The Whisky Chicks and Bourbon Brotherhood hosted the tenth annual Bourbon Mixer presented by Homes of Tradition on Saturday, August 19, at The Olmsted. The theme was Bourbon Disco, and the lively event had music, dancing, food, and bourbon tastings from 21 craft and global distilleries. The auction, hosted by Legacy Home & Estate Services, featured 100 specialty items. The renowned Pappy Van Winkle and W.L. Weller raffles raised more money than ever before, with the Pappy raffle selling out completely. The event raised a record-breaking $160,000 for the Coalition for the Homeless. The Bourbon Flight handed out engraved jiggers to all the disco dudes and dudettes.
“The tenth annual Bourbon Mixer was the best one yet, thanks to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors, who have now raised over $600,000 for the Coalition’s work to end homelessness,” said Natalie Harris, Executive Director of the Coalition. “With these funds, we’ll move people from homelessness to permanent housing and continue to fight for enough shelter and housing to meet the needs of unhoused Louisvillians.”
The awards for the evening were as follows:
- Top Fundraiser: Green River Distilling Co.
- Bourbon Brotherhood Fan Favorite: Michter’s Distillery
- Whisky Chicks Fan Favorite: Barrell Craft Spirits
- Best Dressed Winners: Kia Hampton and Craig Stein
- Pappy Raffle Winner: Janet Redeford from Clarksville, IN
- Weller Raffle Winner: Jason Harris from Raleigh, NC
Be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s event on Saturday, August 17, 2024, at The Olmsted, and the launch of next year’s Pappy and Weller raffles: Monday, July 1, 2024!
About the Bourbon MixerThe Bourbon Mixer was created in 2014 by Bruce Corwin of the Bourbon Brotherhood and Linda Ruffenach of the Whisky Chicks, and is supported by a planning committee of generous volunteers from those social groups. Since its inception in 2014, the Bourbon Mixer has raised over $600,000 in support of the Coalition for the Homeless’ mission and work.
About the Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless’ mission is to prevent and end homelessness here in Louisville. The Coalition advocates for change educates the public about the face of homelessness, and coordinates the work of their 40+ member agencies across the city. Find the Coalition online at www.louhomeless.org or www.facebook.com/LouHomeless.