Louisville, Kentucky – On a very cold January night in 2014, 30+ women gathered at Down One Bourbon Bar for the first Whisky Chicks event. The strong turnout made it clear that these women love their Bourbon and wanted to learn more about the Kentucky-made spirit and other types of whiskies from around the world. Since that cold night two years ago, Whisky Chicks has hosted over 20 events, raised close to $40,000 for charity and brought together over 500 women to mix, mingle and learn about whisky and bourbon.
You are invited to join the Whisky Chicks on January13th for their biggest celebration yet at Jim Beam’s Urban Stillhouse at 4th Street Live in downtown Louisville. “These amazing women are always advocating for Louisville and the bourbon industry. They have helped introduce bourbon and whiskey to women from all over the city and the state. We are thrilled to be able to host their event at our newest venue,” shared Beam Suntory Kentucky Bourbon Ambassador Megan Breier.
“Libation liberators, whisky educators and friendship facilitators,” is how founder Linda Ruffenach describes the Whisky Chicks. “We help women break out of the conventional realm and try something new. We collaborate and bring the rock stars of the bourbon industry to share their knowledge and expertise and we strive to create new and fun experiences for all women.”
The event begins at 6PM and guests can expect many surprises throughout the evening including an array of
door prizes, appetizers, bourbon samples and admission to one of Louisville’s newest and coolest bourbon venues. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.WCAnnivJimBeam.eventbrite.com. Whisky dudes are welcome to join in on this celebration.
Membership in the Whisky Chicks is free. The only requirements are that you’re at least 21 years old, you submit a membership application through the website www.WhiskyChicks.com and you can make a commitment to be social, have fun, and make new members feel welcome.
The Whisky Chicks are a 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.
Founded in January 2014 by successful entrepreneur Linda Ruffenach, the Whisky Chicks concept originated during a discussion among friends over cocktails about how challenging it is to meet other women who share an appreciation for bourbon. The Whisky Chicks are hospitable, strong women that love bourbon adventures.
They appreciate making new friends outside of their job, spouses or kids. They also love to get involved in the community, and give back by hosting an annual fundraiser and other non-profit experiences throughout the year. For more information see their website www.WhiskyChicks.com.
About Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse
Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse operates as a small working distillery and visitors’ experience like no other, with
special features that include:
A distillation system showcasing a small copper pot still with a unique rectifying column and see-through glass vapor condenser.
Interactive displays and décor that immerse Bourbon enthusiasts in the Jim Beam® brand and educate them on the fine nuances of whisky making;
A one-of-a-kind tasting bar crafted from reclaimed wood and designed to reflect barrel staves and
A sculptural American Oak tree built from barrel staves. The tree features a canopy crafted from laser-
cut steel leaves and illuminated Jim Beam bottles, symbolic of the First Family of Bourbon;
A full retail store offering branded items, as well an opportunity for guests to label, fill and customize their own bottle of the site’s exclusive Bourbon offering, Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse Select:Jim Beam® Urban Stillhouse Select – Distilled and bottled exclusively for the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse in the heart of Louisville’s 4th Street Live, the Bourbon is extra-aged Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
The Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse is located in 4,300 square feet of space on the street level beneath Beam Suntory’s Louisville office at 408 S. Fourth Street. It is open Monday – Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
About Beam Suntory
As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Sauza tequila, Pinnacle vodka, and Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good. Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.