It’s National Bourbon Heritage Month. How will you celebrate?

Louisville restaurants and bars are celebrating an adult beverage that’s pure Kentucky, through and through.

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month. Below is a list of places that are having events or food and/or drink specials to celebrate this month. Some of these are Treat Yo’ Self types of places, but everyone deserves a splurge now and then.

Bristol Bar and Grille, East location, 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville

Bourbon Brunch: Brunch buffet will include Bourbon Caramel Sticky Rolls with pecans; Honey and Bourbon Glazed Fried Chicken; Bourbon Smoked Salmon; Cheddar Fondue finished with bourbon; Kentucky Bourbon Coffee Cake; and bourbon-spiked toppings at the waffle bar

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16

Cost: $15 plus tax and gratuity; 502.426.0627 for reservations (Wait a minute, $15? For a nice buffet? Sign me up IMMEDIATELY.)

Bourbon specials: Southern Spring Rolls filled with Marksbury smoked pork with collard greens, black-eyed peas and fried cheese, served with house-made bourbon mustard ($8); Bourbon Barbecue Chicken with bacon cheddar potato salad ($14); Bourbon Glazed Shrimp and Grits ($17)

Corbett’s: An American Place, 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd., Louisville

Bourbon and Broadway Dinner — A four-course meal inspired by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast musical and infused with Four Roses bourbon

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27

Cost: $75 per person plus tax and gratuity; 502.327.5058 or book online at

The English Grill in The Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, Louisville

Bourbon specials in The English Grill: 

  • Rabbit salad with Bulleit bourbon soaked cherries, Treviso, and sherry mustard vinaigrette
  • Short ribs braised with Basil Hayden’s bourbon and cumin topped with celeriac puree and roasted apple and walnut gremolata
  • Kentucky spice cake with Buffalo Trace bourbon whipped cream

Bourbon special in The Brown’s lobby bar:

  • Bison burger with beer cheese, house-made pickles and a Four Roses bourbon barbeque sauce
  • Chocolate walnut pie made with Maker’s 46 and topped with vanilla bean ice cream

Equus and Jack’s Lounge, 122 Sears Ave., Louisville

Bourbon Tasting Dinner — A four-course menu of fall dishes to accompany bourbon cocktails

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 24

Cost: $65 per person plus tax and gratuity; 502.897.9721 for reservations

North End Café, 1722 Frankfort Ave. and 2116 Bardstown Road, Louisville

Bourbon drink specials: 

  • Smokey Joe: Bourbon with smoked black tea, maple syrup and bitters
  • Pecan Bourbon Sour: Bourbon with coffee and vanilla bitters
  • Right Side of the Bed: Bourbon with orange marmalade and vermouth
  • Mirabelle: Bourbon and plum with lemon and peach bitters
  • Umbrian Manhattan: Bourbon with dry vermouth and Campari

Proof on Main, 702 W. Main Street, Louisville

Buffalo Trace Distillers Dinner — A three-course dinner paired with Buffalo Trace and reception with Drew Mayville, lead chemist at Buffalo Trace

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 27

Cost: $85 per person; 502.217.6360 for reservations