Distilled Living Events!

Upcoming events in APRIL 2018:
(click the images for full info & tickets on each event)
Saturday, April 14th • 2-3:30pm
The Perfect Mint Julep @ Whiskey Bear Bar (Lexington, KY)
$25/ea • [more info & tix]
Despite having just five ingredients – mint, sugar, water, spirit, and ice – the Mint Julep is one of the most misunderstood (and often mis-made) cocktails. We’ll have a history and hands-on lesson in making the Perfect Mint Julep and share some exotic recipes sure to enliven any Kentucky party. AND send you home with your own Mint Julep cup and some fresh mint to practice your new skills.
Thursday, April 19th • 6pm-8pm
Bourbon Palate Training & Dinner @ Addie’s at the Woodford Inn (Versailles, KY)
$50/ea • [more info & tix]
By popular demand! Learn to detect the nuanced flavors of bourbon like a professional taster. By performing proper nosing and tasting techniques, combined with culinary palate training and food pairings, you’ll quickly be able to isolate the complex flavors within your favorite bourbons. Your go-to bourbons will never taste the same again! 

Bourbon University @ The Kentucky Castle

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

This class is the third in our year-long “Bourbon University” with a new theme offered each month. No need to attend them all - mix and match as you like!

Want to learn more about your favorite brown liquid? Or just experience a wide variety of bourbons over the course of a year?

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. 

April 4th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 25th • $35
Wednesdays 6-7:30pm • 3rd Sunday 3-4:30pm
Tickets can be purchased online each month or by
calling The Kentucky Castle @ 859-256-0322

For details on what's coming up the rest of the year:

Bourbon, by law, cannot contain additives for color or flavor. So all of the beautiful complexity of Bourbon – hundreds of potential flavor notes – comes from just six sources of flavor:

  1. Water
  2. Grains
  3. Fermentation
  4. Distillation
  5. Maturation
  6. Presentation

We’ll examine each source of flavor in isolation and taste our way through limestone water and traditional Bourbon grains, plus nose an active fermenting Bourbon mash. Then we’ll taste spirit pre- and post-barrel to detect the notes provided by the oak. Finally, we’ll compare Bourbons differentiated both by presentation (additional aging, batch vs single barrel) and also by differences across the six sources of flavor.


Pours will include:

  • Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash Bill #1
  • McAfee’s Benchmark Old No. 8
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Col. E. H. Taylor Jr. Single Barrel
  • Four Roses Single Barrel
  • Larceny

This class is the fourth in our year-long “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.

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