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UPCOMING EVENTS: (click the images for full info & tickets)
Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild 
History of Bourbon I: Origins through the 3rd Dark Age 1780-1980
Sat • Feb 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.
Bluegrass Tourism Marketing Association monthly meeting 
Bourbon 101
Tues • Feb 5th • 11:30am-1pm
@ The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, Kentucky 40383
• Member $26 • Non-Member $50
More info & tix:
The Kentucky Castle
Valentine's Bourbon Dinner
Wed • Feb 13th • 7:30am-9pm
@ The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, Kentucky 40383
Join us for a wonderful four-course Bourbon pairing dinner planned for the day before Valentine's. Or start the evening off with KY Bourbon School at 6pm. Dinner: $85/ea • Dinner + Bourbon School: $110/ea
Menu & Tix:
Whiskey Bear
Bourbon & Chocolate
Thurs • Feb 14th • 8:30pm-9:30pm
119 Marion, Suite 170, Lexington, Kentucky 40517
It is said that Cupid’s arrows are forged from aphrodisiacs and alcohol, with the choice combination being chocolate and red wine. Unless of course, your Cupid has a Southern drawl, in which case his quiver will be filled with chocolate and bourbon. Looking for a fun way to celebrate with your Valentine? Join Whiskey Bear and Tim Knittel for a guided tasting of four Bourbons paired with their perfect chocolate match, plus a special chocolate-washed Bourbon cocktail. 
Tickets: $20/ea
RECIPE: Chocolate Manhattan
  • 2 dashes chocolate or mole bitters
  • 1 oz Carpana Antica Forumla sweet vermouth
  • 2 oz Bulleit bourbon
Instructions [or watch the video]
  • Stirred and strained into a chilled martini glass. 
  • Topped with shaved dark chocolate and garnished with a bourbon-infused cherry.

February 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 & come join us each month for a different bourbon experience only available at the Kentucky Castle. 

February 13th & 24th • History of Bourbon I:

Origins through the Third Dark Age(1780s to 1980s)

The boom-and-bust cycle of America’s history is reflected in our relationship with our Native Spirit, Bourbon.

What started as a sharp, clear, rye grain-based liquor sold in jugs right off the still gradually transformed into a corn-based, richly flavorful, intentionally barrel-aged amber whiskey. Along the way, the Bourbon industry influenced trademark law, inspired food safety regulations, caused an international kerfuffle, fought Prohibition, got co-opted by the war effort, formed a monopoly and nearly disappeared from America no less than three times.

In this class, we’ll trace the evolution of American whiskey from the early days in colonial New England through the “extra-aged” bourbons of the 1960s to 1980s. We’ll sample 5 bourbons (plus 1 near-bourbon) to trace the flavor evolution of bourbon along that timeline, and we’ll discuss how important Bourbon was (and still is) to shaping both the culture and the government of the United States.

Bourbon pours will include representations of:
• Corn whiskey
• Very young whiskey/Early intentional aging
• Bottling
• Bottled-in-Bond
• 1950s Divergent
• “Over-Aged” Bourbon

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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.  No need to attend them all - mix and match as you like!

$35 per person, class includes mini cocktail, guided Bourbon flight and light food. Dinner reservations at Castle Farm Restaurant available for after the class.

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