Upcoming events: (click the images for full info & tickets on each event)
Thursday, December 20th • 6pm-8:30pm
December Bourbon Dinner @ Addie's and the Woodford Inn (Versailles, KY)
$50/ea • [more info & tix]Cold weather is Bourbon weather! Come warm up at Addie’s with a special warming Bourbon dinner with hot Bourbon cocktails and holiday-inspired dishes.
December "Bourbon U" @ The Kentucky Castle 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY • $35/ea
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.
A quality Bourbon can contain over 200 flavors divided into five primary categories:
• Tree (wood and nut)
• Botanical (primarily fruit and floral)
Like fine wine, it takes palate education and practice to learn to detect the subtle and nuanced aromas and flavors of a complex Bourbon.
We’ll explore advanced Bourbon sensory analysis through varying levels of blind tasting.
The Kentucky Castle's Bourbon-Steward-In-Residence (& Bourbon industry insider) Tim Knittel will guide you through:
• Aroma, mouthfeel, front palate, mid-palate and finish
• Aromatic “taste” and taste bud vs olfactory sensation
• Orthonasal vs retronasal breathing and the post-swallowing volatile congeners release
• Use of aromatic aids in Bourbon flavor identification
• Resetting (baselining) sensory perception
• Fault identification in Bourbon
First, you’ll develop your aroma (palate) memory through nosing selected extracts and isolates. Then, you’ll use those aromas to blind-identify 5 Bourbons using professional tasting notes and place them in their correct categories: wheated Bourbon, traditional/low rye Bourbon, American rye whiskey, fruit-floral forward Bourbon and finished Bourbon.
This class is the 12th 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 are available for after the class.