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Monthlong Louisiana Bourbon Festival Debuts Return of Some in-Person Whiskey Events

Louisiana Bourbon Festival

Bottles of bourbon are shown on a shelf at The Jim Beam Distillery on Feb. 17, 2020 in Clermont, Kentucky. The 2021 Louisiana Bourbon Festival runs through the month of October and consists of five virtual and five in-person events, including a virtual event with a brand ambassador from Jim Beam. (Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images)

October is here, and with it comes the Louisiana Bourbon Festival. Rather than a one-day affair, the festival takes place across the entire month of October and comprises five virtual and five in-person events. A month devoted to bourbon is extremely up our alley, so we’re all for this.

The first event took place Friday, but the remaining nine are still to come at the time of this article being written.

Here is the calendar of events:

October 1: Ladies Night Sponsored by Country Smooth at Hayride Scandal, Baton Rouge, 7 p.m.

October 7: National Brand Ambassador Adam Harris from Jim Beam, virtual event, 8 p.m.

October 8: Bourbon Masters Virtual Event from 6:30-9:30 p.m., featuring Greg Metze from Old Elk, Pat Heist from Wilderness trail & Lori Carcich from Country Smooth

October 13: Bourbon 101 Class at Oak Point Watson, Denham Springs, 6:30 p.m.

October 14: Founder and Whiskey Maker Kaveh Zamanian & Brand Ambassador Adam Edwards from Rabbit Hole, virtual event, 7 p.m.

October 16: LSU Tailgate for Florida Game. Follow Louisiana Bourbon Festival on social media for the location announcement. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. in Baton Rouge

October 19: Virtual Cigar pairing with Habana Port, 8 p.m.

October 21: Bourbon Dinner at Sullivan’s in Baton Rouge with Still Austin, 7 p.m.

October 28: Virtual Cocktail Class with Old Elk & Whiskey Smith, 7 p.m.

October 29: VisitBR Cocktail Contest sponsored by Still Austin at The Lost Cove, Baton Rouge, 7 p.m.

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David Morrow is the managing editor of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.