville on September 22-23, which will include music by Sting, Robert Plant, John Mayer, Counting Crows, Govt Mule and many others!! See their website here for the complete lineup and how to get tickets.
Distilleries, restaurants, and stores all celebrate this month. Four Roses distillery will release their 130th anniversary Small Batch Limited Edition Bourbon, as well as Heaven Hill releasing their annual Parker’s Heritage Collection bottle. Willett Distillery is also known to release great bottles, along with some of the other smaller distilleries. Liquor stores will also be hosting master distillers from various distilleries to come to the stores, talk about their products, and sign bottles. Al Young, Four Roses Senior Brand Ambassador, will be at the Liquor Barn in Beaumont September 6 from 6-8pm for a tasting and bottle signing. On September 13th, you can go to the Liquor Barn in Hamburg at 6pm to be part of a Knob Creek Barrel Pick. You will help to select a single barrel of Knob Creek, and be able to purchase a bottle from the barrel you choose.
September is the beginning of the annual fall bourbon hunting season. Most of the rare limited edition bottles release in the fall, so it is time to start the hunt for the bottles you want. We will be updating this page regularly with information on how to get all the good fall limited edition bourbons like Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition, Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, Parker’s Heritage, Pappy Van Winkle, etc.