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Julie Kirkpatrick
Julie Kirkpatrick, President & CEO

Julie is the President & CEO for meetNKY. She enjoys exploring Bourbon Country (or the great Commonwealth of Kentucky as it is known), the local distilleries and finding new ways to work Bourbon into every conversation. Julie's passion is for promoting tourism development in Northern Kentucky. 

The Ultimate NKY Holiday Gift Guide

The best time of the year is quickly approaching, Holiday Season 2022. And since it looks like that perfect gift may be elusive this year, we want to provide you with an Ultimate Gift Guide From NKY. We think that giving the gift of Northern Kentucky is the perfect way to showcase a place that you…

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It's Pappy Time

Oh my goodness it is the most wonderful time of the year for Bourbon fans. Oh yeah, it means the Pappy is here. The Pappy is here! What is this madness you ask? Well it is time for the annual release of one of the arguably most iconic brand names in Bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle. I am not gonna bog us…

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Bourbon Day Tripping from NKY

We think it is always a good idea to make the heart of Bourbon Country part of your NKY Bourbon Experience. So if you are looking for a day adventure, head on down to Bardstown, the "Bourbon Capital of the World!" This easy 1.5 hour drive from NKY is a great day escape to the Kentucky countryside…

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Falling into Great NKY Cocktails

Make no mistake, we feel the crisp in the air... and that can only mean fall is on its way. Oh the smell of bonfires, crisp autumn leaves, oversized sweatshirts... and amazing bourbon cocktails! Nothing better than "Fall in the Commonwealth" and an incredible Bourbon cocktail to go along with it…

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