Bourbon Mixer to help LouisvilleKY’s homeless

Bourbon Mixer will Offer Unique Bourbon Cocktails and Treats

Louisville, Kentucky (July 21, 2016) – Thirteen bourbon distilleries are pulling out all the stops to showcase their bourbons at the upcoming Bourbon Mixer, a fundraiser for the Coalition for the Homeless hosted by the Whisky Chicks and the Bourbon Brotherhood.
In addition to having the opportunity to sample 20 different kinds of bourbon, attendees will also enjoy specialty bourbon cocktails and bourbon treats. Maker’s Mark is partnering with The Comfy Cow to create two one-of-a-kind bourbon floats using their premium salted caramel ice cream and their grapefruit sorbet.
Other featured cocktails will include:
The Gold Rush
–       1.5 oz. Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
–       1.5 oz. Domaine de Canton
–       .5 oz. Lemon Juice
–       .75 oz. Ginger ale
Franklin Old Fashioned
–       2 oz. Angel’s Envy Bourbon finished in Port Wine Barrels
–       1/2 oz. pure Maple Syrup
–       2 dashes black walnut bitters
–       2 dashes black cherry bitters
bourbon mixer
The event will also feature live music by local favorite Tanita Gaines, a silent auction with one-of-a-kind bourbon experiences and rare bottles of whiskey, and upscale southern cuisine prepared by Jarfi’s. Menu items include Kentucky Hot Brown bites, assorted deviled eggs, grilled lamb chops and country ham with Benedictine.
The 3rd Annual Bourbon Mixer will be held at The Gillespie at 6:30pm on Saturday, August 13, and all proceeds will benefit Rx: Housing Veterans, a Coalition for the Homeless programtargeted specifically toward assisting Louisvilles homeless veterans. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online at for $125.
About the Bourbon Brotherhood
Bourbon Brotherhood is a men’s group that meets monthly to enjoy Bourbon and camaraderie. They meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at various locations. Some of the men are true aficionados, some are just learning about Bourbon and many are somewhere in between. The group has enjoyed making friends and business connections while learning about Bourbon and experiencing new and exclusive venues. For more information, visit
About the Whisky Chicks
The Whisky Chicksare libation liberators, whisky educators and friendship facilitators. Founded in January 2014 by successful entrepreneur Linda Ruffenach, the Whisky Chicks are on a mission to introduce and educate more women to the pleasures of a good glass of whisky, while making good friends along the way. From the novice to the connoisseur, the young professional to the great grandmother, they have something for everyone. For more information, visit
About the Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless, located at 1300 S. 4th Street, Suite 250, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Louisville. The Coalition has a three-pronged approach to this mission: advocacy, education, and coordination of their 29 member agencies who provide a variety of services to the homeless throughout the city. The Coalition won the 2014 Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s Art of Social Innovation Pyramid Award for its Bed One-Stop Program. For more information, visit, call (502) 636-9550, or find The Coalition for the Homeless on Facebook at or on Twitter @louhomeless.