Winners of the 2019 Bourbon Classic Culinary & Cocktail Challenge

Each year, the Bourbon Classic’s Cocktail and Culinary Challenge brings together some of Derby City’s best bartenders and chefs to create unique food and drink pairings that showcase some of the best bourbon Kentucky has to offer.

We would like to congratulate this year’s winners:

BEST CLASSIC COCKTAIL
Bourbon Amaretto Sour by RYE’s Kelsey Hoffman
Representing Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon

 

BEST CLASSIC SMALL PLATE
Woodford Blintz by Chefs Ouita Michel, Charles Taylor & Nat Henton
Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants

 

BEST CLASSIC PAIRING
Rickhouse Sour & Bourbon Corn Mash Pancakes
Jayma Neese & Sarah Thomas with Chef Paul Sant
Bob’s Steak and Chop House
Representing Michter’s Distillery

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY PAIRING
The Beetnik & Winter Tok-Sel
ON3’s Karla Plott with Mayan Café’s Chef Bruce Ucán
Representing Heaven Hill

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY COCKTAIL
The Beetnik & Winter Tok-Sel by ON3’s Karla Plott
Representing Heaven Hill

BEST CONTEMPORARY SMALL PLATE
Winter Tok-Sel by Chef Bruce Ucán
Mayan Café

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