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September is 
National Bourbon Month!

UPCOMING EVENTS: (click the links for full info & tickets)
ABLE will be hosting it's 3rd annual bourbon-themed fundraising event
DelectABLE Bourbon Charity Dinner 2019

When: Saturday September 28th • 6pm-9pm
Where: Malone’s Banquets, 3373 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502

This event will include:
Silent & live auctions
Bourbon Expo
Guided bourbon tastings
And of course bourbon-pairing Dinner
more info:

PLUS Special Vintage Rare Pour!

This bottle is a rare bourbon from the original Old Elk brand valued at $4,000, barreled spring 1937 and bottled in the spring of 1941. We will be pouring samples of an original bottle of Olk Elk included in the Bourbon-tasting ticket price. Brian Booth of Justin’s House of Bourbon will be presenting and pouring. Press release:
$100 Dinner WITH Bourbon Tasting Tickets (& rare pour!)
$70 Dinner tickets

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Ticket sales end on September 25th! And yes, this countdown timer is legit!
Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild 
"Heritage Distilleries" to correspond with National Bourbon Heritage Month!
Sat • September 14th  • 10am-12pm
@ Base 110, 110 West Vine Street, 3rd Floor, Lexington, KY 40507
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT • Become a member 
Tim Knittel, Certified Stave and Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward, will facilitate class instruction.
The Solarity Group will host a one-of-a-kind, top-shelf experience for those looking to increase their knowledge of Lean Management.
September 23-25, 2019

Events will be held at Saxony Farm, Lane’s End Farm, Barrel House Distillery, James E. Pepper 1776 Distillery and an opening dinner at The Kentucky Castle. Not only are the locations impressive, the trainers and guides world class experts in Lean Management, project management, thoroughbreds and Kentucky Bourbon. More info and tickets:
By popular demand, we have posted our August Kentucky Bourbon School Cocktail Recipes online here!
  • The KY Martinez
  • The Spicy One
  • Dry Rye Highball
  • The Sweet One

SEPTEMBER "Kentucky Bourbon School"
& "Graduate" Kentucky Bourbon School

Dive deep into details you won’t typically learn on the distillery tours & come join us each month for a different bourbon experience available at
The Kentucky Castle. 

230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY • $35/ea

Sept 11th (6pm)
& 22nd (3pm)
Bourbon by Brands I: Major KY Distilleries

September is National Bourbon Heritage month! In celebration, we’re spending the month focusing on the major Kentucky Bourbon distilleries and brands which have created a deep heritage for our state.

We’ll taste a representative Bourbon from each distillery and dissect the flavor profile to understand the choices the distillers make for grain recipe/mash bill, yeast strain, distillation, barrel char and entry proof and aging.

• Maker’s Mark
• Buffalo Trace by Sazerac
• Elijah Craig by Heaven Hill
• Russell’s Reserve by Wild Turkey
• Knob Creek by Jim Beam
• Old Forester Signature by Brown-Forman
• Woodford Reserve
• Bulleit by Diageo
• Four Roses Small Batch

Tickets are available for:
Wednesday, Sep 11, 6:00-7:30pm
or Sunday, Sep 22, 3:00-4:30pm

This class is part of our year-long “Kentucky Bourbon School” (previously Bourbon University) led by Bourbon-Steward in Residence Tim Knittel of Distilled Living with a new theme offered each month. They will be the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Sunday all year. No need to attend them all - mix and match as you like!

$35 per person, class includes guided bourbon flight and light food.

Dinner reservations at Castle Farm Restaurant available for after the class by calling (859) 256-0322 or visiting

September 22nd (7pm)
What's up with Wheat? • Graduate KY Bourbon School

Wheated Bourbons and wheat whiskeys have only ever been a very small part of the overall American whiskey market. And this despite the famous work of William Larue, Julian and Bill Sr.
We’ll explore the unique flavors that wheat brings to whiskey and discuss the history of using wheat in American distilling.
Pours may include:*
• Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey
• Bernheim
• Larceny
• RockCastle
• MB Roland Wheated Mash
• MB Roland Wheat Whiskey
• Redemption Wheated Bourbon
… and more!
* Pours, as always, subject to availability.
GRADUATE KY Bourbon School is a deeper dive into the history, production and enjoyment of Kentucky’s signature spirit. No prior bourbon education required however for these events we’ll be skipping Bourbon 101 basics and going into advanced topics. You’ll be guided by the KY Castle’s Bourbon Steward in Residence, Tim Knittel of Distilled Living with over 10 years experience in the Bourbon industry.
$35 per person, class includes guided Bourbon flight and light food.
Dinner reservations at Castle Farm Restaurant available for before the class.

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
We also have the rest of the 2019 KY Bourbon School & Graduate KY Bourbon School tickets online.
These events have started selling out so you may want to go ahead and check them out & get tickets.
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