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September 2018

SEPT 16th • Bourbon by Brands I: Major KY Distilleries • Bourbon University @ The KY Castle

September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

September is National Bourbon Heritage month! In celebration, we’re spending the month focusing on the major Kentucky Bourbon distilleries and brands which have created a deep heritage for our state. We’ll taste a representative Bourbon from each distillery and dissect the flavor profile to understand the choices the distillers make for grain recipe/mash bill, yeast strain, distillation, barrel char and entry proof and aging. Flight: • Maker’s Mark • Buffalo Trace by Sazerac • Elijah Craig by Heaven Hill •…

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SEPT 19th • Bourbon by Brands I: Major KY Distilleries • Bourbon University @ The KY Castle

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

September is National Bourbon Heritage month! In celebration, we’re spending the month focusing on the major Kentucky Bourbon distilleries and brands which have created a deep heritage for our state. We’ll taste a representative Bourbon from each distillery and dissect the flavor profile to understand the choices the distillers make for grain recipe/mash bill, yeast strain, distillation, barrel char and entry proof and aging. Flight: • Maker’s Mark • Buffalo Trace by Sazerac • Elijah Craig by Heaven Hill •…

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DelectABLE Bourbon Charity Dinner 2018

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malone’s Prime Events & Receptions, 3373 Tates Creek Rd
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$100

On Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, ABLE will be hosting a bourbon-themed fundraising event "DelectABLE Bourbon Charity Dinner" When: Friday September 21th • 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: Gina Smith at gina.ableinc@gmail.com or 859-684-9611…

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October 2018

All About the Afterglow premier & Bluegrass Spirits trailer premier

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Kentucky Theater, 214 E Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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$8.50

Kentucky-Raised Filmmaker’s Second Film, ALL ABOUT THE AFTERGLOW, showing at The Kentucky Theater on October 5th ?Includes world premier teaser of Bourbon-Inspired Feature Film, BLUEGRASS SPIRITS Executive Bourbon Steward Tim Knittel was hired as advisor and bourbon technical consultant. The October 5th teaser will be the first-ever public look at Bluegrass Spirits footage in any form. Bluegrass Spirits is the first feature film inspired by Kentucky’s signature Bourbon industry to film in the state and stars Hollywood actor Jake Busey…

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Bourbon Dinner for October at Addie’s and The Woodford Inn

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Addie’s at the Woodford Inn, 140 Park St
Versailles, KY 40383 United States
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$50

This month our bourbons are the Heritage distilleries and the food will be a little bit more traditional but still with plenty of flavor. Addie's Chef Brian Lanier gets to play and really showcase his culinary skills on these dinners and guests will be treated to fun information and tips from Bourbon industry insiders from Distilled Living throughout the meal. The Bourbon: • Opening cocktail - Pendennis Old Fashioned with Buffalo Trace • 1st Course - Woodford Reserve • 2nd…

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November 2018

Tecumseh Drama – First Capital Bourbon Dinner & Old Rip Van Winkle Raffle

November 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$75

Join us for an evening of bourbon history, lore and of course, sampling! Tim Knittel is a former Kentucky bourbon industry insider with over a decades experience in bourbon education. 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 will be serving up 4 straight bourbons, some which you're familiar with and some not, while the chefs at the Christopher Conference Center…

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Bourbon 101 @ Whiskey Bear

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Whiskey Bear, 119 Marion, Suite 170
Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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$30

Discover everything you wanted to know about Bourbon! Whiskey Bear will be hosting Tim Knittel - Executive Bourbon Steward and Adjunct Professor of Bourbon Studies for a special Bourbon 101 tasting. We’ll talk about how bourbon is made, what makes it different than other spirits and other whiskeys, plus you’ll learn how an industry professional tastes and evaluates bourbon. Tasting Flight includes: - Maker’s Mark - Buffalo Trace - Woodford Reserve - Blanton’s - Angel’s Envy - Bluegrass Distillers Date:…

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Bourbon 101 @ Whiskey Bear – Nov 27th

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Whiskey Bear, 119 Marion, Suite 170
Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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$30

Discover everything you wanted to know about Bourbon! Whiskey Bear will be hosting Tim Knittel - Executive Bourbon Steward and Adjunct Professor of Bourbon Studies for a special Bourbon 101 tasting. We’ll talk about how bourbon is made, what makes it different than other spirits and other whiskeys, plus you’ll learn how an industry professional tastes and evaluates bourbon. Tasting Flight includes: - Maker’s Mark - Buffalo Trace - Woodford Reserve - Blanton’s - Angel’s Envy - Bluegrass Distillers Date:…

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December 2018

Bourbon Sensory Analysis II: Advanced Bourbon Sensory Analysis • DECEMBER 5 @ The Kentucky Castle

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

A quality Bourbon can contain over 200 flavors divided into five primary categories: • Grains • Tree (wood and nut) • Sweet • Spice • 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:…

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Bourbon Sensory Analysis II: Advanced Bourbon Sensory Analysis • DECEMBER 9 @ The Kentucky Castle

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

A quality Bourbon can contain over 200 flavors divided into five primary categories: • Grains • Tree (wood and nut) • Sweet • Spice • 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:…

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