Monday, December 22, 2008

Kentucky's Inauguration Ball Will Feature Bourbon Trail.

The Kentucky Distillers Association (KDA) announced today that Kentucky's official inauguration ball, known as the Bluegrass Ball, will showcase the bourbon industry at a "Walk Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail" reception.

The Bluegrass Ball, held the night before the inauguration, traditionally kicks-off the Washington celebrations of a new president's inauguration.

Seven Kentucky whiskeys will be featured at the ball: Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Four Roses, Maker's Mark, and Wild Turkey.

The Bluegrass Ball is sponsored by the Kentucky Society of Washington. It begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 19, 2009, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C.

The evening’s Kentucky-inspired menu was designed by renowned Louisville Chef Michael Paley of Proof on Main. It will feature items made with Kentucky bourbon, as well as Kentucky bison, cheeses, and Ale-8-One.

The public may obtain information on the event from Anne-Marie Kelley, Chair of the Bluegrass Ball at 202-399-2032 or

Sponsorship information can be obtained from Brandon Kirkham, President of the Kentucky Society, at

Contact KDA President Eric Gregory for information about Kentucky bourbon or the Kentucky Bourbon Trail at, or (502) 875-9351.

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