No time to explore the bourbon trail? It’s coming straight to Bourbon & Beyond, where you can enjoy a sip of Kentucky’s finest. Bourbon expert Chris Blandford has expertly curated an extensive lineup of bourbons and designed specialty cocktails for fans, friends and family. Choose from a wide selection of spirit-forward and refreshing cocktails served up on demand by hometown mixologists. Participating bourbons include Angel’s Envy, Bardstown Bourbon, Basil Hayden’s, Boone’s Bourbon, Brother’s Bond Bourbon, Bulleit Bourbon, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Huber’s Starlight Distillery, Jack Daniel’s, Jefferson’s, Kentucky Peerless, Larceny, Legent, Maker’s 46, Michter’s, Middle West, Old Forester, Rabbit Hole, Resilient Bourbon, Stonehammer, Uncle Nearest, Wilderness Trail, Woodford Reserve and more to be announced.

Kentucky Distiller's Association Craft Bourbon Bar

We love up and comers and so will you. The Kentucky Distillers Association has hand-picked craft distilleries to feature at Bourbon & Beyond. Participating distilleries include The Bard Distillery, New Riff Distillery, Bluegrass Distillers, Log Still Distillery, and Boundary Oak Distillery.

Chris' Picks MiniBar

Chris Blandford, the Adult Beverage Field Specialist for Kentucky, Southern Indian, and Southern Illinois Kroger (the largest liquor retailer that you never knew about) and our very own Danny Wimmer have taste tested and hand-selected one of a kind barrels to exclusively feature at the ChrisPicks MiniBar all weekend long!

Jim Beam Tiki Barrel Bar

Say “aloha” to the day when you stop by the Jim Beam Tiki Barrel Bar. With bourbon and rum-based specialty island cocktails, shade and seating areas, Jim Beam’s Tiki Barrel Bar is sure to be the oasis you need to make your festival vacation complete.


For the OG craft seekers try a wide variety of beer styles accommodating a range of palates. Our Craft Beer Bar will be showcasing a variety of local brews from in and outside the great State of Kentucky.

The Bourbon Experience

Get up close and personal with bourbon experts, celebrities and your favorite distillers as we discover the heritage, explore the traditions and raise a glass to the fine Art of Bourbon. Our carefully curated Bourbon Experience we will feature panels discussions, hands-on workshops and product demos that will fill your cup and keep you coming back for more.

The Silver Dollar Hunter’s Club

The Silver Dollar Hunter’s Club is the ideal onsite destination for every bourbon aficionado. Rare, vintage and experimental expressions will be available for those who are looking for something more… Wander in, take a seat, and indulge in some liquid history. Our impressive bourbon collection features pioneers including but is not limited to Blanton’s, Booker’s, Bourbon Royal, Chapin & Gore, Eagle Rare, George T. Stagg, Hill and Hill, Kentucky Owl, Old Grandad, Weller and a special taste of our very own Pappyland that you’d be remiss to pass by.


Expect the unexpected and escape from the crowds when you step into our very own drinking den that’s serious about cocktails. Tell any of our down-home deft bartenders what kind of flavors you fancy and they’ll make you a custom creation unlike any other. While of course we feature the classics, don’t pass by our long list of spirits or seasonal house cocktails that changes by the day without missing a beat.

The Highland Grounds Wine Garden

Sip into the sunset, enjoy watercolor skies and ease into the night at the Highland Grounds Wine Garden. Whether you’re bold and sturdy or fruity and nutty our locally sourced, premier and premium wines will bring you let you decant your senses as your cheers through the weekend.

Blackened Presents, The Whiskey Bar

The Whiskey Bar presented by BLACKENED American Whiskey is a DWP must-do! Our partners at BLACKENED hand-crafted a super premium blend of straight bourbons & ryes, which is finished in black brand casks and sonically-enhanced to extract more flavor from the casks, a process dubbed BLACK NOISETM. Created by the late, legendary Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and the almighty Metallica, BLACKENED is now overseen by Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich who guards Dave’s recipe and is responsible for the sourcing, blending and finishing to bring us this award-winning, 90-proof American whiskey. Electrify your tastebuds with carefully crafted cocktails at this exclusive DWP experience.

Culinary Atelier

Join us at Bourbon & Beyond for a weekend of amazing culinary experiences including intoxicating celebrity and Kentucky chef demos along with great eats from local restaurants plus few surprises along the way.

B.B. Flats

Slide, Swing, or Two-Step on into the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar for a little dancing on the B.B. Flats! Take in some of the best bluegrass bands then between sets, grab a partner and take a lesson or just dance your heart out while the B.B. Flats house DJ plays all the best tunes.