Surreal wrote:Do distillery's host conventions? I mean, why wouldn't we just go to the source. I don't want to get out of line or anything, I'm new, but, if MDM folks seem to like hard liwqour, why not jst go to Kentucky on a tour of the bourbon disilleries? don't they give you free booze at the end of those tours? We could even stage a MDM take-over of the distillery. We could demand we won't let the master distiller free until our demands were met. We can put Bundy in charge of fhe demands since he seems to have a stranglehold on killer ideas.
I like the way you're thinking, but, as a veteran of many distillery tours, I can tell you that this wouldn't work. First off, while undeniably awesome, distillery tours are repetitive. The process is the same across the board. A horde of bored drunkards would not be good.
Second, while they give you a sample, it's rather small. I don't know about you, but once my lizard gets a taste for booze, it demands more.
Finally, there aren't that many distilleries to choose from. Maker's is undoubtedly the coolest, while the most upscaly and fancy (and best one to eat at) is Woodford Reserve. I know, I know, I went pre-boycott. Heaven Hill's Bourbon Heritage Center is pretty cool, but last call in their tasting room is 5 PM. Add the fact that there aren't that many hotels in Bardstown, and you've got an issue. Lexington could work as the host city, but it's almost an hour drive from Bardstown. Louisville's about 45 minutes, and is a bit more drunkard-friendly, but neither are up to Vegas or New Orleans standards.Something like Thoroughbreds and Redheads
could work, but we'd all have to become Maker's ambassadors to attend the after-party. Maybe I could squeeze in a guest, but I doubt a Con's worth of guests would fly.
I love the Bluegrass State, the Commonwealth is in my soul, but it simply wouldn't work for a Con. Too many issues of logistics and infrastructure. I vote Vegas.