Inaugural Oxford Bourbon Festival

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March 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Bourbon Dinner featuring Chef Corby King

Enjoy a Four (4) Course Bourbon Dinner paired with some of the finest flavorful bourbons in the South.

Where: King’s Steakhouse

Time:  7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

What’s on the Menu:

1st Course:  Bourbon infused Pork Belly served with a Pomegranate Bourbon Glaze. (With Old Dominick High Rye Bourbon)

2nd Course: Bourbon Poached Lobster Tail served with Polenta Cake topped with Bourbon Brown Butter Sauce. (Rich Grain Bourbon Whiskey)

3rd Course: Bourbon Marinated Heart of Ribeye served with Sweet potato Gratin and Cold Smoked Bourbon Gouda Cheese. (Knob Creek Single Barrel)

4th Course: Fresh Grilled Peaches topped with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Smoked Bourbon Butter Scotch Sauce. (WithPennington’s Rye Whiskey

After Dinner Bourbon Jam:  Concert with Grammy Nominated Bluesman, R. L. Boyce & Lightnin’ Malcolm

This concert features North Mississippi Hill Country Bluesmen who have been recognized for their hard work and dedication to their craft of music performance.

Where:  Tallahatchie Gourmet

When:  9:30 pm to 12:30 am


Come out and enjoy a day dedicated to all things Bourbon. There will be lots of food and entertainment centered around this Great American Spirit.

BourbonTalk Seminars & Sessions

Where:  The Lyric Theater

11:00 am -11:45 am – Keynote Address:  Alex Castle, Head Distiller – Old Dominick Distillery

12:00 pm -1:15 pm – Bourbon:  How it is made.  A Crash Course in the Past and present Manufacturing Methods of America’s Favorite Spirit – featuring David Rich, owner of Rich Grain Distillery .

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Bourbon Cocktail Creations: How to influence friends and family with mixed drinks. – Mixologists, Nick Spiller & Jeff Callaway.

2:45pm-4:15 pm – Explore the Bourbon Flavor Map with Award-winning writer and Bourbon expert, Susan Reigler.  She will help to reveal the intriguing layers of flavors in bourbon with an expertly guided tasting of a trio of bourbons, each with its own unique flavor profile. Fruit, spice, nuts, candy, grains, and more will be well-represented. At the end of the session, participate in a blind tasting to find out if women and men have different or similar tastes in bourbon whiskey.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Bourbon Bootleg & Blues featuring Greg Johnson, Director of the Blues Archives at the University of Mississippi.

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm  – GRAND TASTING – Sample Bourbons and taste small bites of delicious food prepared by local restaurants and chefs from the surrounding area

It is the Mission of the Oxford Bourbon Festival to give back to our community. 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the Exchange Club Family Center of Oxford.


March 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am
March 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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The Lyric Theater
1006 Van Buren Ave
Oxford, MS 38655 United States
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