Kentucky Bourbon Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary

2011-04-01


Distinguished master distillers receive special Top Series®.

THIS YEAR, THE KENTUCKY BOURBON FESTIVAL CELEBRATED ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY. FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE DAYS, THE CITY OF BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY IN THE US WAS THE STAGE FOR THE LARGEST EDITION YET OF THE FESTIVAL, WITH THE HIGHEST ATTENDANCE EVER RECORDED: 50,000 PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES WERE DETERMINED TO TAKE PART IN THE NUMBER ONE EVENT OF THE “BOURBON CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”.

CORTICEIRA AMORIM, represented by Amorim Cork America, long-time official sponsor, attended the event once again, with particular prominence at one of the most eagerly-awaited moments of the festival - the announcement of the master distillers whose names will be recorded in the Hall of Fame of the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, a venue which houses a unique collection of artefacts and rare documents relating to the history of the American whisky industry since pre-colonial times.

Pedro Fernandes, CEO of Amorim Cork America awarded the recipients of this honourable distinction with a decanter and a Top Series® crystal and metal stopper, an immensely prestigious gift from the recent collection of luxury capsulated stoppers from CORTICEIRA AMORIM, bringing added significance to the ceremony.

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival pays homage to the art of distilling bourbon whisky.

Over the course of a week, in the city of Bardstown in Kentucky, US, a number of themed events take place, celebrating the history and mystique of bourbon whisky in what is known as the “Bourbon Capital of the World”, with distilleries dating back to 1776.