This is the two-week celebration running June 1 – 14 (National Bourbon Day) that spotlights Louisville’s official cocktail.
Venue: Downtown Louisville
Start Date: Jun 1st, 2021 - 12:00 AM
End Date: Jun 14th, 2021 - 12:00 AM
Old Fashioned Fortnight. This is the two-week celebration running June 1 – 14 (National Bourbon Day)
that spotlights Louisville’s official cocktail.
From the Go To Louisville Website –
As the official cocktail of the city of Louisville, the Old Fashioned has a special place in the heart of Bourbon City. Every year during the first two weeks of June, Old Fashioned Fortnight shines the spotlight on this spirited bourbon concoction. Find a recipe and full history of the Old Fashioned by clicking here.
URBAN BOURBON TRAIL
After a day of exploring Louisville’s great distilleries, it’s time to put your new knowledge to the test on the Urban Bourbon Trail®. This collection of bars and restaurants have a significant knowledge of Bourbon and are eager to share their favorite cocktails and Bourbon infused food dishes with you. Six visits along the UBT will earn you the coveted Urban Bourbon Trail t-shirt. And since you may work up a sweat on the trail this June, all UBT finishers during Old Fashioned Fortnight will receive a bonus “I’d Rather Be Drinking Bourbon” water bottle, only redeemable at the Louisville Visitor Center.
During Old Fashioned Fortnight, visit one of these 40+ establishments, all who prepare their own Old Fashioned, many with their own unique twist. Be sure to take a photo while you’re at it and post it for a chance to win tickets to Bourbon & Beyond.
From Louisville Tourism:
Here are some ways to participate in the Old Fashioned Fortnight celebration June 1-14:
- The Ideal Bartender Experience: Head to Evan Williams Bourbon Experience’s secret Speakeasy as an actor portraying Louisville native Tom Bullock takes you back in time to the prohibition era for a guided Bourbon tasting. Bullock was the first Black American to write and publish a cocktail book (in 1917) and tended bar at the Pendennis Club, where the Old Fashioned first originated. Book tours online, limited availability for June 1-14.
- Bourbon City Cruisers: A group of up to six can hop on a three-wheeled tuk tuk with Mint Julep Experiences as a tour guide narrates your journey around Bourbon City – exploring Louisville’s eclectic neighborhoods, Urban Bourbon Trail® trail stops and top insta-spots – all while sampling craft cocktails and bourbon-infused cuisine. Book tours online.
- Whiskey Walking Tours – See key spots showcasing Louisville’s unique Bourbon heritage on this 10-block trek through downtown Louisville. This free tour, held weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., starts at the Louisville Visitor Center (301 S. 4th St.) and lasts about 90 minutes. Space is limited and online reservations are required.
- Urban Bourbon Trail®:
the new Urban Bourbon Trail® digital passport and visit some of Louisville’s best local Bourbon bars and restaurants, many of which are offering discounts on Old Fashioned cocktails or other specials during the Fortnight celebration. Additionally, guests can ‘make it a double’ after checking in at six locations to earn a free T-shirt, along with a bonus gift from the Louisville Visitors Center when redeemed June 1-14. Visit gotolouisville.com/ubt for more information.
- The Louisville Visitor Center (301 S. Fourth St.) will celebrate by offering 25% off bourbon-themed merchandise (with some exclusions) June 1-14. The visitors center stocks Bourbon-scented candles, bourbon body products like lotions, soaps and more in an Old Fashioned scent; as well as bourbon-themed t-shirts. Guests will also receive a free gift with any purchase.
For additional details surrounding the Fortnight, visit OldFashionedFortnight.com. To learn about the drink history and toast the celebration with a drink recipe, visit Louisville Tourism’s Old Fashioned website.
Plan your ‘spirited’ visit to Louisville easy with help from Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide. Download a copy of the guide to read about Louisville’s top experiences, including culinary and bourbon. Travelers also can get attraction, lodging and dining assistance at www.gotolouisville.com along with information on the state’s current covid-mitigation guidelines.Read More >>
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