Let us take you on a leisurely stroll on the path to
Bourbon Basics is a division of Whisky Chicks, LLC
Let us immerse you and your guests into all things Kentucky as we create memorable moments centered around Kentucky Bourbon.
Bourbon Basics™ is the educational arm of the Whisky Chicks®. We are dedicated to making learning about whisk(e)y, especially Kentucky bourbon whiskey, fun and approachable.
Our non-traditional tastings are designed to appeal to novices, enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. We mix together Kentucky history, bourbon folklore, cocktails and tastings.
Our brand agnostic approach allows us to offer a variety of options as you go down the path to bourbon enlightenment.
We offer private events, bourbon classes and customized bourbon tastings.
“Our sponsors and VIPs are still talking about their bourbon experience in Kentucky. What a great way to kick off our convention,”
— Jen Tornatta,
“We have struggled to get our clients to come to after hours events but the moment we said Kentucky bourbon, they were all in!”
— Lori Gibson,
How we got here
Bourbon Basics™ is the educational arm of the Whisky Chicks®. We create tasting experiences centered around the education and immersion into Kentucky bourbon. Our entire staff has been certified as Stave & Thief Bourbon Stewards, a designation offered by Moonshine University and recognized by the Kentucky Distiller's Association as the official authority on bourbon training.
Founder, Linda Ruffenach, believes there is not a right way or wrong way to drink bourbon. In fact, she believes that everyone’s journey is different and that for many taking the leap from wine to whiskey can be incredibly intimidating. Her objective? Make learning about Kentucky bourbon approachable, fun and informative. Her ideals and philosophies can be found in her upcoming book, "How to be Bourbon Badass."
We have partnered with top international brands to create over 75+ unique experiences and have guided thousands of men and women on their bourbon journey. They have discovered, that sharing a glass of bourbon and learning about America’s native spirit can be the great common denominator for bringing people together and creating memorable moments. MORE