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  • 2 oz bourbon (Jim Beam white label, in this case)
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 1.5 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1.5 oz cranberry juice
  • Peel a long strip of lime zest and reserve before cutting the lime.
  • Vigorously shake all ingredients, pour into tumbler, top with sparkling, garnish with skewered lime zest and serve.
UPCOMING EVENTS: (click the images for full info & tickets)
Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild 
History of Bourbon II
Sat • March 2nd • 10am-12pm
@ Base 110, 110 West Vine Street, 3rd Floor, Lexington, KY 40507
Become a member • Tickets
Tim Knittel, Certified Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward, will facilitate.
Irish Whiskeys & KY Bourbons
Whiskey Bear
Sat • March 16th • 3:30pm-5pm
119 Marion, Suite 170, Lexington, Kentucky 40517
In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day, join us for a comparative tasting of premium Irish Whiskys and Kentucky Bourbons. Led by industry expert Tim Knittel of Distilled Living, this is a unique opportunity to sample premium Irish and Kentucky whiskeys side-by-side in a guided tasting to learn what makes each region’s spirits unique.
Tickets: $25/ea
Lean Management Certificate: A Top Shelf Kentucky Experience DT-100
Solarity Group
April 22nd & 23rd • 7:30am-5:30pm
Lexington, KY 40507

Kentucky to host World’s First “Bourbon & Thoroughbred Infused” Lean Management Training Certification Course. Setting off April 22-23, 2019, Solarity Groups will host a one-of-a-kind, top-shelf experience for those looking to increase their knowledge of Lean Management.

Events will be held at Saxony Farm, Lane’s End Farm, Barrel House Distillery, James E. Pepper 1776 Distillery and 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.

This inaugural training event is specially priced at $1,995 (future events at $2,995) including all transportation and meals plus guided top-shelf Bourbon tastings.

Tickets are available now:

March Bourbon U .... KY Bourbon School
@ The Kentucky Castle

230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY • $35/ea
The 2nd Wednesday & 4th Sunday through all of 2019!

"Bourbon University"
is now "KY Bourbon School"

The government is getting picky about using the words "university" or "college" without accreditation so we needed to change the event name.

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

March 13th & 24th • History of Bourbon II:

The Modern Era

From the dark days of the 1970s and 80s, bourbon has risen to unprecedented heights today.

A few stats:

  • More than 1,000,000 tourist stops at Kentucky Bourbon distilleries the last two years,
  • Since the turn of the century Kentucky Bourbon production has skyrocketed more than 315 percent to 1,886,821 barrels in 2016, and
  • More than $2 billion in capital projects has been completed or is planned and underway in the past five years and the next five years, including new distilleries and aging warehouses to bottling facilities and tourism centers.

(Statistics courtesy the Kentucky Distillers’ Association)

With over 60 active and planned distilleries in Kentucky, the question is: how did Bourbon get so big?

In this class, we’ll look at the premiumization of Bourbon; the introduction of single barrel bottlings, small batch offerings and limited releases; Bourbon tourism; plus craft and experimental products and ‘near Bourbons.’ We’ll trace a line from Elmer T. Lee and Booker Noe through new concepts like second maturation and unusual grains to the plethora of options available to consumers today.

Why is Bourbon back? Come taste and learn!

Pours may include:

  • Booker’s
  • KY Spirit
  • Woodford Reserve
  • Angel’s Envy
  • Maker’s 46
  • Yellowstone
  • Rabbit Hole Bourbon
  • Bloody Butcher
  • Pours subject to change based on availability.

This class is the third in our year-long “KY Bourbon School” (formerly Bourbon University) with a new theme offered each month. 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.

Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 24 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

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