Forecastle Festival’s Bourbon Lodge will feature rare bourbons


The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail outpost of the Forecastle Festival (July 14-16 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park), will be serving up some of the most sought-after Kentucky Bourbon limited editions this year at its new Rarities Bar, presented by Liquor Barn and curated by category director Brad Williams.

The Rarities Bar will also debut unique blends crafted by Williams and Forecastle Founder JK McKnight, available for sample only at Forecastle and for purchase at select Liquor Barn locations.

The Rarities Bar will include the following Kentucky Bourbon Trail offerings:

  • Four Roses Al Young “50th Anniversary” Small Batch
  • Four Roses Elliott’s Select 2016 Limited Edition Single Barrel
  • Four Roses 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch
  • Four Roses 2015 Limited Edition Small Batch
  • Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch
  • Four Roses 2013 Limited Edition Small Batch
  • Michter 10-Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2016
  • Old Forester “The Statesman”
  • Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 23-Year Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • Orphan Barrel Barterhouse 20-Year Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • Whiskey Barons Collection Bond & Lillard
  • Whiskey Barons Collection Old Ripy
  • Wild Turkey Decades
  • Wild Turkey 17-Year Master’s Keep
  • Woodford Reserve Double Double Oaked

And the following Liquor Barn Private Barrel Selections:

  • Elijah Craig 12-Year- Old Single Barrel
  • Four Roses Barrel Proof Single Barrel (multiple selections)
  • Knob Creek 14-Year- Old Single Barrel – Forecastle Selection
  • Maker’s Mark Private Select Cask Strength – Forecastle Selection

All Rarities Bar offerings will be released at specific times throughout the festival, available until limited quantities are depleted. A full schedule of releases will be shared prior to the festival; those with Bourbon Lodge memberships, currently available at, will have early access to the release schedule.

The 15th annual Forecastle Festival, which has grown to attract more than 1.5 million visitors per year, will feature dozens of performers including LCD Soundsystem, Odesza, Weezer, Cage the Elephant, Spoon, and PJ Harvey.

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