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Opening New Speakeasy June 14

Updated: Jun 7

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Liz Barrett (312) 446-6945


Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Opens New On-Site Speakeasy


New Space Will Host Private Tastings and New “Sipping in Secret” Experience


All Are Invited to a Speakeasy Party on National Bourbon Day (June 14)


June 6, 2024 – Louisville, Kentucky – Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey has created a new Speakeasy in its Whiskey Row home, created to host an exciting new guest experience, and they’re throwing a party to celebrate!  


At the Buzzard’s Roost Speakeasy Party on National Bourbon Day – Friday, June, 14, from

4 -7 p.m. -- guests will enjoy Prohibition-era cocktail and light bites, and will need to figure out a secret buzz word to get a sneak peek at the new Speakeasy, located on the lower level of Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience at 624 W. Main St. in Louisville.  Buzzard's Roost is bringing extra 20s flair with costumed characters and guests are invited to dress the part. A “police raid” isn’t out of the question either!


The Buzzard’s Roost Speakeasy will accommodate up to eight guests for a new one-hour experience entitled, “Sipping in Secret,” developed by Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Education Director Susan Reigler. During the experience, guests will hear the story of how Prohibition shaped America’s cocktail culture, taste “White Lightning” straight from the Buzzard’s Roost still and sip on a period cocktail popular in the days of Prohibition. Reservations are $28 per person and can be made online starting June 14. “Sipping in Secret” will be offered on Thursdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. and reservations are now open. Click here to book.

“What sets us apart on Whiskey Row are our experiences,” says Buzzard’s Roost Co-founder and CEO Judy Hollis Jones. “Our experiences are fun, immersive ways for guests to deepen their whiskey knowledge, and the new ‘Sipping in Secret’ experience in our Speakeasy created by Susan Reigler offers a fascinating look at how people got creative in order to continue sipping in the days of Prohibition.”


The Buzzard’s Roost Speakeasy also can be reserved for private barrel tastings and other VIP tasting events. Catering for small groups can be arranged.


About Buzzard’s Roost: Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey is an independent blender, bottler and distiller of exceptional whiskies crafted using pioneering techniques. Buzzard’s Roost whiskies are created using a combination of break-through techniques for secondary maturation including 18-month-seasoned oak barrels for intensified flavors and exclusive use of Char #1 over very specific toast levels to coax complex flavors from each barrel, leading to rye whiskeys and bourbons with flavors unlike any other.


Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskeys are distributed in 21 markets and Canada and select products are available online and at the Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience at 624 W. Main Street in downtown Louisville. All Buzzard’s Roost whiskeys are second-barrel aged and bottled at Bardstown Bourbon Company. Buzzard’s Roost is proud to be a woman-led company. Follow @buzzardsroostwhiskey on Instagram and Facebook.



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