When fall arrives, my thoughts turn to bourbon.  The delicious brown liquor of the colder seasons has always signaled the end of beer and hot dog season and the beginning of southern-style whiskey and pie season for yours truly.  I think it was the tradition of Jim Beam and Cokes for all of the adults at my family's fall and winter holiday gatherings.  The smell of bourbon for me is like the smell of cookies baking for other folks - it just smells like home.

Imagine my delight when I learned about an annual event called "Bowties and Bourbon."  According to their website this is the 5th year this event has brought civility  to the area with craft bourbon samples, grilled oysters and meats, cigars, music, and straight-up class.  In 2014, a small group of young Shreveport business folk decided that regular networking just wasn't cutting it.  Since then, it has grown into a must attend event for the movers and shakers in the Shreveport / Bossier City area.

This year the event will be held on October 18th at the historic Brown Estate in the South Highlands neighborhood from 5 to 9 p.m.  Find out more about the event and grab your tickets by clicking here.