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Want to get away with experiencing such flavor that you’ll feel almost like you got way with the Pappy Van Winkle Heist?

We’re not advocating theft. It sometimes feels like we’re guilty of the most respectable crime of good taste considering our access to all the fine Bourbon we have as Kentuckians.

With all the Pappy hype, I wanted to take a moment and spotlight other limited edition Bourbons and rare whiskeys by hosting a unique whiskey event. One of the best ways to score a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle is to make friends with a liquor store owner who will hold one back for you.

You might stand a better chance of acquiring Pappy if you opened your own liquor store and held them all back for yourself.

Bourbon Bistro, Louisville KentuckyThus, the easiest route to perfection and rare flavor is attending the event I’m hosting at Bourbon’s Bistro in Louisville next Tuesday, April 8.  I’ll be joined by my good friends John Morrison and Jason Brauner, who are the owners of this Bourbon establishment that enthusiasts and foodies regularly cite as their favorite, as we lead a tasting we’re calling “Five Whiskeys Worth Stealing.”

Bourbons, whiskeys and details listed below, see you there. Cheers! Tom Fischer

Five Whiskeys Worth Stealing Event

PRICE: For $125 – you’ll taste everything below plus passed appetizers. This is a steal considering the price that  you would actually pay for a taste of each if you could find them all in one place. Pappy Van Winkle won’t be poured at this event – though Bourbon’s Bistro has Pappy Van Winkle in stock now to pour, and by all means buy yourself a pour of this rare and fine Bourbon too.

DATE: Tuesday, April 8 2014, 7-9 pm EST.

RESERVATIONS: Space is limited. To RSVP, text WHISKEY along with your name to (502) 208-8996, you’ll receive a text back to confirm.

WHERE: Bourbon’s Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Bourbons Bistro’s Four Roses Private Label

Four Roses Single Barrel Private labelChosen by Bourbons Bistro owner, Jason Brauner. You can only have this bourbon at Bourbons Bistro.

Orphan Barrel 20-year-old Barterhouse Whiskey

Barterhouse Bourbon orphan barrelRecently launched as one of the first two releases in the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company collection, this 20-year old Bourbon discovered in old warehouses at the Stitzel-Weller facility in Louisville, Kentucky.

The whiskey’s mellow taste includes notes of roasted grain, charred oak and a brown sugar finish. Barterhouse Whiskey is bottled in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Michter’s 20 Year Single Barrel Bourbon

Michter’s considers 17 to 20 years the “Fork in the Road Point” when certain barrels of whiskey can achieve an extraordinary level of quality. It is these particular barrels that their Master Distiller Willie Pratt personally selects for their very limited bottling of Michter’s 20 Year Single Barrel Bourbon.

Michter’s 25 Year Old Rye

This is the most allocated of Michter’s limited production items. This 25 Year-Old Rye, subject to the costly evaporation of a quarter century of “Angel’s Share,” continues the Michter’s tradition of sparing no expense in striving to produce the finest whiskey possible.

Michter's 20 year old Bourbon

Jefferson’s Reserve Ocean II

Jefferson's Ocean Aged At Sea BourbonOcean II inspired by the original Jefferson’s Ocean, which was new-filled bourbon barrels, the Jefferson’s Ocean II: Aged at Sea takes older bourbon barrels and brings it around the world.

Stopping at 5 different continents and crossing the equator 4 times, this bourbon truly is a world beater.

Surprise Offering

A Surprise so rare, we can’t divulge our secrets.

About Jason Brauner

Jason Brauner has been in the restaurant industry for close to twenty-five years. His love of bourbon began as a child growing up in a neighborhood where the National Distillery was housed. In 2005, Bourbons Bistro opened and has become Louisville’s foremost bourbon bar and restaurant.

About Tom Fischer

Tom Fischer BourbonTom Fischer is the founder of which is the first and only online TV show and content site dedicated to bourbon. Tom also hosts whiskey and bourbon tastings across the globe and frequently appears as an expert speaker at festivals and events. Additionally, he regularly judges international spirit and cocktail competitions.

About Bourbons Bistro

Bourbons Bistro LogoEstablished in 2005, Bourbons Bistro is locally-owned, Kentucky Proud, and an original member of the Urban Bourbon Trail. Bourbons Bistro is located minutes from downtown Louisville in the historic Clifton Area at 2255 Frankfort Avenue. Bourbons takes great pride in its bourbon heritage and Kentucky roots and offers a regularly changing menu featuring bourbon flavors and seasonal ingredients.

Bourbons historic building dates back to 1877 and provides a great setting for upscale-casual dining that is warm and inviting. Outdoor dining is available, dependent on weather, on the covered patio with a fireplace. Bourbons Bistro also offers additional private space in its newly renovated upstairs space that seats 5-60 guests. Experienced staff is dedicated to providing an exceptional dining experience.

Bourbons Bistro was recently named as a “Top Ten Bar in Louisville, Kentucky” by The Guardian and one of’s best watering holes on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Ocean Bourbon photo courtesy Duke Brubaker



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