Bourbon + Bitters = Cocktail Magic!

26jun6:00 pm9:00 pmBourbon + Bitters = Cocktail Magic!

Event Details

Join Heather Wibbels (aka The Cocktail Contessa), Green River Distilling, BW Michigan and Charlie’s Still on Main for a ‘bitters’ event!

The evening at Charlie’s Still on Main will begin with a Welcome Cocktail featuring Green River Wheated Bourbon and specialty appetizers.

We will then dive into our Bitters and Bourbon Masterclass featuring Heather Wibbels, Managing Director of Bourbon Women, award-winning author, top mixologist and The Cocktail Contessa. During the cocktail class, we will explore how bitters add balance and flavor to bring out all of our favorite things from bourbon. You’ll find out what bitters are, why they pair well with bourbon, and how they’re used in a classic cocktail like the Old Fashioned.

What you’ll learn:

  • The origin of bitters
  • How bitters work with bourbon
  • Sensory components of a great old fashioned
  • History of the old fashioned and the origin of its name
  • How to make Old Fashioneds at home
  • How to choose a great bourbon for an Old Fashioned
  • Using bitters to complement your selected base spirit

You will walk away with a mastery of how to evaluate a bourbon amd understand what kinds of bitters and syrups will pair beautifully to elevate the whiskey you’re mixing them with, whether well, premium or bottom-shelf bourbons.

As a special feature, we are offering the opportunity to purchase Heather’s award-winning cocktail book, Bourbon is My Comfort Food as a ticket add-on.

Registration Deadline – June 20. No refunds after that date.

Must be 21 to participate. Please sip responsibly.

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$60 BW Members – remember to use your email address for the promo code to receive the $15 discount.

$75 – Non-members

$125 Bundle Ticket – this ticket includes a one-year BW membership ($75 value) and the event ticket. New members only, please.

Add-on a copy of Heather’s book, Bourbon is My Comfort Food for $25.


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Charlie's Still on Main

525 North Main Street #Suite 200, Milford Charter Township, MI 48381


Bourbon Women

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Bourbon Women is THE organization for women who are passionate about Bourbon culture, women, and the promise of adventure when the two are combined. As an independent resource bringing women of all walks of life together over a glass of Bourbon, our focus is to:

  •  Initiate, inspire and cultivate, deep, meaningful relationships.
  • Encourage the development of women personally, professionally, and courageously, supporting members in their journey to become the best versions of themselves.
  • Provide a safe, inclusive environment for fun, discovery, and learning.
  • Barley Mash or Corn Mash? Let's get together.

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