The Mercantile Library presents A Century of Cincinnati Whiskey on Friday, May 13—just one of five ways to unleash your spirits animal this week.
1. The Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar
The name says it all, no? Sidle up to one of OKBB’s comfortable bar stools and let the experts behind the bar guide you.
2. The Littlefield
This cozy neighborhood bar and restaurant in Northside specializes in Bourbon cocktails. Every month they concoct a flight or cocktail that benefits a local non-profit organization. Consider it drinking for a cause.
3. Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Remove hiking the Appalachain trail from your bucket list—too much walking, not enough Bourbon. This is the trek you want to do. Kentuckybourbontrail.com has information on all nine distilleries on the tour. Don’t forget to have your official Bourbon Trail passport stamped at each location; it may be the only way you remember your visit in the morning.
4. Newberry Brothers Coffee & Prohibition Bourbon Bar
From the street it looks like just another charming coffee shop (which it is) but the Prohibition Bourbon Bar at Newberry Bros. Coffee in Newport offers more than 700 different spirits in a clandestine, speakeasy-inspired atmosphere.
5. Whiskey-a-gogo at the Mercantile Library
Jay Erisman of New Riff Distilling leads a program on our region’s whiskey history with some help from Molly Wellman, George Remus Whiskey, Boone County Distilling, and Indian Creek Distillery. $20 members; $25 non-members.