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Oxford Bourbon Festival and Auction 2019

On May 24 and 25, guests of the Oxford Bourbon Festival and Auction were treated to bourbon tastings in historic homes, bites from acclaimed Southern chefs, an exclusive performance by Grammy-nominated band Cha Wa, and live and silent auctions featuring rare bourbon by both the bottle and barrel.

Proceeds benefited Move On Up Mississippi, a non-profit organization funding health and wellness initiatives for students across the state.

 

Special thanks to:
Chef John Currence
City Grocery Restaurant Group
Chef Vishwesh Bhatt
Cha Wa
Move on Up Mississippi

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On Friday, the Bourbon Tasting Tour of Homes kicks off at John Currence’s Snackbar.

photo: Paul Gandy

Guests receive a custom map of downtown Oxford’s historic homes to follow.

photo: Paul Gandy

Following a walking route through Oxford, guests stop for private tours at a number of historic homes.

photo: Paul Gandy

At each stop, guests are invited to sample various bourbons.

photo: Paul Gandy

Guests take in the sensory notes of each bourbon before tasting.

photo: Paul Gandy

Tour participants enjoy the warm spring evening, perfect for mingling, drinking, and wandering through Oxford’s historic district.

photo: Paul Gandy

Chefs from the City Grocery Restaurant Group offer light bites to accompany the bourbon tastings at each historic home along the route.

photo: Paul Gandy

Grammy-nominated funk group Cha Wa performs at The Lyric in the heart of Oxford’s Downtown Square.

photo: Paul Gandy

An array of covetable items are displayed at Saturday’s auction and dinner at the Vaught/Hemingway Stadium South Endzone Field Club.

photo: Paul Gandy

Bourbon cocktails are plentiful throughout the evening.

photo: Paul Gandy

Guests enjoy a dinner specially curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Vishwesh Bhatt.

photo: Paul Gandy

Attendees place their bids for rare bourbons, travel experiences, distillery trips, and other big-ticket prizes during the live auction.

photo: Paul Gandy

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