John G. Carlisle Bottled in Bond Competition and Celebration Expands for 2024
Here on The B-Line blog we recently announced a Save-the-Date for our annual celebration of Bottled in Bond bourbon. Formerly the John G. Carlisle Bottled in Bond Competition and Celebration®, the party has grown to include a bluegrass music festival. So we’ve given it a new name! Edit those save-the-dates to say you’re attending the Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival on March 2, 2024!
As we wrote in our earlier post, we created this yearly bourbon party to celebrate Bottled in Bond bourbon and the man who was instrumental in creating the Bottled-in-Bond Act, Covington Kentucky’s own John G. Carlisle, U.S. Senator, Speaker of the House, and Secretary of the Treasury.
For 2024, we’ve changed the competition a bit and added an amazing lineup of Bluegrass bands, as well as new VIP perks.
Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival 2024 Details
March 2, from 5 – 10 pm, EST.
The Bluegrass Festival lineup is:
- Moonshine Drive
- Sister Sadie
- The Goodwin Brothers
There will be a cocktail competition featuring bartenders from some of the Best Bourbon Bars in Kentucky, from Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky. Six bartenders will enter a custom cocktail that features Bottled in Bond bourbon.
General Admission tickets cost $50 and will grant standing room only access to the Roebling Rickhouse tent to enjoy all 3 bands. Food and beverages are not included in this ticket, but will be available for purchase. 21+
The Roebling Rickhouse tickets are $95 and include access to the Roebling Rickhouse tent and designated seating plus 1 oz. samples of all the competition cocktails, a food buffet of light bites, a ticket for either a beer or glass of wine, and the Bluegrass Festival.
VIP tickets cost $165 and include:
Exclusive access to Smoke Justis Bourbon Lounge -Opportunity to cast votes for the Best Bottled in Bond Cocktail, 1 oz pours of Bottled in Bond cocktails created by bartenders across KY, 2 full BIB cocktails from bartender created selections, a Buffet dinner served in Smoke Justis Bourbon Lounge, a VIP Experience featuring BIB bourbon pours, and a VIP gift bag.
It’s going to be an amazing bourbon and bluegrass party—don’t miss out! You can get your Bonded Spirit Bluegrass Festival tickets here.
Enjoy this playlist to help get you in the mood!