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From live celebrity interviews to spirit journalists and the country’s top bartenders, the first, historic online event “Derby Day From Home” is being broadcast on from 1 pm to 6:45 pm ET, tomorrow on Saturday, May 2. The full schedule has been posted on, which directs to the invite page on Facebook. It will stream live on

On a date that would have actually been Kentucky Derby 146, a group of industry experts like whiskey expert Tom Fischer, media and beverage expert Anthony Caporale, The Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim and others will come together to make “spirited history.”


Cocktail courses, spirit education, and also a relevant conversation with industry leaders about what COVID-19 has meant to the hospitality industry, distilleries, and what will happen next. Also, more information
on how people can help support those in hospitality affected by the shutdown.


Saturday, May 2 from 1 pm to 6:45 pm ET, log on to to interact with the guests and stream the live video throughout the day.


Top bartenders, journalists, and spirit experts PLUS a host of Celebrities including Willie Garson (Sex & the City, 7 Days to Vegas) 2 pm, Tristan Rogers (General Hospital; Studio City) & others

Actors will have a celebratory drink in hand and ready for a virtual red carpet interview.


The idea was born out of a nightly series created by whiskey expert Tom Fischer interviewing whiskey distillers, bartenders and craft distilleries every night on BourbonBlog Live since the shutdown began due to COVID-19. Fischer’s friends from,, and other media outlets came together to make sure that Derby fans have a party.

“Though I will miss the actual Derby Day and will definitely go when it is rescheduled in September, I’m thrilled that we’ll be able to bring people together in the spirit of an event that Kentuckians hold true to their hearts.”

The Kentucky Derby was only rescheduled one other time in 1945 right after World War II. Of course, this time the concerns of COVID-19 caused the rescheduling.

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Full Schedule for Derby Day From Home

Broadcast Live on

1:00 pm – Opening Remarks and Drinks / Overview by Tom Fischer and Molly Wellman

1:20 – James Murphy, oddsmaker and author at

1:40 pm – Conversation with Campbell Brown, President of Old Forester.


2 pm, – Tristan Rogers from from “General Hospital”, Amazon Prime‚Äôs: Studio City”

2:15 pm: – Willie Garson, “7 Days to Vegas” on Amazon Prime; “Sex & the City” and more.

2:35 – Adam Ray of MADtv, Return of the Mac, Ghostbusters

Jonathan Kite of 2 Broke Girls, Dynamite, All The Creatures Were Stirring

Both Adam and Jonathan are in the “The Bellmen”


3 – 4 pm Anthony Caporale’ s Mint Julep Deo and a Fresh History of the Drink

Anthony Caporale, Media, and food beverage expert

and some sips and conversation with Tom Fischer + Drinkhacker Assitant Editor Drew Beard

4 — 4:45 pm Tony Abou Ganim – The Modern Mixologist
shares his Whiskey Smash, Old Fashioned and more

4:45 – 5 pm – Cheekys Cocktails with April Wachtel, cocktails, and more!


5 – 6:30 pm Roundtable Discussion

Tom Fischer – Moderator
Christopher Null – Author of
Robert Haynes Peterson – Cocktail Writer
Ms. Franky – Bartender and Educator, New York
Pamela Wiznitzer – Beverage Consultant, New York
Anthony Caporale – Media and Food expert.

6:45 pm – Closing remarks and A Toast to Derby, along with how you can support bartenders and hospitality in need now with Tom Fischer and friends

7 pm – We encourage you to watch the Kentucky Turtle Derby

The schedule is subject to change.


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