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St. Louis Bourbon Festival kicks off it’s first annual event this fall

by Danya Artimisi

St. Louis is known for it’s beloved St. Louis Cardinals, Blues, and music scene, but now Bourbon enthusiasts can rejoice!  The inaugural St. Louis Bourbon Festival will welcome aficionados from all over the country this fall.

The location of the premier event will take place at the historic Lemp Grand Hall and Lofts on October 1st.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and can be purchased here.

Enjoy the finest bourbons and whiskeys from some of the nation’s top distilleries such as Louisville Distilling Company, Ardent Spirits, Balcones Distilling, Barton 1792 Distillery, Blacksmith Distillery, Breckenridge Distillery, Brown-Forman, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Cedar Ridge Distillery, Chattanooga Whiskey, Duke, and so many more.  Find the complete list of Distilleries here.

Make the most of the festival with The Sazerac VIP Experience.  This will grant you access to the VIP lounge area in the Lemp’s Lofts where you will find allocated tastings, specialty cocktails and exclusive interactive events.  You will also receive 1 hour early access to the event along with a private VIP bar.

Additionally, your VIP status will gain you access to the hidden “Speakeasy” where you can sample some secret recipes from Buffalo Trace.

With your purchase of the VIP experience, you’ll receive complimentary valet service for the evening from Midwest Valet.  Learn more and purchase tickets here.

This event will also be holding a silent auction to benefit SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Special consideration goes to the founders of the inaugural event, James Thomas and Andrew Chostner.   Partners include Lemp Mansion, Riverfront Times Magazine, Sauce Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, Arch City Media, Danya Artimisi Photography, Randall’s Wines and Spirits, STL Barkeep, Lit Cigar Lounge, Hyatt Regency, Midwest Valet Parking, and Best Transportation.


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Danya is a music junkie and an accomplished producer and writer. With over 20 years in the music and media industry, she worked in St. Louis radio as an on-air talent for 16 years, in television as a writer/producer/assignment editor at KMOV-TV, and started her own podcast at Radiodanya.com showcasing St. Louis’ local music scene, is currently the host of
Arch City Live and is an on-air talent on 105.7 The Point. She received her Bachelor Degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and her Masters Degree from Saint Louis University. In addition to contributing to Arch City Media, she is a writer/editor/photographer for an online publication dedicated to documenting live shows throughout the U.S.: The Spectatour: We Spectate, We Tour. Aside from music’s spectrum of genres, she is also an avid hockey, baseball, and soccer fan.

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