Maker’s Mark Private Select Dinner

Starts At 6:30 pm
On Tue Mar 28
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Chef John Varanese invites you to the launch of his own Maker’s Mark Private Select Bourbon! Enjoy a four course meal created by Chef John & Chef Erik, expertly paired with Maker’s Mark bourbons, including the Varanese Private Select.

The Varanese team visited the Maker’s Mark Distillery to craft a unique batch of bourbon with hand-picked flavor profiles created with finishing barrel staves. The result is a fully customized and matured Maker’s Mark® bourbon at cask strength that you will not find anywhere else but Varanese.

The cost of this dinner will be $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required with a credit card and can be made by calling (502) 899-9904 or emailing A $25 per seat fee will be charged for reservations cancelled within 24 hours of the event.


Reception Cocktail: “Kentucky Tea”

First Course
Flight: Maker’s Mark – Makers 46 – Maker’s “Varanese Barrel” Private Select
Maker’s French Cuvée Stave Cold Smoked Steak Tartar with a Sunnyside up Quail Egg and Kettle Cooked Chips

Second Course
Maker’s Mark French Mocha Stave French Onion Soup with Toasted Baguette and Melted Gruyere Cheese

Third Course
Entrée Cocktail: “Fig Spiced Pear Manhattan”
Toasted French Spice Stave Smoked Grilled Bone-In Pork Chop topped with a Dried Fig and Balsamic Chutney with Roasted Cauliflower and a Herb Crusted Bacon and 5 Cheese Macaroni

Fourth Course
Dessert Cocktail: “Hazelnut-Coffee Cocktail”
Baked American Stave Bourbon Glazed Fried Apple Turnover served with House-Made Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Executive Chef / Proprietor – John Varanese
Chef de Cuisine – Erik Abraham
Sous Chef – Callie Critchelow
Special Guest Speakers – Rachel Ford, Maker’s Mark Distillery
Bill Samuels, 7th Generation, Chairman Emeritus, Maker’s Mark Distillery
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