Old Fashioned Fortnight celebrates Bourbon City’s official cocktail

The 14-day celebration commemorates the cocktail that originated at the Pendennis Club.

woman holding old fashioned cocktail and smiling

Former mayor, Greg Fischer, proclaimed the old fashioned as “Louisville’s Official Cocktail” in 2015.

Photo by Louisville Tourism

The old fashioned is Louisville’s official cocktail, and Louisville Tourism’s Old Fashioned Fortnight won’t let you forget it. The 14-day-long event kicked off on Kentucky’s birthday, June 1, so if you missed the memo you’ve got some catching — or should we say, drinking — up to do. Here are a few festivities we’re looking forward to:

🥃 Create Your Own Candle at Maddox & Rose-Nulu | Available by appointment | Mix scents to fill your home with the smell of bourbon from a custom-created candle.

🥃 Barrels & Billets at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory | Times vary
| Travel to the 1800s to taste, create, bottle, and name your own whiskey.

🥃 Craft Your Own Cocktail at The Frazier History Museum | Monday–Wednesday, 2 p.m. + Thursday–Saturday, 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. | Craft an old fashioned with the help of bourbon stewards.

Explore the full list of ways to celebrate.

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