It was five years ago when we started our journey to bourbon enlightenment and it is amazing to see how far we have come. The purpose was to make learning about whisky, especially Kentucky bourbon whisky, approachable and fun. It has evolved to be an avenue for empowerment and inclusion through common interests and shared experiences. We believe that anyone that is 21 years or older can become a Bourbon Badass.
In celebration of the 5-year anniversary and International Women’s Day, the Whisky Chicks partnered with Gentleman’s Jack and Brown-Forman to host our very first cocktail competition. Five bartenders, from all different backgrounds, were invited to share their stories and their passion for amber spirits. Each put together a signature cocktail that embraced what it means to be a Whisky Chick and a Bourbon Badass.
A select group of judges came together to sample and compare the different concoctions with a winner being named at the end of the evening. The winning bartender, Sherri Jenkins from Copper & Kings, was named the official Bourbon Badass – taking home a Bourbon Badass barrel head, complimentary one-year Bourbon Badass membership to the Whisky Chicks, and bragging rights to promote the winning cocktail as the official 2019 Whisky Chicks Cocktail. Oh yeah, and a $200 cash prize.