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:https://www.facebook.com/events/310603079571854/
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/eahttps://www.facebook.com/events/226673644941095/
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
• 1950s Divergent
• “Over-Aged” Bourbon
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.