Upcoming Events

Stay up to date on all Bourbon Justice book signings and other events:

Winter 2021 TBDBourbon Justice presentation and private tasting to benefit Nativity Academy at St. Boniface.  Louisville, Kentucky.

May 21, 2021—Stay tuned for news about an event that is still top secret!

Past events:

October 20, 2018—Frankfort Bourbonanza book signing at Poor Richard’s Books, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

November 3, 2018—Book signing at the headquarters of Mint Julep Tours as the Bourbon Crusaders host an annual charity dinner, tasting, and auction.  In 2018 the Bourbon Crusaders are partnering with Willett Distillery to support the American Cancer Society.  #WillettToBeCured.  Breaking News link here:  #WillettToBeCured Breaking News; Forbes article link here:  Willett to be Cured Forbes article.

November 19, 2018—Bourbon Society book signing at the Henry Clay, 604 S. Third St., Louisville, 6:30 p.m.

November 25, 2018—Barnes & Noble book signing, Man-O-War Hamburg Pavilion, 1932 Pavilion Way, Lexington, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

November 28, 2018—Private tasting and book discussion, Lake Forest, Louisville

December 1, 2018—Book signing, Springhurst Liquor Barn, 4131 Towne Center Drive, Louisville, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

December 4, 2018—Bourbon Justice launch party at Bourbon’s Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

December 5, 2018—Frankfort Bourbon Society Repeal Day celebration and book signing

December 8, 2018—Wilderness Trail Distillery Holiday Open House book signing, 4095 Lebanon Rd., Danville, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

December 8, 2018—Barnes & Noble book signing, The Summit Paddock Shops, 4100 Summit Plaza Drive, Louisville, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 15, 2018—A Taste of Kentucky book signing, Shelbyville Road Plaza, 4600 Shelbyville Road (near St. Matthews), Louisville, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

February 7, 2019—Carmichael’s book signing, 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, 7:00 p.m.  (link for more information)

March 7, 2019—Northern Kentucky Bar Association CLE, bourbon tasting, and book signing, at Blinker’s Tavern, 318 Greenup St., Covington, Kentucky, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

March 13, 2019Bourbon Justice Q&A on reddit Ask Me Anything, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.—Reddit Ask Historians AMA

June 14, 2019—Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention Bourbon Justice CLE presentation and book signing, Louisville, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Link here: KBA Annual Convention.

June 20, 2019—“Three Historic Whiskeys, Two Legends, and One Truth” at the Frazier History Museum, Louisville, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  This is a can’t-miss event.  Master Distiller Jim Rutledge, Heaven Hill Brand Ambassador Bernie Lubbers, me, Cream of Kentucky, Old Fitzgerald Decanter, and a mid-century Old Taylor distilled at the real Old Taylor Distillery.  Link Here: Bourbon Justice at The Frazier History Museum.

September 18, 2019Kentucky Bourbon Festival Lux Row Distillers Bourbon Battle Cocktail Competition Finals—Seven semifinal winners from across the country will come together to compete for the grand prize and make their best cocktails.  And they will have to impress me, because I’ll be one of the judges!  Lux Row Distillers, Bardstown, Kentucky, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

September 20-22, 2019Bourbon & Beyond—Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville.  The music lineup is phenomenal!  I’ll be moderating a bourbon workshop called “Whiskey’s Dark Past”, which dives into the murders, bootlegging, and crazy stories surrounding America’s Native Spirit featuring Chris Morris, Bernie Lubbers, and Susan Reigler.  Louisville, Kentucky, September 21, 1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. on the Kentucky Gold Stage.

October 4-5, 2019Kentucky’s Edge—Covington and Newport, Kentucky.  Kentucky’s Edge is an immersive bourbon weekend being called the “SXSW for bourbon,” including a free music festival on the Ohio River, a Kentucky artisan market in MainStrasse Village, and a bourbon conference at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.  Bourbon Justice presentation and book signing at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, October 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

October 15, 2019Bourbon Justice presentation and Bottled in Bond private corporate tasting for Novelis Inc.  Clarksville, Tennessee.

October 16, 2019Bourbon Justice presentation and book signing at the University of Kentucky College of Law, sponsored by the Bourbon Legal Society.  Lexington, Kentucky, October 16, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

November 2, 2019Bourbon Justice presentation and private tasting to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society.  Louisville, Kentucky.

November 9, 2019—The Bourbon Crusaders annual charity dinner, tasting, and auction in partnership with Four Roses to support two local Kentucky food banks. #BarrelThroughHunger.  (As a reminder of what the Bourbon Crusaders do, here’s a story on the 2018 event: Willett to be Cured Forbes article.)

November 15, 2019—As part of the Kentucky Book Festival, join me for Breakfast with a Side of Bourbon at The Grand Reserve, Lexington, Nov. 15, 8:00 a.m.

November 16, 2019—Kentucky Book Festival, Alltech Arena (Kentucky Horse Park), Lexington, Kentucky 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Please check out the link here:  Kentucky Book Festival.

December 5, 2019—Celebrate Repeal Day in style with the Bourbon Society!  I’ll be talking about Prohibition and Repeal and signing books.  Louisville Marriott East, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.

January 15, 2020Bourbon Justice presentation and Bottled in Bond corporate private tasting.  Enzo’s Hideaway, Orlando, Florida.

January 23, 2020Bourbon Justice presentation and book signing at the Clark County Library.  Winchester, Kentucky, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

March 31, 2020—Guest lecturer at Midway University for a course taught by none other than Nicolas Laracuente, M.A., the Bourbon Archaeologist, called History & Archaeology of Kentucky’s Bourbon Industry, where Bourbon Justice is one of the textbooks.

May 1, 2020Bourbon Justice and trademark webinar presented in conjunction with The Bourbon Society.  Louisville, Kentucky, 7:00 p.m.

May 2, 2020—This should have been Derby Day, but not this year.  Instead, the first Saturday in May is time for a new bourbon blockbuster event to be announced in the coming days.  I’ll be giving a Bourbon Justice presentation focusing on why E.H. Taylor despised George T. Stagg and learning and drinking fine bourbon the rest of the day.  Worldwide, 12:30 p.m.

May 18, 2020Bourbon Justice interview on the Lawyer Minds podcast.  Check it out at Lawyer Minds.

July 13, 2020—As part of the 2020 Annual Convention for the American Association for Justice, I’ll be joining a live Old Forester tasting with Brown-Forman at The Earl in New Albany, Indiana, 6:30 p.m.

August 13, 2020—Did your Governor limit social gatherings to 10 people or less? I worked with a client to plan a virtual private tasting.  We’re providing tasting kits to over 40 guests: three blind bourbon samples, chocolate and nut samples, a tasting mat, and—of course—a signed copy of Bourbon Justice.  Zoom to the rescue!

September 2020Bourbon Justice presentation and private tasting to benefit Water with Blessings.  Louisville, Kentucky.

September 25-27, 2020—This would have been three years of helping to put the “bourbon” in Bourbon & Beyond, but as announced in April, the entire Trifesta has been cancelled due to covid-19 concerns.  We’ll be back stronger than ever in 2021!

November 12, 2020—Bourbon tastings are still virtual so I worked with a client to plan a blind private tasting of four bourbon samples, chocolate and nuts, and—of course—a signed copy of Bourbon Justice.  Zoom to the rescue!

November 2020—The Bourbon Crusaders had incredible new plans for our annual charity dinner, tasting, and auction and were looking to surpass the success of 2018’s #Willett2BCured (Willett to be Cured Forbes article) and 2019’s #BarrelThroughHunger (Barrel Through Hunger Post).  COVID put a damper on this, too, so stay tuned for our 2021 plans!

December 5, 2020—Repeal Day Expo 2020 with Fred Minnick and the crews from Bourbonr.com, Breaking Bourbon, Bourbon Pursuit, and more. I’ll be presenting on Prohibition and the Bourbon Boom after Repeal.  Check it out: Repeal Day Expo 2020

December 10, 2020—Round Two of last month’s Virtual Bourbon Tasting (same client, new guests).  The signed copies of Bourbon Justice have been a hit, but the Willett Family Estate might have stolen the show!

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