New Orleans Bourbon Fest Unveils Lineup for March

Food, spirit and culture will converge once again for the Second Annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival, to be held from Wednesday, March 7– Saturday, March 10. Beginning with a Bartenders Bourbon Battle on Wednesday, the festivities include private pairing dinners on Thursday followed by a VIP After Party, informative seminars with expert panelists and a two-day Grand Tasting on Friday and Saturday.

Unique to this year’s festival is an exclusive Executive Bourbon Steward Course with Stave & Thief Society on Monday, March 12th.The spirited theme for the sophomore congregation is “Bourbon Generations” and will feature families from long lines of Master Distillers. A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit Kids Can NOLA—a non-profit organization dedicated to children’s causes throughout New Orleans.

Eight bartenders will square off with Jim Beam products in a head-to-head competition hosted by Bobby “G” Gleason on Wednesday, March 7th from 6PM – 10PM at The District located at 711 Tchoupitoulas Street.

On March 8 diners can enjoy one of the four-course pairing dinners being offered at hot, local restaurants and hosted by the best Master Distillers in the country as part of the Legends of Bourbon Series. Dinners are $130 per person, all inclusive, and feature bourbon pairings with each course. Following dinner, VIP ticket holders can enjoy the private VIP After Party, Bourbon & Burlesque, at Le Meridien Hotel at 333 Poydras Street.

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