Bourbon Lodge™

Kentucky is the epicenter of bourbon – seriously, 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced here! As a result, Forecastle is about much more than just the music. The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge™ has grown into a Forecastle headliner all its own, featuring unrivaled local eats, drinks, and festival perks! For the sixth year, we are partnering with the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to make our Bourbon Lodge™ a truly immersive experience, with additional culinary experiences, bourbon activities, and more!

Come try a taste of Kentucky with the Forecastle Festival and celebrate bourbon responsibly! Add a Bourbon Lodge™ Membership to your order when purchasing your Forecastle passes or visit the tickets page to purchase direct.

All ages allowed into the Bourbon Lodge™ / Must be 21+ to enjoy bourbon.

Membership & Pricing

  • Become an official member of the Bourbon Lodge™.
  • For those who purchase in advance of the festival, fans will gain entry into the Lodge for $30.00 + fees and receive 15 tickets.
  • For those who purchase memberships on-site, fans will gain entry into the Lodge for $35.00 and receive 15 tickets.
  • Each ticket is worth $1.00 and will be used to purchase food and drink inside the Lodge.
  • Official members will also receive a commemorative Bourbon Lodge™ double walled, steel mug, while supplies last!
  • This mug will allow official members to re-enter the Bourbon Lodge™ at any time throughout the weekend, with or without drink tickets on hand.
  • NEW IN 2018! Deep dive into the mind of Hunter S. Thompson with an exclusive, decadent and depraved, spirit experience reserved for Bourbon Lodge™ members only.
  • Add a Bourbon Lodge™ Membership to your order when purchasing your Forecastle passes or visit the tickets page to buy direct!
  • Must be 21+ to purchase.
  • Rarities Bar

    • The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge™, Forecastle Festival’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, will give bourbon fans exclusive access to some rare sips this year. The new Rarities Bar, presented by Liquor Barn and curated by category director Brad Williams, will feature some of the most sought-after, limited release Kentucky Bourbon expressions, many of which are exclusive to Forecastle.

      In addition, the Rarities Bar will debut unique, one-of-a-kind blends, crafted by Williams and Forecastle Founder JK McKnight, available for sample only at Forecastle and purchase at select Liquor Barn locations.

  • Fireside Chats

    • Fireside Chats, presented by Liquor Barn, will also return this year—offering an intimate, living room setting for educational panels, speakers and demonstrations with industry experts, retailers, mixologists and master distillers. 

  • Bourbon Cares

    • Forecastle will once again feature the Bourbon Cares program, presented by Liquor BarnThis tasty fundraising program pairs Forecastle Bourbon Brands with Forecastle Foundation conservation partners to support numerous Kentucky-based projects, including the Green River and Pine Mountain Wildlife Corridor initiatives. Forecastle attendees can purchase the single-barrel private selections by the drink in the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge™ or by the bottle at select Liquor Barn locations.

Other Amentities

  • Craving a Mint Julep or a Manhattan? Visit the Mixology Station to turn your bourbon of choice into a handcrafted cocktail, presented by Liquor Barn.

  • A Louisville chef will curate a unique menu centered around bourbon that features the highest quality, locally sourced food to pair with Kentucky's beverage of choice. Check back closer to the festival for full details!

  • Select brands will be crafting signature cocktails exclusively available at their booths in the Lodge. More details coming soon!

  • Can’t decide on just one bourbon? Enjoy selections from all of your favorite brands at the flight bar presented by Liquor Barn!

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