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2019 New Orleans Bourbon Festival

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CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NEW ORLEANS & HILTON NEW ORLEANS RIVERSIDE (Bourbon Dinners sold separately; times and locations vary)

900 Camp Street & 2 Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

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Kicking off the New Orleans festival season in 2019, the third 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 and provide the most experienced and relevant speakers. In addition to our continued attention on "Women in Bourbon," we're happy to announce this years theme - Bourbon Legends. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel will be our festival headquarters and the location for our seminar series. Additionally, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside will play host to our awards judging and VIP welcome reception. The venue for the main event is the CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NEW ORLEANS, located in the historic Warehouse Arts District. It will feature a cigar lounge, two grand tastings of bourbon from the world’s finest distilleries, traditional New Orleans cuisine, and live classical jazz music.

All proceeds of the festival will be donated to the general fund of Kids Can NOLA, our permanent charitable beneficiary. Kids Can NOLA is a not for profit organization created to benefit the welfare of children in the metro New Orleans area. Whether for educational or medical purposes or their general well-being, Kids Can NOLA wants to be there to make a difference in childrens' lives.



Ticket Levels:

  • General Grand Tasting: Friday or Saturday (8:00 PM - 11:00 PM); enjoy the finest bourbon on the market, great New Orleans cuisine, cigar lounge, jazz music and marketplace.

  • 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 (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM), including one-hour early entry to sample premium bourbons; plus, VIP welcome reception.

  • Ultimate VIP Judging: same as VIP; plus, Thursday and Friday bourbon judging - you will determine the New Orleans Bourbon Festival award winners!

  • Food Only at the Grand Tasting: Friday or Saturday (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM); designated as your groups responsible party but still want to enjoy great food, cigars, jazz music and marketplace? This ticket is for you. This ticket is not eligible for bourbon tasting.

  • Seminar Access: Friday & Saturday (10:00 AM - 5:45 PM); unlimited seminar access available.

FOR GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICING.



Jim Beam Bourbon Brawl

Free to the general public, we kickoff the 2019 New Orleans Festival with our "Jim Beam Bourbon Brawl." We host local bartenders competing for bragging rights (and a beautiful trophy) for the best bourbon cocktail in the city that created cocktails. To be held on Wednesday, March 20.

TIME AND LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.



Bourbon Dinners:

What better way to enhance your New Orleans Bourbon Festival experience than with a Bourbon Dinner pairing world class New Orleans cuisine, your favorite bourbons and industry experts. Seats are limited. All dinners to be held on Thursday, March 21. Times are subject to change. Bourbon dinner tickets are sold separately.

A FULL LIST OF AVAILABLE BOURBON DINNERS, PRICES, GUEST PRESENTERS AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.



Seminar Speaker and Guest Lineup:

Join us for Friday & Saturday educational seminars from the industry's foremost experts. Seats are limited.

FOR SEMINARS, VISIT SCHED AT: https://neworleansbourbonfestival20.sched.com/.

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  • Colin Blake

    Colin Blake

    Moonshine University Director of Spirits, Education and Creative Services
  • Jason Brauner

    Jason Brauner

    Bourbons Bistro Owner
  • Carla Carlton

    Carla Carlton

    TheBourbonBabe.com The Bourbon Babe
  • Alex Castle

    Alex Castle

    Old Dominick Distillery Head Distiller
  • Martin C. Duffy

    Martin C. Duffy

    Glencairn Crystal US Brand Representative
  • Marianne Eaves

    Marianne Eaves

    Castle & Key Distillery Master Distiller
  • Brent Elliot

    Brent Elliot

    Four Roses Master Distiller
  • Bobby Gleason

    Bobby Gleason

    Beam Suntory Master Mixologist
  • Adam Harris

    Adam Harris

    Beam Suntory Senior American Whiskey Ambassador
  • Dr. Pat Heist

    Dr. Pat Heist

    Wilderness Trail Distillery, Ferm Solutions Co-Founder, Co-Owner
  • Fred Booker Noe III

    Fred Booker Noe III

    Jim Beam 7th Generation Master Distiller
  • Matt Jamie

    Matt Jamie

    Bourbon Barrel Foods Founder and Owner
  • Maggie Kimberl

    Maggie Kimberl

    Author Writer, Blogger, Cigar Aficionado
  • Bernie Lubbers

    Bernie Lubbers

    Heaven Hill Brands The Whiskey Professor
  • Chasta McIntyre

    Chasta McIntyre

    Mint Julep Experiences Fun Enthusiast, Executive Bourbon Steward, Certified Tourism Ambassador
  • Joyce Nethery

    Joyce Nethery

    Jeptha Creed Distillery Co-Owner, Master Distiller
  • Freddie Noe

    Freddie Noe

    Jim Beam 8th Generation Distiller
  • Denny Potter

    Denny Potter

    Maker's Mark Distillery Master Distiller
  • Susan Reigler

    Susan Reigler

    Author, Professor, Executive Bourbon Steward
  • Christine Riggleman

    Christine Riggleman

    Silverback Distillery CEO, Master Distiller
  • Samara Rivers

    Samara Rivers

    Black Bourbon Society Founder
  • Linda Ruffenach

    Linda Ruffenach

    Whisky Chicks Founder
  • Eddie Russell

    Eddie Russell

    Wild Turkey Distillery Master Distiller
  • 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
  • Fawn Weaver

    Fawn Weaver

    Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Co-Founder, Chief Historian, Chief Encouragement Officer
  • Andrew Wiehebrink

    Andrew Wiehebrink

    Independent Stave Company
  • Andrea Wilson

    Andrea Wilson

    Michter's Distillery EVP, Master of Maturation
  • Trey Zoeller

    Trey Zoeller

    Jefferson's Bourbon Founder
  • Jackie Zykan

    Jackie Zykan

    Old Forester Master Taster

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CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NEW ORLEANS & HILTON NEW ORLEANS RIVERSIDE (Bourbon Dinners sold separately; times and locations vary)

900 Camp Street & 2 Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

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