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Bourbon is synonymous with Kentucky and is an industry that is booming. So, it comes as no surprise there are multiple bourbon societies in Louisville that allow locals to indulge and learn more about the spirit. If you are interested in bourbon, consider these your people.

Bourbon Women

Bourbon Women is a social organization for women with an affinity for bourbon and who are seeking to learn more about the bourbon industry. The all-female group plans monthly events throughout the year that include special guests such as master distillers, top chefs and bartenders. Membership is $5o for one year and financial proceeds are donated to a scholarship for a female student through Sullivan University. To learn more about Bourbon Women, click here:

Bourbon Women Society. Image: Bourbon Women Society

Bourbon Women Society. Image: Bourbon Women Society

The Bourbon Brotherhood

The Bourbon Brotherhood gathers monthly at various locations around town from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. While the group doesn’t charge membership fees, events typically run $15 per person. Interested in learning more about The Bourbon Brotherhood? Click here:

The Bourbon Society

The Bourbon Society exists to promote the appreciation and history of bourbon. This dues-supported group invites those curious about bourbon to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the spirit’s culture, history and flavor profiles through tastings, discussions and lectures. The monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Henry Clay Building, located at 604 S. Third St. For more information on The Bourbon Society, click here:

Whiskey Chicks

Whiskey Chicks is a social organization for women who meet once a month in various locations around town to network, socialize and learn more about Kentucky bourbon and other whiskeys. There is no membership fee to join. Find out more information at or email [email protected]

Stave and Thief Society Program

The artisan distillery and education center, Distilled Spirits Epicenter, founded the Stave and Thief Society Program, the first bourbon certification program recognized by the bourbon industry, in 2012. Want to impress your friend group? Mark your calendars for the next Executive Bourbon Steward Course, scheduled for Monday, January 18. Achieving this certification will provide classroom training, hands-on bourbon distilling, and advanced sensory training for owners, managers, program directors, and team leaders of hospitality establishments, as well as advanced enthusiasts.To learn more about the Stave and Thief Society Program, visit

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