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The Grand Reserve • Bourbon Tasting & Dinner • America’s Native Spirit Bourbon Tasting
May 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$65
Hosted by professional bourbon educator and Bourbon Executive Steward Tim Knittel, owner of Distilled Living. Tim will lead a guided tasting and palate training that will teach you how to taste bourbon like a sensory expert.
May’s Tasting of Bourbons will focus on “America’s Native Spirit.” In 1964, Congress declared: “Bourbon whiskey is a distinctive product of the United States and is unlike other types of alcoholic beverages.”
Join us for a taste of 1950s and 60s style bourbons:
- Wild Turkey 101
- Maker’s Mark
- Old Forester 100
- Bulleit Barrel Strength
At 5:30 p.m., the evening will open with a specialty cocktail: Manhattan on the Rocks accompanied with an appetizer of Meatballs in a Bourbon sauce at The Speakeasy bar.
At 6 p.m, Tim will lead you through the bourbon tastings. At 6:45 pm, enjoy the gourmet dinner menu prepared by Bluegrass Catering:
- Grilled Peach Salad with Bourbon and bacon dressing
- Bourbon Glazed Steak and Cake: filet topped with deep fried crab cake drizzled with a bourbon glaze
- Criss Cross Asparagus
- Freshly Baked Rolls
- Banana Crepe with bourbon butterscotch sauce
- After dinner drinks available at the Cash Bar in The Speakeasy
More about Tim:
Tim Knittel is a former Kentucky bourbon industry insider with over 9 years experience in bourbon education and event design, including as culinary center general manager and VIP hospitality program manager for Woodford Reserve. 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.
More about The Speakeasy:
The Speakeasy is one of 5 event venues at Venues of The Grand Reserve, along with The Barrel House, Distillery Square and Garden Branch.
Parking & Directions: Turn down ally by The Barrel House (Speakeasy sign is on building with an arrow). Parking is in the back parking lot.
Tickets are $65 per person.