In todays Courier-Journal in the Sports section there is an advertsement from a marketing company looking for bourbon drinkers. They will pay $75.00 for 2 hours of your time for a bourbon tasting. I called they just took my name, phone numbers and email, but asked no questions about me being associated with distilleries. They said they will call me back in a couple of days. If you are interested the number is 454-0771.
I don't know who is sponsoring this tasting. It could be any of the companies, but I suspect it may be Brown-Forman since they are working on a name for their new 4 grain bourbon.