Brown Derby Weekend 2022

Louisville, KY, USA

Apr 29 - May 1, 2022
Group size: 1 - 27
Brown Derby Weekend 2022
Louisville, KY, USA

Apr 29 - May 1, 2022
Group size: 1 - 27

About this trip


We've waited A LONG TIME to announce this trip again!
Please join Black Bourbon Society for its 3rd Annual Brown Derby Weekend!

This exclusively curated 3-day experience features behind-the-scenes tours, exclusive whiskey tastings and a derby themed Opening Night at Churchill Downs. The weekend will conclude with a farewell brunch and an optional bottle hunting trip to Westport Whiskey & Wine.

Get ready to experience Bourbon Country with BBS!
Be sure to bring a suitcase large enough to take home all of your bourbon finds! Cheers!

What’s included

  • Exclusive Tours
    We are excited to be hosted by Heaven Hill Distillery! These tours are more than your generic tour. They are behind the scenes experiences with lots of amazing surprises.
  • Opening Night Tickets
    Your trip includes admission to Opening Night at Churchill Downs in a reserved box section.
  • Hotel Accommodations
    2 nights at the brand new Autograph Collection Hotel Distil. (Event only package does not include hotel stay).
  • Select Meals
    Your registration includes a welcome dinner at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, a grab & go breakfast on Saturday Morning, lunch at Heaven Hill Distillery, and a farewell brunch on Sunday.
  • Luxury Transportation
    All transportation to distilleries and to Churchill Downs will be provided on a luxury bus.
  • Welcome Cocktail & Gift
    Welcome cocktails and gifts from BBS, Louisville Tourism, Marriott Bonvoy and Heaven Hill Distillery greets you at registration check-in at Hotel Distil.
  • Travel to Louisville
    Best way to get to Louisville is by car or plane (SDF). Please plan to arrive at Hotel Distil by noon on 4/29. We'll see you when you get here!
  • Airport Transfers
    You can add on airport transfers for an additional fee. Executive Transportation provides professional service in their fleet of luxury vehicles.
  • Select Meals
    Snacks and food at Churchill Downs is not included.
  • Overnight Parking
    If you are driving to Louisville, Hotel parking is not included. There is a self-parking is $28 per day, valet is $32 per day.
  • Souvenirs/Bottle Finds
    Bring a suitcase large enough to take all of your whiskey finds. Buy as much as you can manage to take home!
  • Hotel Incidentals
    When you check-in at Hotel Distil, you will be asked to provide a credit card to pay for incidentals - including food and room service.
  • Transportation
    Transportation beyond the scope of the trip is not covered. Please be prepared to use UBER or LYFT to get around Louisville beyond our weekend itinerary.

Available Packages

Event Only
Available until February 28, 2022Sold Out
Deposit: $250
1 person - Double Queen
Available until February 28, 2022Sold Out

One Person sharing a Double Queen room with a roommate (assigned or requested).

Deposit: $450
1 person - King Room
Available until February 28, 2022Sold Out

One person staying in a King room.
If staying as a couple, please add an Event Only ticket to your order.

Deposit: $550

Available options



Day 1 - Friday, April 29
Hit the Ground Running!

Check-in to Louisville's newest hotel, Hotel Distil where you will be greeted by our staff with a cocktail and welcome bag.

We will then board a luxury bus over to Evan Williams Bourbon Experience for an in depth look into their unique approach to producing whiskey. We'll do the tour of their on-site distillery, drink specialty cocktails, and have a special whiskey tasting and dinner with a few special guest from Heaven Hill Distillery.

After dinner, explore the bustling city of Louisville on your own.
Bar hop down Main Street or dash over to Indiana for cigars and more whiskey at Match Cigar Bar.

Your Organizer

Black Bourbon Society
Black Bourbon Society bridges the gap between the spirits industry and African American bourbon enthusiasts through our social media platforms, brand-partnered events and exclusive excursions. We challenge traditional direct consumer marketing standards by curating experiences that genuinely engage our unique demographic, and advocate for diversity and inclusion through speaking engagements and consulting within the spirits industry.