The Kentucky Distillers Association (KDA) announced today that Kentucky's official inauguration ball, known as the Bluegrass Ball, will showcase the bourbon industry at a "Walk Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail" reception.
The Bluegrass Ball, held the night before the inauguration, traditionally kicks-off the Washington celebrations of a new president's inauguration.
Seven Kentucky’s distilleries will feature their products: Beam Global Spirits and Wine, Brown-Forman's Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Bulleit Bourbon, Four Roses Bourbon, Maker's Mark Distillery and Wild Turkey Bourbon.
(That's verbatim from the press release, which neglects to note that Beam Global owns makers and Bulleit doesn't have a distillery, but now I'm just nit-picking.)
The Bluegrass Ball is sponsored by the Kentucky Society of Washington. It begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 19, 2009, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C.
The evening’s Kentucky-inspired menu was designed by renowned Louisville Chef Michael Paley of Proof on Main. It will feature items made with Kentucky bourbon, as well Kentucky bison, cheeses, and Ale-8-One.
The KDA press release (which is very badly written) is attached.