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A Stitzel-Weller Affair 2019

The evening before the 145th Kentucky Derby, Blade and Bow hosted the annual Stitzel-Weller Affair: a special evening event featuring signature bourbon cocktails with live music by Mt. Joy and an alfresco dinner designed by restaurateur Brooks Reitz.

Special thanks to:

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Brooks Reitz 

Mt. Joy

Wiltshire Pantry 

Proof Media Mix 

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Guests arrive and are greeted with mint juleps at the fourth annual Stitzel-Weller Affair.

photo: Chris Wtizke

The must-have photo from the event: a picture with retired racehorse Stormin’ Sox.

photo: Chris Wtizke

Cocktail hour on the lawn includes live music and specialty drinks served from the custom Blade and Bow Horse Trailer.

photo: Chris Wtizke

A signature cocktail of the evening: the Blade and Bow New Fashioned garnished with Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. bourbon cherries.

photo: Chris Wtizke

Blade and Bow’s Jeff Parrott welcomes guests and introduces North American Whiskey Educator Doug Kragel to lead partygoers through a neat tasting of the spirit.

photo: Chris Wtizke

Guests toast the occasion with a neat pour of Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

photo: Chris Wtizke

Restaurateur Brooks Reitz speaks to the family-style menu of buttermilk fried chicken, lamb, savory pancakes, and spring succotash.

photo: Chris Wtizke

The evening setting in front of the historic distillery.

photo: Chris Wtizke

Immediately following dinner, folk-rock band Mt. Joy entertains the crowd with a lively performance that lasts into the night.

photo: Chris Wtizke

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