Creativity is 80% Bourbon, 20% ice.
Liverpool; a city full of spirit, isn’t shy to the sight of an alcoholic drink. In fact, we’ve become renowned worldwide for what revellers of the night can expect within our bar scene. 2017 was the year of gin and craft beer and experts and pundits have all been asking the question “What next?”. Well, here’s the answer you’ve been looking for – bourbon. Two brothers, Mike and Ross, aptly named “The Bourbon Brothers” are here to take the city by a bourbon-scented storm with a festival in March dedicated entirely to the world of bourbon. We met up with the brothers to find out their story.
Tell us about Bourbon Brothers
We are the Bourbon Brothers! We’re based in Liverpool and we set up to create the most outstanding bourbon and American whiskey events seen in the UK. Additionally we also do private functions, food festivals and produce our own infused bourbon.
Run by myself, Ross and the team there are years of event, cocktail and whiskey knowledge put in to each tasting. Also involved are our friends at Harley Davison who will be showing off 3 great motorbikes and some of the biggest and best known bourbon/whiskey brands, giving away gifts and small tasters for free.
Tell us about the event – what can people expect?
We will be showcasing over 125 different bourbons and American whiskeys! We will also have some amazing bourbon cocktails and our very own infused bourbon. On arrival you will be handed your event pack including a Bourbon Brothers glass (yours to keep), event brochure, free draw entry form and a few other goodies to get you started along with your 1st drink free and any pre-purchased drinks cards.
Drinks tokens are available of any quantity from a dedicated stall. These are £5 per drink and include mixer and a fresh garnish. Most people tend to buy a card of 4 for £20 and go from there, but you can buy less if you like.
Throughout the event there will be live entertainment, talks from industry experts, food available to buy and lot’s of chit chat with other Bourbon aficionados. If you’re a novice or enthusiastic amateur then the knowledgeable team are on hand to help with recommendations and advice.
Guests will be able to buy bottles of their favourites on the night. Finally for those who aren’t the biggest Bourbon fans (Weird, I know) we have a fully stocked bar with a range of American produced beers wines and spirits.
If I’m being honest, the initial idea came some time ago when we signed up for a trade account with an online retailer so we could get cheaper drinks for our personal collection. We love Bourbon, the deeper more complex flavours that you don’t often see in some spirits, the history and famous bourbon fans like Frank Sinatra and more recently Mila Kunis put you in good company.
It’s an idea that then developed at a beer festival in 2014 with research taking us to as many ‘festivals’ as possible, seeing how they were set up, and how we could improve. Essentially we enjoyed the festivals celebrating the differing drinks and decided we could do it better with the drink we had a passion for.
1 Great George Street
Liverpool L1 5EW
2 events on Saturday 3rd t of March 12.00 – 16.30 and 18.30 – 22.00
Sounds good to us. Grab your tickets here.