A CELEBRATION OF FINE
BOURBON, BBQ, AND WHISKEY!
Smoke & Barrel Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to produce quality entertainment for the enrichment of the community, while raising funding for worthy charities. There are currently two food and beverage centric events in the yearly lineup for Southwest Louisiana which serve to benefit United Way of SWLA. Each November, as the season begins to cool, the title event “Smoke & Barrel” features more than 80 bourbons, whiskeys, and scotches from around the world, alongside award winning regional BBQ vendors hailing from both Louisiana and Texas. In the Spring, “Rum Revival” celebrates the Gulf Coast’s colorful history and Caribbean heritage with a selection of dozens of rums and rum-based cocktails paired with Caribbean dishes prepared by some of Southwest Louisiana’s most talented chefs.
Established in 2018, “Smoke & Barrel” event takes place on the lawn of the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse beneath a canopy of majestic live oaks and has quickly established itself as the premiere spirits tasting event in Southwest Louisiana. Smell the savory aroma of oak and hickory. Taste BBQ from leading pitmasters that’s been expertly paired with bourbon, scotch, and whiskey. Hear the foot-stomping sounds of top regional bands. See works from local artisans and craftsmen. Feel the unique culture and hospitality of Southwest Louisiana.
Follow the smoke! Smoke & Barrel will entice the tastebuds of locals and travelers alike. We invite you to join us as we transform historic downtown Lake Charles into a celebration of the senses.