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April 2019

Bourbon Production I: Traditional Production & The 6 Sources of Flavor • APRIL 28 • KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

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: Water Grains Fermentation Distillation Maturation 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,…

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May 2019

Bourbon Production II: Craft, Experimental and Near Bourbons • MAY 8 • KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

Bourbon has traditionally (in modern times) been made from: Limestone water, Yellow dent corn plus malted barley, wheat and/or rye grains, Sour mash fermentation, Column still distillation, and Aging in a new, charred oak barrel. But the new generation of craft distillers is expanding and experimenting with how Bourbon can be made. Using variants like specially grown heirloom corn, unusual grain bills, sweet mash fermentation, pot still distillation and unusual maturation techniques. Bourbons (and near Bourbons) probably* will include: Mellow…

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Bourbon Production II: Craft, Experimental and Near Bourbons • MAY 26 • KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

Bourbon has traditionally (in modern times) been made from: Limestone water, Yellow dent corn plus malted barley, wheat and/or rye grains, Sour mash fermentation, Column still distillation, and Aging in a new, charred oak barrel. But the new generation of craft distillers is expanding and experimenting with how Bourbon can be made. Using variants like specially grown heirloom corn, unusual grain bills, sweet mash fermentation, pot still distillation and unusual maturation techniques. Bourbons (and near Bourbons) probably* will include: Mellow…

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An Exploration of American Rye • MAY 26 • GRADUATE KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

An Exploration of American Rye Sunday, May 26 at 7:00 pm It has been said that “Rye is the new Bourbon.” About two decades ago, American rye whiskey was produced in total volume of less than 60,000 cases. Today, American ryes are flooding the shelves due to many factors including bartender demand, speed to market, the rise of craft distilleries and Bourbon enthusiasts straying outside the category. Join us as we taste Bourbon against Rye to discern the different mouthfeels…

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September 2019

DelectABLE Bourbon Charity Dinner 2019

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Malone’s Prime Events & Receptions, 3373 Tates Creek Rd
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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On SATURDAY, Sept. 28, 2018, ABLE will be hosting a bourbon-themed fundraising event "DelectABLE Bourbon Charity Dinner" When: Friday September 28th • 6pm-9pm Where: Malone’s Banquets, 3373 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502 Parking: Parking is lot or valet (both free.) Dress: We have not established a specific dress code but we are suggesting business casual since it's a Friday evening after work. Auction donations: If you have auction items to contribute, please contact: Tim Knittel So....what is ABLE &…

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