Welcome to Beech Mountain's Mile High Bourbon Society
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Beech Mountain Bourbon And Blues IS now BOUrbon and bacon!


Mark your calendar for June 14th! 6-10pm

Last year we raised over 3,000! This year will be bigger and better!

Last year with Bourbon and Blues we raised over 3K for our charity - Adam Galleher Memorial Fund - providing musical instruments to High Country Middle and High Schools!

This year it is Bourbon and Bacon!

Bourbon and Bacon

What is Bourbon and Bacon?

Located at the rustic Beech Alpen Inn, BMBS presents free live music by Dr. Bacon along with all good things bourbon and bacon! This is the start of a busy weekend on Beech Mountain. 

The society hosts a summer Battle of the Bourbons where 4 bourbons battle it out for Best of Beech Mountain. Tasting tickets for this event are $40/each with 5 dollars to Beech Mountain Bourbon Society, $10 to a local children's fund, Smile on ADG Memorial Fund. See below for details on this amazing charity helping local children of the High Country of North Carolina achieve their dreams.

We are also hosting a fun auction of things bourbon and things High Country. All proceeds of this auction go directly to the Smile On ADG Memorial Fund. Society Members are donating rare bottles of bourbons for this auction.

Our Premium Tasting room is a private ticket only event. Ticket prices are 75/each and are limited. Each ticket get four pours of bottles of bourbon you cannot find in NC. Perhaps even a bottle or two that you cannot find ANYWHERE! All proceeds of the ticket sales benefit Smile on ADG.


Bourbon Battle Ticket


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Four quality bourbons, hand picked by the Beech Mountain Bourbon Society from the local ABC store. $5 goes to BMBS, $10 goes to the Adam Galleher Memorial Fund, the rest covering Beech Alpen's cost.


Premium Tasting Ticket


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Entrance to Beech Mountain Bourbon Society's Premium Tasting room. Bottles donated by society members many not available in North Carolina or ANYWHERE! 4 premium pours as you enjoy the music from the balcony of the Premium Tasting Room.

Bourbon and Bacon Faq


Do I have to be a member of BMBS to attend event or Premium Tasting Room?

No! The live music is free for all, we are asking for donations to our charity as well as tips for the band! The Premium Tasting Room is open to all, those tasting our premium bourbons must have tasting tickets. 

Where do I buy tickets?

Tickets are available on our website WWW.BMBSNC.COM via PayPal. Tickets for the premium room are limited and may sell out. Tickets for the Bourbon Battle of four bourbons from the local ABC store are available online or night of through Beech Alpen Inn.Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.

What is the Premium Tasting Room?

This room is donated bottles of Premium Bourbons from society members. Purchase of tickets at 75/pp gives guest 4 tastings of their choice of those bourbons. All proceeds of each ticket purchase goes directly to BMBS charity.

Is there food?

Yes! Food is purchased separately through Beech Alpen Inn Restaurant. Chef Peter is planning a bacon and bourbon inspired menu. If you wish to sit down and eat, reservations are encouraged. Call Beech Alpen Restaurant at 828-387-2252.

Where is the event?

Music is on the lawn of Beech Alpen Inn located at 700 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

What if I don't like bourbon?

A full service bar is available through Beech Alpen Restaurant.


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About Us

Our History

Beech Mountain Bourbon Society, created in 2014 by two bourbon aficionados is open to all enjoying partaking responsibly in different bourbons. This is a light hearted get together of friends for tasting and studying the brown water!


Membership is open 

For $35/year members receive:

Quarterly Newsletters

Invitations to Quarterly Tastings (Cost is covered by member)

Invitation to yearly premium tastings


Beech Mountain Bourbon Society was established for Bourbon aficionados who want to deepen their understanding and appreciate of Bourbon culture, history, diversity and flavor profiles through open discussions and tastings.

The Bourbon Society is a dues-supported organization that proposes to provide charitable donations through its members and treasury.

We are  open to bourbon foolery but not bourbon snobbery!

Bylaws and Such



BMBS meets once a month for small tastings - 4 bourbons. If meetings are at a restaurant, the restaurant purchases the bourbons - the cost of the purchase is added to the meal bill divided by the number of people tasting.

Leftover bourbon is BMBS property enjoyed by society members until the bottle is empty.

Members absent our small meetings relinquish their portion of the whiskey, the may obtain their share from the President after the tasting providing there is any left.

Battle of the Bourbons

Twice a year - Winter Battle at the beginning of snow seasonSummer Battle at the beginning of Summer season
12 bourbons battle for title of Best of Beech Mountain - the bourbon served at local establishments for each season.
Members may bring guests to the small tastings with a guest fee of $15/pp, Battle of the Bourbons is open to the public with a per person fee determined by the President and the Venue. If the Battle is at a local Venue the purchase of the bourbons and the leftover bourbon is the property of that venue.
All meetings including the Battle of the Bourbon include tasting notes, tasting wheels and pens.

Membership Notes

Membership is for one full year from time of registration. $35/yearMembership dues go toward one premium bottle of bourbon for the society tasting.Membership includes priority during tastings at local venues.
Members must be 21 years or older, willing to partake and not condone whiskey snobbery. 
The Tally of Tasting Notes will be either the night of the tasting or the next morning. Any BMBS members protesting the tally needs to inform the Secretary within 24 hours of the posting of the results.


Chairman - Responsible for determining whiskeys for tastings, finding volunteers for tastings, and running meeting. 

President - Helping the Chairman determine whiskey choice, attending all whiskey tastings, helping the President home. Researching and purchasing Premium bottle of bourbon for Society Member’s yearly tasting.

Secretary - determining venues for Battle of the Bourbons, providing tasting notes, glasses, pens. Organizing food if tasting is not at a venue. Tallying the tasting note scores and communication with the society.

Treasurer - creating and maintaining a bank account for the BMBS, determining when dues are due, keeping track of guest fees. Keeping a positive balance in the bank account and making sure with fundraisers if needed the cost of the premium bottle of bourbon is covered by the society.

Assistant to the Chairman - determining whiskeys for tastings, coordination of details to all members of the monthly tastings, helping the Treasurer collect BMBS dues.

Security - Making sure all members and guests behave appropriatly at all small tastings and at the Battle of the Bourbons. Ejecting those members that have not paid their dues or are acting inappropriately.


Tastings on Beech Mountain are considered part of the Mile High Club.

Members receive one discount premium bourbon of local establishments

Started in 2015 by to local bourbon aficionados

Contact Us

Beech Mountain Bourbon Society

Beech Mountain, North Carolina, United States

(336) 926-3994


Chairman, Pete Chamberlin

President, Jeff Melang

Vice President, Ethan Suddreth

Chief Tasting Officer, Rob Price

Marketing, Morgan Hale

Secretary, Kelly Melang

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One Year Membership


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Membership has its privileges. Membership includes:

Quarterly Newsletter



Discounts to local establishments posted monthly in the Members Section