At $1,500 each, the 50 'Golden Tickets' to June’s Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp sold out in fewer than six hours this morning, announced Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA), which coordinates the event.
“Now we know how Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce feel,” said Gregory.
Only 16 of the ticket holders are from Kentucky. Two are from Canada. The rest are from California, Florida, New York, Illinois, Arizona, Ohio, Wisconsin, Alabama, Colorado, Indiana, South Carolina, Maryland and Minnesota.
Tickets to individual events go on sale at 9 a.m. EST tomorrow, February 12. See the event's website for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is a five-day 'fantasy camp' featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, private barrel selections and specialty events at several Kentucky distilleries, capped by evening events to highlight Louisville’s Bourbon culture and cuisine.
This year’s Affair will be held from June 3 to June 7 and will showcase nine KDA-member facilities: Bulleit, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Michter’s, Town Branch, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve.
The $1,500 'Golden Ticket' guaranteed recipients their first choice of three distillery tours plus opening and closing events; two nightcap tickets; the Sunday Polo waterfront brunch; a swag-filled toolkit; customized itinerary; and personalized service from a Bourbon Affair concierge.
All events require tickets and the tickets to individual events range from $50 and $250. Many include souvenir bottles, Bourbon-inspired lunches and commemorative gifts. Transportation is also included in all ticket prices. “You can leave the driving to us,” Gregory said.
One session is already sold out – the Michter’s “Rare Tasting and Tour” on Saturday, Gregory said. “If today is any indication, Bourbon lovers better grab individual tickets while they can,” he said. “We’re very impressed and thankful for everyone’s support.”