School of Bourbon

Local bourbon lovers mingle with best in the business at exclusive cocktail hour

Local bourbon lovers mingle with best in the business at boozy affair

School of Bourbon February 2016 Crowd
Austin bourbon fans joined Woodford Reserve to learn more about the spirit with tastings and specialty cocktails. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Andrea Aguilera
Bartender Andrea Aguilera of Gardner pours bourbon cocktails. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Adam Sparks Blake Sparks
Adam Sparks, Blake Sparks. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Swift's Attic Bites Beets
Swift's Attic serves beet bites. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Chris Morris
Master distiller Chris Morris of Woodford Reserve schools guests. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Lauren Ramirez Jonathan Ramirez Erin Wilson Alvin Owusu
Lauren Ramirez, Jonathan Ramirez, Erin Wilson, Alvin Owusu. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Christine Richter Jason Richter
Christine Richter, Jason Richter. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Table Set
Attendees were treated to a sampling of Woodford Reserve's top bourbons. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Scott Worley Kalinda Howe Brian McFarland
Scott Worley, Kalinda Howe, Brian McFarland. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Sara Parman Sign
Sam Parman was one of the skilled Austin mixologists on hand. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016
Bartender Nicki Petry of The Roosevelt Room chats with guests. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Woodford Reserve Double Oak
Woodford highlighted its Double Oaked bourbon at the event. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Preston Babb Whitney Babb Shaina Novetny Dan Hervenden
Preston Babb, Whitney Babb, Shaina Novetny, Dan Hervenden. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Palm Door Room
Guests were able to mingle with mixologists and distillers to further develop their palates. Photo by Shelley Neuman
School of Bourbon February 2016 Crowd
School of Bourbon February 2016 Andrea Aguilera
School of Bourbon February 2016 Adam Sparks Blake Sparks
School of Bourbon February 2016 Swift's Attic Bites Beets
School of Bourbon February 2016 Chris Morris
School of Bourbon February 2016 Lauren Ramirez Jonathan Ramirez Erin Wilson Alvin Owusu
School of Bourbon February 2016 Christine Richter Jason Richter
School of Bourbon February 2016 Table Set
School of Bourbon February 2016 Scott Worley Kalinda Howe Brian McFarland
School of Bourbon February 2016 Sara Parman Sign
School of Bourbon February 2016
School of Bourbon February 2016 Woodford Reserve Double Oak
School of Bourbon February 2016 Preston Babb Whitney Babb Shaina Novetny Dan Hervenden
School of Bourbon February 2016 Palm Door Room

Austin's biggest bourbon fans gathered at the Palm Door on Sixth Street Monday evening for Woodford Reserve's School of Bourbon. Guests mingled with some of the city's top mixologists, who prepared specialty cocktails featuring the liquor of the night, bourbon.

The packed room buzzed with anticipation while guests juggled savory snacks from Swift's Attic and handcrafted drinks from mixologists Andrea Aguilera of Gardner, Sam Parman, and Nicki Petry of The Roosevelt Room. Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve's master distiller, closed out the evening with a behind-the-scenes talk about the Woodford brand and the unique approach to making bourbon.

Attendees were treated to a tasting of the distillery's finest, including Woodford Reserve's Double Oaked bourbon, and took home glasses perfect for pouring their own cocktails at home. All ticket sales benefited the Austin Food & Wine Alliance.

Bourbon lovers in the crowd included Chris Morris, Sam Parman, Nicki Petry, Andrea Aguilera, Adam Sparks, Blake Sparks, Christine Richter, Jason Richter, Lauren Ramirez, Jonathan Ramirez, Erin Wilson, Alvin Owusu, Preston Babb, Whitney Babb, Shaina Novetny, Dan Heverden, Scott Worley, Kalinda Howe, and Brian McFarland.