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Ginny Reports Back on Marriott Hotels Bourbon Battles

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

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Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be invited to join some other spirits writers and bloggers to at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa as Marriott Hotels launched their premier Bourbon Battles competition. This five-city cocktail competition looks to find the best bourbon cocktail creator and to showcase Marriott Hotels’ superior bourbon selections. The whirlwind trip took me from a tour of Maker’s Mark Distillery with COO Rob Samuels, a tasting panel highlighting Maker’s new Private Select Program hosted by whiskey expert Heather Greene, an edge-of-your-seat cocktail competition and celebration, and culminated in a corporate box at Keeneland Racetrack. I wrote up my experiences for Bourbon & Banter and  you can read the full story here.

In the meantime here are some photos of the event that didn’t make it into the story as a bonus for my Tonic Tours readers. Cheers!

Heather Greene crowns Ashley Sherrow, left, winner of the first Marriott Hotels Bourbon Battles competition at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa April 14, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. (Mark Cornelison/AP Images for Marriott Hotels)

Heather Greene crowns Ashley Sherrow, left, winner of the first Marriott Hotels Bourbon Battles competition at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa April 14, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. (Mark Cornelison/AP Images for Marriott Hotels)

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