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G&G Celebrates 225 Years of Kentucky

To honor Kentucky’s 225th anniversary of statehood, Garden & Gun readers gathered on June 2, 2017, at Gainesway Farm in Lexington for a lively evening of Kentucky bourbon, food, and music. The special event featured a Kentucky menu by chef Ouita Michel, Woodford Reserve bourbon cocktails, and performances by the Watson Twins, Ben Sollee, and Freakwater.

Special thanks to:
Gainesway

Kentucky Tourism

Refined Social Events

Woodford Reserve

 

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G&G and Kentucky Tourism celebrate 225 years of Kentucky at Gainesway Farm.

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Sisters Chandra and Leigh Watson of the Watson Twins pose before performing for the crowd.

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Kentucky Deptartment of Travel & Tourism Commissioner Kristen Branscum with G&G Vice President & Publisher Christian Bryant.

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Guests are served Kentucky Mules made with Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select bourbon, Gents Mule Syrup, lime, and mint.

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Kelly’s wild-caught shrimp salad prepared by chef Ouita Michel.

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Chef Ouita Michel takes a break from the kitchen before singing “My Old Kentucky Home” with musician Ben Sollee.

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Freakwater artists Catherine Ann Irwin (left) and Janet Beveridge Bean.

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From left: Mike and Erin Hilton, Anne and Jacob Hardy, Kristen Branscum, Mary Quinn Ramer, and Jeff Fugate sip on Kentucky craft cocktails.

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Cedar Ring Farm Swiss chard tian.

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Ben Sollee performs in the Stallion Pavilion at Gainesway Farm during dinner.

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Attendees have the opportunity to experience Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select flavor wheel tasting with Master Taster Elizabeth McCall.

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Gainesway’s Jessica Gwaltney (right) and her husband Will, enjoy specialty cocktails prior to the seated meal.

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G&G Vice President & Publisher Christian Bryant and G&G Style Director Haskell Harris toast to 225 years of Kentucky at Gainesway Farm.

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