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2018 New Orleans Bourbon Festival

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900 Camp Street New Orleans, LA

333 Poydras St

New Orleans, LA 70130

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Kicking off the New Orleans festival season 2018, the Second Annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival will provide our attendees with an opportunity to enjoy exceptional Bourbon and cuisine surrounded by the charm and culture of New Orleans. We will have the finest Bourbon distilleries and restaurants, provide the most experienced and relevant speakers and highlight the family business with “Bourbon Generation”. The Le MERIDIEN Hotel will be our festival headquarters where we will present our seminar series. Additionally, the Le MERIDIEN will play host to the second annual New Orleans Bourbon Awards and VIP welcome party. The venue for the main event is CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NEW ORLEANS, located in the historic Warehouse Arts District of New Orleans. It will feature a private cigar lounge, two grand tastings of Bourbon from the world’s finest distilleries, traditional New Orleans cuisine, and live classical jazz music in an early 20th century “speakeasy” setting.

Ticket Levels:

  • Food Only at the Grand Tasting: Friday or Saturday (7:00 PM - 11:00PM); not interested in Bourbon tasting but want to enjoy great New Orleans cuisine, cigar lounge, jazz music and marketplace? This ticket is for you. This ticket is not eligible for Bourbon tasting.

  • Seminar Access: Friday & Saturday (10:30 AM - 5:30 PM); unlimited seminar access available.

  • General Grand Tasting: Friday or Saturday (8:00 PM -11:00 PM); same as Food Only; plus, access to the finest Bourbon on the market.

  • Connoisseur Grand Tasting: same as General; plus, Friday & Saturday seminars from the industry's foremost experts (8:00 PM -11:00 PM).

  • VIP Grand Tasting: same as Connoisseur; plus, access to both Friday and Saturday Grand Tastings (7:00PM - 11:00 PM), including one-hour early entry to sample premium Bourbons; plus, VIP welcome reception & VIP lounge.

  • Ultimate VIP Judging: same as VIP; plus, Thursday and Friday Bourbon Judging (time and place TBA) - you will determine the New Orleans Bourbon Festival award winners!

For full listing of available seminars, go to: TBA

Bourbon Dinners:

What better way to start your New Orleans Bourbon Festival experience than with a Bourbon Dinner pairing world class New Orleans cuisine and your favorite bourbons. Seats are limited. Pricing and dinner times: TBA.

Current Speaker Lineup:

  • Carla Carlton

    Carla Carlton


    The Bourbon Babe

  • Sean Higgins

    Sean Higgins

    Mint Julep Tours and Transportation

  • Maggie Kimberl

    Maggie Kimberl

    Writer, Blogger, Cigar Aficionado

  • Linda Ruffenach

    Linda Ruffenach

    Whisky Chicks

  • Peggy Noe Stevens

    Peggy Noe Stevens

    Peggy Noe Stevens & Associates

    Master Taster, Author, Speaker, Brand Strategist

  • Michael Veach

    Michael Veach

    Bourbon Veach LLC

    Bourbon Historian, Author

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900 Camp Street New Orleans, LA

333 Poydras St

New Orleans, LA 70130

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