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Smoke & Barrel

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.

WHEN

November 16, 2024

1:00pm-5:00pm

WHERE

CALCASIEU PARISH COURTHOUSE LAWN

Downtown Lake Charles
1000 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70602

Smoke & Barrel WEEKEND LINE-UP
NOVEMBER 14TH-17TH, 2024

GRAND TASTING EVENT

SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 16TH, 2024 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM

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 nearly 100 different bourbons, scotches, and whiskeys. 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.

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MEET THE MAKERS: Distiller's Dinner

FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 15TH, 2024 | 7:00 – 9:00pm

Friday’s ‘Meet the Makers’ dinner is an exquisite celebration of craftsmanship and flavor, spotlighting bourbon distillers and their exceptional spirits. As a precursor to the upcoming Smoke & Barrel event, the Pioneer club will host this immersive experience, a smorgasbord centered around bourbon, scotch, and whiskey. A delightful fusion of culinary and distillation expertise, allowing each participating distillery and the culinary team to showcase their skills and products. With boundless creativity and talent on display, attendees eagerly anticipate the innovative and delectable offerings awaiting them. Click below for more information and tickets!

COCKTAIL ROYALE FINALE EVENT

THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 14TH, 2024 | 6:30 – 9:00pm

Finish your weekend in the best way with SUNDAY BRUNCH! Brunch: the perfect cure your hangover with delicious food and maybe just a hint of ‘hair of the dog’. Purchase your all inclusive ticket for a Sunday morning SMOKIN BRUNCH at THE CHARTHOUSE at Golden Nugget Lake Charles.

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COCKTAIL ROYALE: Cocktail Competition

SEPTEMBER 20TH – NOVEMBER 10TH

In the weeks leading up to Smoke & Barrel, restaurants and bars all over the city will be participating in the Crown Royale Cocktail Contest! The mixologist at each has created a craft cocktail with the only required ingredient being a select bourbon, chosen by our spirits sponsor! 6 weeks, 10+ locations, several different cocktails, and only 1 will be crowned PEOPLE’S CHOICE! You can cast your vote for your favorite via the QR codes found at each location. Stay tuned for our cocktail exploration as we make our way around and tell your friends so you can start planning your 6 week bar crawl!

AMATUER BBQ COOK-OFF

SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 16TH | 6:5AM – 2:45PM

Calling all amateur grillers, smokers, and meat cookers; Smoke & Barrel presents it’s 5th annual BBQ Cook-Off! Join us on December 2nd during Smoke & Barrel event to compete for the titles of Best Ribs & Best Freestyle – anything you can cook on a BBQ pit.
Entry Fee: $200

Don’t just Follow the Smoke during Smoke & Barrel, be a part of it! Sign-up here soon!

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SMOKIN' BRUNCH

SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 17TH, 2024

Finish your weekend in the best way with SUNDAY BRUNCH! Brunch: the perfect cure your hangover with delicious food and maybe just a hint of ‘hair of the dog’. Purchase your all inclusive ticket for a Sunday morning SMOKIN BRUNCH, location TBA!

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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sponsoring Smoke & Barrel

2024 FOOD VENDORS

SMOKE & BARREL BOURBON

Smoke & Barrel Jefferson’s Single Barrel Whiskey

Smoke & Barrel is so excited to present you with an amazing Single Barrel of Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 27. This delightful bourbon traveled all over the world and stopped at ports all across the globe. From Jefferson’s Bourbon, “The constant motion of the sea churns the whiskey, increasing its interaction with the wood of the barrel. Extreme weather ranging from the coldest of coldest to the warmest of temperatures hyper-ages the liquid in ways no rickhouse could. Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea® Bourbon is Aged At The Mercy of The Sea. Experience a voyage yourself.”

You can see the voyage that our special single barrel took from Savannah, Georgia, around Australia, up the east Asian coast and back here.

2023 Smoke & Barrel's
Jefferson's Single Barrel Whiskey

Smoke & Barrel is so excited to present you with an amazing Single Barrel of Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 27. This delightful bourbon traveled all over the world and stopped at ports all across the globe. From Jefferson’s Bourbon, “The constant motion of the sea churns the whiskey, increasing its interaction with the wood of the barrel. Extreme weather ranging from the coldest of coldest to the warmest of temperatures hyper-ages the liquid in ways no rickhouse could. Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea® Bourbon is Aged At The Mercy of The Sea. Experience a voyage yourself.”

You can see the voyage that our special single barrel took from Savannah, Georgia, around Australia, up the east Asian coast and back here.

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