Texas Bourbon Shootout

Jim Murray


February 1, 2019
Holiday Inn, Infinity Center
300 Tuttle Circle
Longview, TX


The first ever Texas Bourbon Shootout is coming to Longview, hosted by the East Texas Bourbon Society. Ten Texas distilleries will battle it out for the title of The Best Bourbon in Texas. Jim Murray, author of the Whisky Bible, will crown the champion. 

Event guests will join in on the action by tasting the entries of 10 Texas Distilleries as Jim Murray talks through their submission. Seating is limited for The Texas Bourbon Shootout to keep this historic moment intimate and enjoyable for everyone involved. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Longview World of Wonders, A Hands-On Discovery Center for Children.

Only 250 tickets are available for the event, which is guaranteed to create a buzz among bourbon lovers across the region and state.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I just watching Jim Murray taste bourbon?
No, you will be tasting all 10 bourbon entries submitted along with Jim Murray. He will be providing high energy tasting notes on each Texas bourbon, and then at the end of the evening you will be able to vote on your favorite bourbon.

Do you need to be a bourbon aficionado to attend?
No, Jim Murray works carefully so people, whatever their level as a bourbon enthusiast, will not feel out of place and will end the evening not only having been entertained, but feeling that their understanding and appreciate of bourbon has been greatly enhanced. 

What all is included in the ticket price?
Securing your spot in the room as Texas history is being made! Tasting all 10 bourbon entries submitted along with Jim Murray. Entry to the Champions Reception which will include dinner, drinks, and live music. 

Is the ticket tax deductible?
The East Texas Bourbon Society is a 501-c3 nonprofit, so yes it is tax deductible to the extent that the IRS allows. Event proceeds from the event are being donated to the World of Wonders Children's Hands-on Discovery Center!

Will there be additional items for purchase?
Yes, we will of course have event swag available for purchase so all of your buddies will know that you were at The Texas Bourbon Shootout. We will also have a silent auction with everything from playing golf with Distillery Owners and Master Distillers to a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle!