We’re Bringing Bourbon Heritage Month to Australia

In 2007, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution officially declaring September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month,” celebrating the uniquely American history of the spirit.

To celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month in September, we’re partnering with iconic brands – such as Old Forester, Wild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve – to bring to life a series of virtual experiences for adult Australians to enjoy.

The series of events will highlight the history, craftmanship, and versatility and of Bourbon. Each event has an accompanying tasting kit to enjoy at home alongside the virtual experiences.

Whether you are a novice or Bourbon enthusiast, there’s an event for you.

Events Details

The weekly schedule for these bespoke Bourbon-centric events is:

Week One

(Thursday September 9th, 2021)
Wild Turkey: A Guided Bourbon Tasting Experience

To kick off the series, Wild Turkey is offering adult consumers in Australia the chance to enjoy their new Guided Bourbon Tasting Experience. The virtual trip will transport you to Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, home of the Wild Turkey Distillery where you’ll enjoy an audio tasting experience narrated by the legendary Russell family, including Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell, to learn about their boldest Bourbons.

Hollywood star and Wild Turkey Creative Director Matthew McConaughey also makes an appearance in the podcast, so keep an ear out for him! To activate this experience all you need to do is say “Alexa, enable Wild Turkey Tasting” or “Hey Google, talk to Wild Turkey Tasting”. If you do not have a smart speaker, you can also download the apps for your smart phone.

To celebrate, Wild Turkey is offering you the chance to win one of 6 free tasting kits to enjoy alongside the Guided Bourbon Tasting Experience. To go into the draw, click here: https://eatdrinkplay.com/sydney/win-wild-turkey-tasting-pack/

This event is an immersive session into Woodford Reserve, and how to make the perfect At Home Old Fashioned.

During this session Woodford Reserve will take you through an interactive session exploring the iconic brand, where you will taste their signature whiskey while learning about different food pairings that accentuate the flavour complexities. In addition, you’ll learn how to make the classic Old Fashioned cocktail at home.
Attendees will receive a tasting kit with Woodford Reserve samples, as well as syrup to help you make a delicious Old Fashioned Cocktail.

Week Two

(Tuesday September 28th, 2021)
Woodford Reserve: How to master the perfect Old Fashioned

Week Three

(Thursday 23rd September, 2021)
Old Forester: Discover the 151-Year Legacy Behind the World’s first Bottled Bourbon

This is the perfect opportunity to learn about Old Forester, the brand that revolutionized the Bourbon sector through its innovation and commitment to quality. While tasting a range of the Old Forester products, you’ll also hear about the key milestones that have impacted Bourbon as we know it today.

Attendees will receive a tasting kit with a range of Old Forester samples to enjoy during the event.

Through this intimate event you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a leading Bourbon expert about some of the world’s most experimental expressions, and the future of the sector.

Attendees will receive a tasting kit showcasing some of the most innovative and rare American whiskies – experimenting with different mash bills, wood finishes and mellowing processes; reimagining bourbon as we know it.

To get involved, and to secure your tasting kit, click here: https://shop.thewhiskylist.com.au/products/bourbon-heritage-month-whiskey-experiences.

Week Four

(Thursday 30th September 2021)
The Experimental Side of Bourbon and What’s Ahead

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