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Bourbon & Beyond 2019 took place during the last weekend of summer. With clear blue skies and temperatures in the 90’s, it was an ideal weekend to rock out to music, celebrity chefs, and most importantly, bourbon. You see, Bourbon & Beyond places bourbon as an equal to the music and it was amazing to see the crowd getting into America’s native spirit while rocking out to some amazing artists over the course of three days.

We were happy to play some small part in the festival as we went down to help moderate the Old Fashioned vs Manhattan panel on the Kentucky Gold stage. It was also great to run into so many Breaking Bourbon fans & supporters. So follow along as we visually recap our time at the Bourbon & Beyond 2019. We hope to see you all there next year!

Kenny Coleman of Bourbon Pursuit moderates Barrel Finish vs Traditional Bourbon with Rob Dietrich, master distiller Blackened Whiskey, Wes Henderson, founder of Angel’s Envy and Shane Baker, master distiller of Wilderness Trail.
Brian Haara, author of Bourbon Justice, discusses Whiskey’s Dark Past with Chris Morris, master distiller of Woodford Reserve.
Bernie Lubers was one of many well known bourbon celebrities on stage that weekend.

Setting up for the next celebrity chef to take the stage.
Fred Miinick’s Merch tent had endless cocktails and “fancy stuff” for sale.
Festival Ascot’s were a plenty. A PLENTY!
The BIG BOURBON BAR was the length of a football field and had something for everyone inside.
Maker’s Mark Bourbon art.
Bourbon Art by Vendome
People mingle outside of the Beam Suntory bar areas.
Smooth Ambler’s mobile bar.

High West was easy to spot.
High West provides much needed shade during the hot days.
The Jack Daniel’s Mobile truck.
Fruition rocks out on the Bluegrass Situation Stage.
Fred Minnick interviewing the Van Winkle Family while the audience tastes Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year.
The Bourbon Community Roundtable held a live podcast recording during the festival on the Kentucky Gold stage.
Blake Rieber of Bourbonr.com moderates the Sweet Mash: The Revolution in American Whiskey panel.
Breaking Bourbon’s Jordan moderating the Manhattan vs. Old Fashioned debate with Beth Burrows from Jim Beam and Chris Furtado from High West.
Toasting a great second day of the festival with Andy M. a Breaking Bourbon Patreon supporter.

While we declared it a draw, we’d say the real winners were the recipes for the cocktails we made on stage. Give them a go sometime, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Baker’s Manhattan

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Baker’s Bourbon
  • 1 part Lillet Rouge
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Orange peel

Process:

  • Add all ingredients into mixing glass and stir with ice until cold. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Express orange peel over the glass and deposit orange oils around the rim. Garnish with Amarena cherry.

Breakfast of Champions Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz bacon fat washed High West Double Rye
  • ¼ oz maple simple syrup (1:1)
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • Candied maple bacon garnish
  • Orange zest garnish

Process:

  • Add whiskey, maple syrup and bitters to mixing glass. Stir over ice until properly chilled and diluted. Strain into glass over fresh ice (or one big cube if you have it). Garnish with bacon. Express orange zest over cocktail and add to glass.

Written By: BB Team

October 22, 2019
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