It’s September, which means we’re celebrating the Spirit of the season: Bourbon. This year, 21c Museum Hotels will honor America’s Native Spirit throughout Bourbon Heritage Month with a number of spirited delights!
Like your Bourbon with a side of dinner? Check out 21c Museum Hotels events all month long:
Metropole Fork + Bottle Bourbon Dinner:
Thursday, September 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Join executive chef Jared Bennett who will be preparing a special four-course tasting menu with Bourbon cocktail pairings. The menu will feature unique themed dishes like the Braised Beef Cheek with stone fruit mole, and yellow corn polenta, paired with the Best Case Cynario with Old Forester, Cynar, Cocchi Torino and aromatic bitters. Reservations can be made by calling 513.578.6660.
Counting House Sunday School “All About Bourbon” Cocktail Class:
Sunday, September 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Kicking off a new monthly series of cocktail classes, participants will be guided through the world of Bourbon with interesting tidbits and innovative demonstrations by Counting House bartenders. The class will include a brief history lesson on America’s Native Spirit, a tasting of Bourbon’s major styles and a demonstration on how to make your own classic Bourbon cocktails. Tickets to Sunday School are $40 per person. Bourbon flight, cocktails and Bourbon inspired snacks are included. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 919.956.6760.
Lockbox 1792 Dinner:
Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Barton 1792 Visitor Center Manager Josh Hollifield will join executive chef Jonathan Searle to host a three-course dinner featuring pairings by Barton 1792 Distillery. Tickets are $79 per person. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 859.899.6860.
Counting House Underground Pop Up Cocktail Series:
Friday, September 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
This Bourbon themed celebration will feature an all-Bourbon cocktail list including unique takes on classics like the 1903 with Old Forester signature bourbon, Cynar, Cocchi Americano and lemon, available exclusively during the event. Space is limited and access will be granted on a first come, first served basis. For more information on the Underground event, call 919.956.6760.
Metropole’s Bourbon themed Sunday School:
Sunday, September 18 at 4:00 p.m.
In honor of Bourbon Heritage Month and the series’ second anniversary, Metropole will serve up a Bourbon themed cocktail class. Students will learn new takes on the classics and look toward the future with innovative Bourbon cocktails. Tickets for Sunday School are $35 per person. Drinks and snacks are included. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 513.578.6660.
Proof on Main Willett Bourbon Dinner:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Join executive chef Mike Wajda for a cocktail reception followed by a three-course feast with master distiller Drew Kulsveen of Willett Distillery. Dishes will include the Proof Kielbasa with bourbon barrel apple kraut, charred squid noodle and Woodland Farm Bison Shank with bourbon braise, pumpkin ragu and pepita. Each dish in the dinner will be paired with a Bourbon libation. Tickets are $85 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 502.217.6360.
The Hive Bourbon Heritage Month Fork + Bottle Dinner:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will kick off with snacks like Fig Crostini, accompanied by the Braithwait lemonade cocktail comprised of Old Forester Bourbon, spiced apple shrub, cider and lemon. The four-course feast will feature dishes like bone-in pork belly and sorghum roasted duck. Each dish in the dinner will be paired with a Bourbon libation. Tickets are $59 per person. Seating is limited, reservations can be made by calling 479.286.6518.
Lockbox Buffalo Trace Dinner:
Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Lockbox and executive chef Jonathan Searle will welcome Buffalo Trace Senior Distillery Supervisor Josh Wheatley for a special dinner including a featured cocktail and passed appetizer; three-course prix fixe dinner with Bourbon pairings. Tickets are $79 per person. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 859.899.6860.
Prefer your bourbon in a cocktail? Find special all-Bourbon cocktail menus at 21c Museum Hotels throughout the month of September, like this all Bourbon cocktail menu at Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge at 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City.
Want to cozy up with your favorite flight? Book a Just Add Bourbon package at your favorite 21c Museum Hotel:
Why hold back? Take the 21c Bourbon experience home with you. Now made possible with 21c Selects, a limited edition single barrel selection of Bourbons, ryes and brandys. Available at the Museum Shop at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville and 21c Museum Hotel Lexington.
Can’t make it to a 21c Museum Hotel this month? Deliver the Bourbon experience to your door with whiskey stones, julep cups and t-shirts from the 21c Online Shop.