Kentucky is the epicenter of Bourbon – seriously, 95% of the world’s Bourbon is produced here! As a result, Forecastle is about much more than just the music. The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge has grown into a Forecastle headliner all its own, featuring local eats, drinks, and festival perks that are unrivaled!  For the second year, we are partnering with Kentucky Distillers’ Association to make our Bourbon Lodge a truly immersive experience, with additional culinary experiences, bourbon activities, and more!

Come try a taste of Kentucky with the Forecastle Festival and celebrate Bourbon responsibly!

All ages allowed into the Bourbon Lodge / Must be 21+ to enjoy Bourbon.

Bourbon distilleries from all over Kentucky will feature a variety of carefully selected offerings. 2013 participants included Corsair Artisan, Early Times, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Old Forester, Old Pogue, Town Branch, Wild Turkey, Willett, and Woodford Reserve.

Check back soon and we will unveil all of the delicious selections to be featured at Forecastle this year.

  • Enjoy a pour in the air-conditioned Lodge or step out onto the spacious patio to take in the sights and sounds of the Port Stage.

  • Craving a Mint Julep or a Manhattan? Visit the Mixology Station to turn your bourbon of choice into a handcrafted cocktail.

  • To top it all off, full-service, air-conditioned restrooms will be available exclusively for patrons of the Bourbon Lodge.

Food Options

What pairs perfectly with Bourbon? A handcrafted culinary experience tailored to compliment the taste of Kentucky! While you’re at the Bourbon Lodge, don’t miss the special menu we’ve crafted for your days on the Waterfront.

Option One

  • For $10.00, fans will gain entry into the Lodge and receive 10 tickets.
  • Each ticket is worth $1.00 and can be used to purchase food and drink inside the Lodge.
  • Fans can re-enter the Lodge by showing a ticket.
  • If fans are out of tickets, a minimum purchase of 10 tickets is required to re-enter the Lodge.

Option Two

  • Become an official member of the Bourbon Lodge.
  • For $20.00, fans will gain entry into the Lodge and receive 12 tickets.
  • Each ticket is worth $1.00 and will be used to purchase food and drink inside the Lodge.
  • Official members will also receive a commemorative Bourbon Lodge double walled, steel mug from Eco Vessel. While supplies last!
  • This mug will allow official members to re-enter the Bourbon Lodge at any time throughout the weekend, with or without having tickets on hand.
  • Must be 21+ to purchase