G&G Distilled

Give Someone the Experience of G&G Events

From bourbon country getaways to suppers with celebrated Southern chefs, make the holidays brighter by giving an exclusive experience

A collage of three images. A tent by a horse racetrack; a man talks in front of shelves of whiskey and bourbon; a hand pours bourbon.

Photo: Courtesy of Keeneland; Courtest of Frazier History Museum; Courtesy of Bardstown

By the racetrack at Keeneland; exploring Frazier History Museum; a pour of bourbon from Bardstown Bourbon Company.

If there’s one thing loyal Garden & Gun readers look forward to almost as much as the arrival of each new issue, it’s the opportunity to taste the food, hear the music, visit the places, and meet the subjects the magazine covers in person. And if the ultimate holiday gift is an experience, consider sending your loved ones to G&G Distilled—especially if they happen to be bourbon enthusiasts. (And if that loved one is yourself, that’s okay too.)

photo: Courtesy of Beam Distilling
Master distillers Fred and Freddie Noe at James B. Beam Distilling Company.

This April, G&G will travel to the heart of Kentucky’s bourbon country for six days, inviting readers along for an exclusive tasting and barbecue with Jim Beam’s master distillers; an immersive dinner in the Old Bottling Ruins of Castle & Key; and an “owner for a day” experience at the prestigious Keeneland Spring Race Meet and Horses of Racing Age Sale. That’s in addition to a host of perks, including a private tasting hosted by G&G editor in chief David DiBenedetto, a curated gift bag of bourbon country’s finest surcees, and four hand-selected bottles of the state’s most famous libation. 

photo: Courtesy of Visit Lexington
The Sunken Garden at Castle and Key Distillery.

Want to share the holiday spirits with even more friends and family? You can give G&G Distilled events a la carte. Perhaps Aunt Kay gets a seat at the Women in Whiskey table, a luncheon at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens celebrating the women shaping Kentucky’s bourbon and food industries. For your rock-and-roller brother, wrap up two tickets to Sanctuary Sessions, an evening toasting the creative spirit of Heaven’s Door Whiskey and its co-owner, folk icon Bob Dylan. For your artistic cousins, put a bow on a pair of tickets to Spirit of the Arts, an event at Louisville’s historic Gardencourt featuring specialty cocktails and neat pours from Angel’s Envy before a private lunch prepared by chef Edward Lee (owner of Magnolia 610 and Nami) and a live reading from former Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson.

photo: Louisville Tourism
The Speed Art Museum.

The fun will also spill beyond Kentucky. Rather than stuffing another pair of socks in your family’s stockings, go with seats at a sea-to-table Sunday Supper at the Garden & Gun Club in Atlanta in March; this collaborative dinner between two renowned chefs from Wilmington, North Carolina—Dean Neff of Seabird restaurant and Keith Rhodes of Catch—will give your crew something to look forward to in the new year. Or dust off your wranglers and send your pardners to Houston in February for G&G’s Rodeo Smoke Show, a celebration of bourbon, boots, and barbecue. Texas-two-step to live music while enjoying craft bourbon cocktails, shopping from top names in Western goods, and sampling mouthwatering smoked meats from chef Leonard Botello. Pair that with a two-for-one subscription to the magazine—or tuck the tickets under an item from G&G’s Winter Catalogue for an extra seasonal surprise. 

Give the ones you love an experience from the magazine they read cover to cover—a gift they’ll remember long after the tree has come down.