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About Bourbon Experiences

Thoughtfully crafted by industry expert Aften Locken, combining years of expertise and a passion for bourbon, for a remarkable guest experience. 

Bourbon Expert Aften Locken

Aften Locken
Chief Bourbon Nerd

Aften combines bourbon insider knowledge with engaging presentations that entertain and educate any audience. She has conducted over 500 bourbon presentations, designed premium mixology showcases and led concierge tours. Highlights of her industry experience include:

  • Bourbon Steward for the Louisville Thoroughbred Society

  • Interviewee of  "Prominent Women in Bourbon" for the University of Kentucky Oral History Project

  • Instructor for the Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild 

  • Local Celebrity Mixologist Featured Alongside Food Network Stars: Darnell "Superchef" Ferguson, Chef Damaris Pillips and Chef Jackie Joseph

  • Cocktail Designer and Presenter for Blanton's Bourbon Video Series

  • Guest Lecturer for Midway University Alumni Bourbon Showcase

  • Guest Speaker for University of Kentucky Bourbon Writing Course

  • Designer and Manager of Kentucky Bourbon Festival VIP Bar Program 2021 & 2022

  • Director of Mixology Showcase for Millionaire's Row at The Kentucky Derby 2021 & 2022


Let's start planning your bourbon experience today!


Phone: (502) 341-5238

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