Here's something for anyone thinking about visiting Kentucky this summer.
Just FYI, although I did a tasting for them when they came to Chicago recently, I have no stake in plugging this event. I do endorse Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) as being a good organization that puts on good events.
Louisville: Bluegrass and Brown Whiskey
July 11-13, 2008
Activities include a bourbon academy led by Julian and Preston Van Winkle.
For more details, go to their web site
The SFA is an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture with headquarters at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, so these are serious foodies with an academic bent, but their field trips are open to anyone. They're good people and, being Southern, they recognize whiskey as a food group.