Lampton Libations is the love child of Stephanie and Jason Lampton – bourbon enthusiasts who love to share a good drink with good people.

After the 2020 pandemic shut down the world, we were looking for a way to connect virtually with our friends. Since many of them were already asking us for recommendations, or to teach them about bourbon, we thought, hmm, why not host a virtual beginner tasting? Everyone had such an amazing time. We started receiving requests to host more events…and Lampton Libations was born.

We curate and cultivate exclusive, premium bourbon and whiskey tastings for small groups, non-profits, organizations, and milestone events. Our focus is primarily on those at the beginning of their bourbon journey, budding bourbon enthusiasts, and those who like to drink whiskey, but don’t know much about it. We also curate events for those more experienced with bourbon and whiskey, and create craft cocktails made with premium, home-made ingredients.

Certified Bourbon Stewards

Both Stephanie and Jason are Bourbon Stewards – a designation that certifies one can confidently and accurately discuss America’s native spirit and make recommendations based on individual taste and preferences.

Certified Bourbon Stewards

Both Stephanie and Jason are Bourbon Stewards – a designation that certifies one can confidently and accurately discuss America’s native spirit and make recommendations based on individual taste and preferences.

About Stephanie

Originally from Martinsburg, WV, Stephanie lived in the Charlotte area for nearly 15 years when she first laid eyes on Jason. A fruity cocktail drinker back then, Stephanie grew to love bourbon through mixed drinks and is now a self-proclaimed proof hound who prefers her drinks neat.

In addition to her love of bourbon, Stephanie loves to read and spent much of her time growing up with her head buried in books. When she wasn’t reading, you could find her running around barefoot, playing basketball or softball, bossing people around, and enjoying West Virginia’s nature. Her family frequently went on camping trips, and her dad ensured she knew how to bait a hook, gut a fish, change a tire, check her oil, and knew the difference between a flat head and a Philips screwdriver.

Stephanie is a bibliophile, baker, want to be yogi, and a Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Anne of Green Gables nerd. When she isn’t drinking or buying bourbon, you’ll find Stephanie curled up with a book, elbow deep in dough or batter, flowing on her yoga mat, or simply bossing people (aka Jason) around.

About Jason

Growing up in Louisville, Jason is huge Louisville Cardinals fanatic and hip-hop head. Although he’s from Kentucky, he didn’t grow up drinking much bourbon. That was primarily because the bourbon industry wasn’t doing so well in the 90s. Other spirits were much more popular in those days, even in the heart of bourbon country. It wasn’t until moving to Charlotte, North Carolina and developing a desire to reconnect with his Kentucky roots that Jason began exploring bourbon. Like many others, it started with the basics – a little Maker’s Mark, then some Woodford Reserve, then…down the rabbit hole he went!

Jason is a true bourbon geek, exploring how bourbons are made, where they come from, and the history behind them. Eventually, he became “the bourbon guy” in his circles and many of friends have literally said “teach me.” Lampton Libations is his vehicle to share his passion with others.

When he’s not drinking bourbon, or in some cases while he’s drinking bourbon, you can catch Jason listening to some old school hip hop, learning to DJ, studying up on marketing and branding, developing websites, or watching some animated Batman movies.

About Stephanie

Originally from Martinsburg, WV, Stephanie lived in the Charlotte area for nearly 15 years when she first laid eyes on Jason. A fruity cocktail drinker back then, Stephanie grew to love bourbon through mixed drinks and is now a self-proclaimed proof hound who prefers her drinks neat.

In addition to her love of bourbon, Stephanie loves to read and spent much of her time growing up with her head buried in books. When she wasn’t reading, you could find her running around barefoot, playing basketball or softball, bossing people around, and enjoying West Virginia’s nature. Her family frequently went on camping trips, and her dad ensured she knew how to bait a hook, gut a fish, change a tire, check her oil, and knew the difference between a flat head and a Philips screwdriver.

Stephanie is a bibliophile, baker, want to be yogi, and a Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Anne of Green Gables nerd. When she isn’t drinking or buying bourbon, you’ll find Stephanie curled up with a book, elbow deep in dough or batter, flowing on her yoga mat, or simply bossing people (aka Jason) around.

About Jason

Growing up in Louisville, Jason is huge Louisville Cardinals fanatic and hip-hop head. Although he’s from Kentucky, he didn’t grow up drinking much bourbon. That was primarily because the bourbon industry wasn’t doing so well in the 90s. Other spirits were much more popular in those days, even in the heart of bourbon country. It wasn’t until moving to Charlotte, North Carolina and developing a desire to reconnect with his Kentucky roots that Jason began exploring bourbon. Like many others, it started with the basics – a little Maker’s Mark, then some Woodford Reserve, then…down the rabbit hole he went!

Jason is a true bourbon geek, exploring how bourbons are made, where they come from, and the history behind them. Eventually, he became “the bourbon guy” in his circles and many of friends have literally said “teach me.” Lampton Libations is his vehicle to share his passion with others.

When he’s not drinking bourbon, or in some cases while he’s drinking bourbon, you can catch Jason listening to some old school hip hop, learning to DJ, studying up on marketing and branding, developing websites, or watching some animated Batman movies.