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NEW! UPCOMING EVENTS: (click the images for full info & tickets)
We still have tickets for Saturday's ☘️Irish Whiskeys & KY Bourbons 🥃
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irish-whisky-ky-bourbon-tickets-56599770437
We have a few new events including a new "Graduate" KY Bourbon School
AND 3 Bourbon-centric Run the Bluegass events
(you don't have to run if you don't want to, just buy tickets from the links below.)
Run The Bluegrass – Certified Bourbon Steward Training
$90
Thursday, March 28 or Friday, March 29 • 4:30 - 6:30 PM
@ 21c Hotel (Gallery 4), 167 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507
Tickets: https://www.runthebluegrass.org/experience-products/certified-bourbon-steward-training
Learn to discuss, taste, and recommend America’s Native Spirit with friends and family in this fun and interactive class!
  • What makes a bourbon a bourbon, and how it is different from other whiskies.
  • What the different descriptors of bourbon mean
  • The science behind distilling and aging
  • Identify Kentucky’s heritage brands and which distilleries produce them.
  • Build a virtual flight of 3 bourbons demonstrating the relationship among the products, describing their characteristics and nuances with nosing and tasting notes.
  • Accurate bourbon history, including Kentucky’s role in its creation.
You’ll get a booklet with a code to take home so you can take an online test that, when you pass, you’ll receive your very own “Certified Bourbon Steward” pin in the mail!
Run the Bluegrass – Bourbon 101
$45
Friday, March 29 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 30 6:00 PM
@ 21c Hotel (Gallery 4), 167 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507
Tickets: https://www.runthebluegrass.org/experience-products/bourbon-101
Run the Bluegrass – Post Race Celebration & Bourbon Expo
$20
Saturday, March 30 @ 6pm - 9pm
@ 21c Hotel, 167 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507
Info & Tickets: 
https://www.runthebluegrass.org/experience-products/2019s-post-race-celebration
Distilled Living is proud to have provided distillery relations assistance to this event to bring together so many iconic, new and innovative Bourbon brands.



"Graduate" KY Bourbon School 
@ The Kentucky Castle

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

March 24th • Bourbon on Water & Ice

In our first 'graduate' KY Bourbon School event, we're going to take a deep look (and nose, and taste) at the effects of dilution and temperature on whiskey flavors. "Opening" whiskey with a few drops of water is common in Scotch tastings but much less so in Bourbon. But is that justified?

Well, the only scientific analysis of the topic was done by a Scotch university to determine the effect on the peat flavor, so maybe that's a little unfair.

Correct dilution does, in fact, release volatile aromatics and reveals new flavors, to a point. Temperature controls both the rate of release of aromatic compounds and the length of coupling against the olfactory membranes. We'll experiment with both facets independently and together plus explore the new world of 'luxury ice.'

  • Pours may include:
  • Johnny Walker Black Scotch
  • Wilderness Trail Rye
  • Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
  • Maker’s Mark
  • Barrell Bourbon New Year 2019

(Pours subject to change based on 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.

Buy tickets online for: Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 pm
 


We also still have a FEW tickets left for the regular KY Bourbon School at 3pm March 24th

 

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