Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month with 21c Museum Hotel

- Melanie Zieba,

Who doesn’t love a good drink? And if you are a Kentucky native chances are your drink of choice is bourbon. Bourbon is America’s whiskey, and takes its name from Bourbon County in Kentucky. Since the 18th century Bourbon has been produced and currently it’s estimated that 95% of the world’s Bourbon is aged and distilled in Kentucky.

This year for the month of September, 21c Museum Hotel is honoring its bourbon heritage and celebrating with the area’s top bourbon connoisseurs featuring tastings of bourbons from across the Commonwealth.

Located in beautiful downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the 21c Museum Hotel in a category all on its own. Dressed in contemporary art from living artists which are exhibited throughout its galleries and public spaces, this hotel not only graces you with great Southern-style hospitality but is sure to leave you inspired.

All the rooms in this luxury boutique hotel are eloquently designed and fit with all of the best amenities to suite every guest’s needs. Recently, 21c also made Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List as one of the “world’s best places to stay”.

21c-museum-hotel-louisville-kentuckyAlong with luxury and comfort, 21c Museum Hotel is host to many cultural happenings for both its valued guests and the Louisville locals. From a Monthly Poetry Series which is running till the end of November 2009, or their Sunday Series: Cabaret Life Drawing and Yoga with Art sessions running till the end of September 2009, this month’s celebration takes the cake…..or should we say, the bourbon.

Every Thursday during the Month of September 21c Museum Hotel is celebrating its bourbon heritage and invites guests to join them at their bar and sample some of the world’s best bourbons. Tasting’s are as follows:

Thursday, September 3rd: Chris Morris, Master Distiller, Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve
Proof Special Selection Woodford Reserve
Old Forester
Old Forester Signature
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

Thursday, September 10th: Drew Kulsveen, Kentucky Bourbon Distillers
Vintage 17yr, 21yr, 23 yr.
Vintage Rye 21yr
Rowan’s Creek
Noah’s Mill
Kentucky Vintage
Pure Kentucky XO
Johnny Drum Private Stock
Old Bardstown Estate Bottled

Thursday, September 17th: Preston Van Winkle, Van Winkle
Van Winkle Family Bourbons

Thursday, September 24th: Jennifer Arnette. Jefferson’s Reserve
Jefferson’s 8yr
Jefferson’s Reserve 15yr
Sam Houston

21c-museum-hotelAlso, if you book your stay during September 15 – 20, 2009, make sure to take part in The Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, known as the bourbon capital of the world, and only about an hour drive from the hotel, making it a perfect day trip. The festival’s events feature music, arts from local artisans and craftsmen, country-western dancing and, of course, the guest of honor: bourbon.

We’ve also written about the 21c Museum hotel on the Jetsetter earlier this year. Make sure to check out why the 21c Museum Hotel is Hot All Year Round and read about the recent 21c’s 4th Annual Pajama Party.

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