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Tim Knittel sunset March 2016

Distilled Living provides bourbon education and sensory training for individuals, restaurant and bar staff  & for corporate and fundraising events.

Tim Knittel is a former Kentucky bourbon industry insider with over 9 years experience in bourbon education and event design. He is also a certified Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward (often compared to a Bourbon Sommelier) which is the highest classification available for a professional bourbon educator.

Tim is passionate about crafting meaningful experiences and uses bourbon as a vehicle to sensory awareness.


Inquire for:

  • Private bourbon tastings and sensory education for parties and corporate events
  • Custom ticketed bourbon events and bourbon dinners
  • Bourbon menu design and craft bourbon cocktail menus
  • Hospitality staff trainings
  • Brand representation for small/emerging distilleries including events, expos, conventions, tasting tables and market strategy
  • Tour and tasting program design assistance
  • Bourbon industry reporting including individual and distillery profiles, in depth interviews with master distillers, historical pieces, seasonal topics, cocktail features and featured articles.