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Chris Morris

Join us for an evening with Brown-Forman
Master Distiller, Chris Morris.

April 15, 2014 5:30-7:30PM

Tasting begins promptly at 6:00


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Tickets: $25/per person
Ticket price includes 4 tastings of bourbon along with light hors d’oeuvres and a specialty cocktail.

Chris Morris:
As just the seventh Master Distiller in Brown-Forman Corporation's 140-year history, Chris Morris is responsible for maintaining the award-winning taste of Woodford Reserve.

A Louisville native, Morris has been around bourbon his whole life. His dad was a production manager and his mother worked in the art department at Brown-Forman.

Morris has spent most of his working life promoting Brown-Forman brands. His career with Brown-Forman began in 1976 as a trainee in the Central lab working for the Master Distiller.

In 1988, he transitioned to Glenmore Distilleries Company, where he worked as brand manager for their North American Whiskies Group. Morris joined United Distillers through their acquisition of Glenmore in 1991 and quickly assumed the role of Bourbon Portfolio Brands Development Manager, where he developed new bourbon brands, designed and directed sales and trade programs and served as the company's global bourbon brand ambassador.

In 1997, Morris returned to Brown-Forman and, subsequently, was chosen to begin training as its 7th Master Distiller.

In a way, he compares himself to Brown-Forman's founder George Garvin Brown, who personally guarded the taste profile of his brands. "I love keeping involved with the crafting of the brand," says Morris.

Additionally, he serves as brand ambassador for Brown-Forman at numerous trade and consumer functions.

Menu of 4 bourbons for the April 15 tasting:

Woodford Reserve Distillers Select

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Woodford Reserve Classic Malt

Woodford Reserve Straight Malt



Unique Bottle available through this event only!

Purchase a Woodford Reserve bottle signed by Master Distiller, Chris Morris and engraved with the Legends Series event logo and date. 750 ml, $41.99 (Pre-purchase recommended. Limited availability the night of the event.)

Also available for pre-purchase only, a Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bottle signed by Master Distiller, Chris Morris, with your own message engraved on the front! Buy one for an upcoming birthday and engrave your loved one's name. Don't forget, Mother's Day and Father's Day are right around the corner! 750 ml, $59.99 (Short messages only, engraving is limited to one line. Pre-purchase cutoff is April 8th, 4pm)

Please Note: bottles must be picked up at the Museum, they will not be shipped.


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