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February 2019

Bluegrass Tourism Marketing Assoc monthly meeting – Bourbon 101

February 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$50

We get hundreds of thousands of visitors every year from all over the world that come to the Bluegrass for one reason: BOURBON. You probably know the basic FAQs about bourbon but have you ever wanted to know a little more? What about discerning those subtleties between the various bourbons? Join us on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at The Kentucky Castle for a basic Bourbon sensory training with Tim Knittel. You could call it Bourbon 101! You see, Tim is…

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History of Bourbon I • FEBRUARY 13 • KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

History of Bourbon I: Origins through the Third Dark Age (1780s to 1980s) - Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6pm and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3pm 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…

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Valentine’s Bourbon Dinner @ The Kentucky Castle

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$85

♥️🥃For the Bourbon lovers we have a wonderful four-course Bourbon pairing dinner planned for the day before Valentine's. Start the evening off with: • Four Roses Strawberry Champagne Sour or Yellowstone Select, neat APPETIZERS: • Smoked Beef Crostini crispy pickled shallot, rye baguette, chipotle crema SALAD: • Cucumber Wrapped Shrimp Salad artisanal greens, smoked almonds, fromage blanc, white balsamic vinaigrette • New Riff Single Barrel Barrel Strength Bourbon, over KSI ENTREE: • Porterhouse Lamb Chop smoked bacon dijonnaise • Parsnip…

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Whiskey Bear Bourbon & Chocolate

February 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whiskey Bear, 119 Marion, Suite 170
Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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$20

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. We'll talk about…

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History of Bourbon I • FEBRUARY 24 • KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

History of Bourbon I: Origins through the Third Dark Age (1780s to 1980s) - Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3:00 pm 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…

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March 2019

Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild • Class: History of Bourbon II

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Base 110, 110 West Vine Street, 3rd Floor,
Lexington, 40507 United States
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Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild History of Bourbon II: The Modern Era Sat • March 2nd • 10am-12pm @ Base 110, 110 West Vine Street, 3rd Floor, Lexington, KY 40507 MEMBERS ONLY EVENT Become a member • Tickets Tim Knittel, Certified Stave and Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward, will facilitate class instruction.

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History of Bourbon I • MARCH 13 • KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

History of Bourbon II: The Modern Era Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm From the dark days of the 1970s and 80s, bourbon has risen to unprecedented heights today. A few stats: More than 1,000,000 tourist stops at Kentucky Bourbon distilleries the last two years, Since the turn of the century Kentucky Bourbon production has skyrocketed more than 315 percent to 1,886,821 barrels in 2016, and More than $2 billion in capital projects…

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Irish Whiskeys & KY Bourbons

March 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Whiskey Bear, 119 Marion, Suite 170
Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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$25

In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day, join us for a comparative tasting of premium Irish Whiskys and Kentucky Bourbons. Led by industry expert Tim Knittel of Distilled Living, this is a unique opportunity to sample premium Irish and Kentucky whiskeys side-by-side in a guided tasting to learn what makes each region’s spirits unique. Tasting Flight includes: - Tullamore D.E.W. Original - Bushmills 10 Year Old - Jameson Black Barrel - Woodford Reserve Malt Whiskey - Evan Williams (black label) LIMITED…

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History of Bourbon II • MARCH 24 • KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

History of Bourbon II: The Modern Era Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm From the dark days of the 1970s and 80s, bourbon has risen to unprecedented heights today. A few stats: More than 1,000,000 tourist stops at Kentucky Bourbon distilleries the last two years, Since the turn of the century Kentucky Bourbon production has skyrocketed more than 315 percent to 1,886,821 barrels in 2016, and More than $2 billion in capital projects…

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Bourbon on Water & Ice • MARCH 24 • GRADUATE KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

In our first 'graduate' KY Bourbon School event, we're going to take a deep look (and nose, and taste) at the effects of dilution and temperature on whiskey flavors. "Opening" whiskey with a few drops of water is common in Scotch tastings but much less so in Bourbon. But is that justified? Well, the only scientific analysis of the topic was done by a Scotch university to determine the effect on the peat flavor, so maybe that's a little unfair.…

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