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7th Annual Bourbon Mixer

Toast To A New Tomorrow!

AUGUST 9, 11, 13,15, 2020 at 6:30 PM EST

Participants must be 21 years or older, no exceptions

Special thanks to our 2020 Presenting Sponsor


TOAST A NEW TOMORROW in a safe and healthy way, join us for an exciting week of virtual experiences pairing premium whiskies, while including plenty of Kentucky Straight Bourbon with tastings, local foods and rare bottle finds; all to be available for bidding, toasting and mixing. In addition, enhanced VIP engagements will be offered for those interested in the ultimate end-of-the-week celebration!

Get Your Complimentary

2020 Bourbon Mixer

Cocktail Recipe Booklet 


Virtual Experiences

Facebook Live 6:30 - 9:00 PM each day!



August 9, 2020 

Opening Night

Hear from Master Distiller Chris Morris, experience cocktails featuring Coopers' Craft &

Woodford Reserve and learn the history of Uncle Nearest.


August 11, 2020 

Crafty Collaborations

New Riff shares their passion for bourbon, a virtual walk through tour at Kentucky Artisan, Bourbon history from Stephen Fante of Limestone Branch, and Kentucky Peerless presents Old Fashioned seasonal cocktails experience.


August 13, 2020

Cheers to You!

Behind the scenes hardhat tour of Heaven Hill's new visitor experience expansion, cocktails and tastings from Starlight Distillery, Four Roses featuring Master Distiller Brent Elliott, and Jeptha Creed history and cocktail event.


August 15, 2020 

James B Beam Pairing Experience

Richard Sullivan's artistic masterpiece revealed along with River House specialty 3-course dinner, cocktail and bourbon tastings featuring Basil Hayden's, Knob Creek, Baker's and closing of final silent auction bids benefiting Coalition For The Homeless.

A Shared Passion

As in the past, we bring together bourbon lovers from novice to connoisseur in a new, exciting and engaging week of events featuring the premium whiskey community, local area restaurants/hospitality and The Coalition For The Homeless.  With over $150,000 raised to date from the past Bourbon Mixers, proceeds will again benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. The mission of the Coalition For The Homeless is to prevent and end homelessness in Louisville through education, advocacy, and the coordination of its 30 member agencies and dozens of other community partners.

Guests will have the opportunity to virtually engage with exciting presentations as well as bid on a wide variety of auction items, including one-of-a-kind bourbon experiences and rare bottles of whisky! 


All proceeds benefit the Coalition for the Homeless, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to advocate for people who are homeless and for the prevention and elimination of homelessness.

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Live Artist Demonstration

& Auction Item #33

Follow along each night as famed artist, Richard Sullivan, creates an artistic masterpiece just for the 2020 Bourbon Mixer. This one-of-a-kind piece will be available through the Bourbon Mixer silent auction.

Sullivan, a former Atlanta Braves player and Louisville resident, has his work prominently displayed on this year's Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Special Release bottle.  His work has been accepted into the permanent collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Yogi Berra Museum and exhibited by the Louisville Slugger Museum and the Kentucky Derby Museum. 


In 2015, his painting of Bryce Harper was on the cover of the Washington Post Sports section in honor of Bryce winning the National League MVP. The Washington Nationals bought the original painting to auction off at their Dream Gala in 2016..

Closing Event


Saturday, August 15, 2020 | 6:30-9:00 PM

Facebook Live

We won't be together in person but that does not mean we cannot share a cocktail, partake in Bourbon tastings and indulge with a perfectly selected food pairing from Chef John Veranese and his River House Restaurant featuring Basil Hayden's, Knob Creek and Baker's Bourbons.


Esteemed Beam Suntory American Whiskey Ambassador, Beth Burrows will be our hostess for the evening leading us through an event to be remembered! From the refreshing Jim Beam Black Lavender Lemonade cocktail through a 3-course meal introducing a small batch Bourbon with each course; ending with Baker's Single Barrel and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake! 

Order your James B Beam Paring dinner ($55 per person plus tax and tip) through River House for curbside pickup on August 15 (3:00-6:00 PM). A vegetarian option is available and the restaurant will do their best to accommodate dietary restrictions.

Orders must be placed by August 14 at 8:00 PM.

2020 Distillery Showcase

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2020 Event Sponsors

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