2018 New Orleans Bourbon Festival @ CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NEW ORLEANS & Le MERIDIEN Hotel, New Orleans [from 8 to 11 March]

2018 New Orleans Bourbon Festival

8 - 11
10:00 - 12:00

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900 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 333 Poydras St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
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); single and 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, Friday Bourbon Judging (time and place TBA) — you will determine the award winners at the very first New Orleans Bourbon Festival!

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

The Bourbon Babe

Sean Higgins
Mint Julep Tours and Transportation

Maggie Kimberl
Writer, Blogger, Cigar Aficionado

Linda Ruffenach
Whisky Chicks

Peggy Noe Stevens
Peggy Noe Stevens & Associates

Master Taster, Author, Speaker, Brand Strategist

Michael Veach
Bourbon Veach LLC

Bourbon Historian, Author
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