The story of bourbon headlines at Russell

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]

NEAT: The Story of Bourbon is a documentary that tells the story of Kentucky’s signature drink and it will be showing at Maysville’s signature movie theater, the Russell Theatre, this weekend.

The documentary “dives into the rich and storied world of bourbon. Exploring its colorful history, charismatic characters, and uniquely American process, the film is a celebration of the artistry that makes America’s only native spirit,” according to a synopsis the the film.

Luanne Mattingly, vice president of the Russell Theatre Corp., a group dedicated to restoring the historic Maysville theater to its glory days, said the group will present multiple showings of the film in celebration of the the opening of the Old Pogue Experience in the Kentucky Gateway Museum’s Center Limestone Building.

Show times are 7 and 9 p.m., on Friday and 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m., on Saturday.

In conjunction with the film and the ribbon-cutting, the Russell organization is also sponsoring a bourbon ball tasting contest for connoisseurs of the famous Kentucky treat. Cooks and candy makers are invited to bring their entries along with a $20 entry fee to the Russell by noon on Saturday, Mattingly said. The samples of the confections will be judged in a blind taste by the public for $5 a person from 1-5 p.m. The winner will receive $100.

Bourbon-related items will also available for purchase, Mattingly said.

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Mary Ann Kearns

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