Bourbon and Wine Tasting

The South Oldham Rotary Club is hosting their Fifth Annual South Oldham Rotary Bourbon & Wine Tasting at Yew Dell Gardens.  This year’s tasting will take place on August 19th, from 6:30-10 PM.  What better way to spend the evening than strolling thru beautiful Yew Dell Gardens viewing the grounds and plantings, while having the opportunity to taste over 80 bourbons and wines and partake in catered hors d’oeuvres by Ladyfingers Catering?.  An auction (donations welcome), as well as live music by the Misty Mountain String Band add to the entertainment. Proceeds will benefit local and international projects.  Tickets are $65 (Until August 1st) and can be purchased from any South Oldham Rotarian or online on this site.  Keep updated by joining our Facebook event page or for more info call Ryan 502-640-9078 or Ron 502-387-8194.

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For information the featured bourbons and wines for 2015 are listed below.  A list of 2016 vendors will be posted as soon as they are available.

  • Barton 1792 Distillery-1792 Bourbon, Barton’s Chocolate Bourbon Ball Cream, Big House Bourbon, Big House Honey
  • Buffalo Trace-Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Fireball Whiskey, Wheatley Vodka?
  • Four Roses-Four Roses Small Batch, Four Roses Single Barrel and “Something Special”
  • Garrison Brothers Distilling-Garrison Brothers Bourbon
  • Heaven Hill-Evan Williams Single Barrel, Elijah Craig 12, Larceny, Evan Williams Cherry Lemonade Cocktail
  • Jefferson’s-Jefferson’s Bourbon, Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon, Jefferson’s Ocean Bourbon, Jefferson’s Esquire Manhattan
  • Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.-Lucky Moonshine (Green Apple, Lemon Drop, Peach, Cinnamon Fire, Chocolate Pie, Coconut Cream & Pineapple)
  • Limestone Branch-Sugar Shine Appalachian Shines, MoonPie MoonShines (Chocolate, Vanilla and Banana)
  • Little Kentucky River Winery– Kentucky Rain, Hunter’s Bottom, Dance in the Rain, 1812, Smokehouse Red, Country Road, Plum Sinful, Miss Bessie’s Pick
  • Louisville Distilling-Angels Envy Bourbon & Angels Envy Rye
  • Makers Mark-Makers Mark, Makers 46, Makers Peach Tea
  • Mercer Wine Estates-Mercer Canyons Red, Riesling & Chardonnay
  • Michter’s Distillery-Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon, Michter’s Single Barrel Rye, Michter’s Small Batch Sour Mash, Michter’s American Whiskey
  • Old 502-Bourbon Barrel Red, Bore Dough, Shar da nay, Reeseling
  • Piedmont Distilling-Midnight Moon Moonshines (Apple Pie, Peach & Raspberry)
  • Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur
  • Smith Berry Winery-Cheviot, Zinfandel, Burley, Muscato, Blackberry, Bluegrass Blush
  • The Wine Group-Concannon Cabernet, Chardonay, Petite Sirah, Trapiche Broquel Malbec, Oak Cask Cabernet, Chloe Red Blend, Pino Grigio, Prosecco, Cupcake Moscato D’Asti
  • Willett Distillery-Willet Pot Still Reserve, Rowan’s Creek, Noah’s Mill, Johnny Drum and Willett Family Estate Bottled Rye

Auction items for 2016 will be posted as soon as they are available.  Here’s a few of the 2015 items.

  • French Lick-Are you ready for a mini vacation? If you are the lucky bidder you and a special someone can enjoy a two night stay at the French Lick Springs Hotel where history meets luxury! Treat yourself to a day of shopping, enjoy the indoor/outdoor pool, drop a few dollars at the casino (or gain some)–relax, rejuvenate and enjoy! Expires August 31, 2016
  • Lake Barkley Cabin-Want some quality family time?  Experience Lake Barkley for a 2 night weekend or four night week day stay in a three bedroom, 2 bath, LAKE FRONT home with dock (sleeps 6-8).  Worried about getting too far off the grid?—no worries, this one has free wifi, cable/satellite tv  Photos, availability and more info:
  • Framed Prints-These professionally framed prints are from Leon Howell’s book “The Kentucky Bourbon Experience”. Notice the cloud in the first photo looks like Kentucky–and who wouldn’t want a framed print of bourbon barrels behind their bar?
  • UPS Flight Simulator– One hour in a flight simulator for up to four people.  So realistic you won’t believe you’re still on the ground.  Fly/land and explore while enjoying the under 10 million dollar jet flying experience.
  • Fixed Blade Dagger-Gigand Morning Glory Stainless Steel Dagger designed by Dr. Fred Carter has a 9 ½” blade and overall length of 14 7/8”.  The handle has copper with stainless guard and features 24k gold plated art work.  Value $150
  • Triple Crown Winner American Pharaoh Framed Print-Own a piece of Horse Racing History with finish line photos of American Pharaoh at each track during his Triple Crown run. The photos plus a “$2 win ticket” from each track are professionally framed for your viewing pleasure.  These are limited edition prints with only one hundred created.  This piece would be a great addition for any horse racing fan!  Donated by Leslie Gilley, State Farm
  • UofL Men’s Basketball Tickets-Four tickets to UofL Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game in the Terrace, Section 211. Game to be determined after schedule comes out.  Donated by Ernst & Young
  • UofK Men’s Basketball Tickets-Two University of Kentucky Basketball tickets, Section 13, Row X (across from UofK bench) versus an SEC competitor in February 2016. ?

If you’d like to donate an auction item for this year, please contact Cindy Hack 502.376.7653



For photos from the previous Bourbon and Wine Tasting, click here.

For directions to the Bourbon and Wine Tasting, click here.

To purchase tickets to our 2015 Bourbon and Wine Tasting, click here.