Doolin’s 3rd Annual German Fest & Bourbon Tasting

October 7 at the Doolin Estate

This is primarily an outdoor event – rain or shine. Steve and Bernadette live in a beautiful log home on roughly 10 acres of wooded land outside of LaGrange – perfect for this sort of event. Bring folding chairs if you have them, plan on a bonfire. If the weather does not cooperate this will become a barn/porch party. There is limited parking and we believe 10-15 cars can be safely accommodated. Bring your P-Cars, we’d like to see the driveway and parking areas full of beautiful cars. We will assist with parking so there’s no chance for door dings or other mishaps.
Food and drink will be provided. There will be veggie trays with various dips for an app, then a selection of Brats cooked on the grill with sides of German Potato Salad, German Red Cabbage, chips, and maybe beans. The menu is still coming together but count on Brats and Potato Salad at the very least. Drinks will be primarily “adult” in nature, but we will have some soda drinks on hand as well as plenty of fine Oldham county tap water.

There will be a blind Bourbon tasting as well (the real reason for this event). We will provide roughly 7 different Bourbons to be blind tasted against one another. We will have note cards and pens/pencils so you can take tasting notes and select your favorite Bourbon from the group provided. All of the Bourbons will be low proof bottlings – meaning all will be in the 80 – 86 proof range. All Bourbons will be commercially available and in the “reasonably priced” category – so no cask strength, specialty, or rare (expensive) bottlings for the tasting.
We also plan to have a selection of German beers on hand to fill in the gaps between Bourbon tastings.
I can be reached by email ( by anyone that has questions/suggestions/concerns.

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RSVP to Jason Miller by Thursday, Oct 5 and directions will be provided. The first 30 people are in.