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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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Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild • Class: Bourbon Production II

May 11 @ 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 Bourbon Production II: Craft, Experimental & Near Bourbons Sat • May 11th • 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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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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Dine & Discover: Hospitality Training with the Shelbyky Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main St.
Shelbyville, KY 40065 United States
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https://www.facebook.com/events/290201385223874/ Dine & Discover: Hospitality Training Speaker Tim Knittel | Distilled Living Training will cover topics such as: . Hospitality and the Bourbon visitor . Elevating a Visitor Experience . Guest Services and Opportunities . Follow up & Social Media Reserve a seat for: AM Session breakfast  will be provided 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PM Session lunch will be provided 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM must be 21+

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June 2019

Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild • Class: Bourbon Palate Training

June 1 @ 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 Bourbon Palate Training Sat • June 1st • 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.

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3rd Annual Commonwealth Bash – Charity event for Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
K-Club – UK Varsity Letter Association, 1398 Sports Center Dr
Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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$75

Join us for a wonderful evening in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass as we celebrate the Commonwealth of Kentucky's 227th birthday. Fred Minnick will lead a fun filled evening with an auction, live music by David Napier from Driftwood Gypsy, works by local artist Enrique Gonzalez and Chris Hartsfield Watercolor Gallery, workshop by Distilled Living, barrel demonstration by Independent Stave Company - ISCO, booths from Bourbon Barrel Guitar Company, 1st Place Kentucky Bourbon Balls, participating…

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KY Bourbon Affair – Hartfield & Co. “A Day in Bourbon County”

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hartfield & Co., 320 Pleasant St.
Paris, KY 40361-2035 United States
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$300

Direct link to tickets for this event (easier to get to than the link off the facebook event): https://kybourbonaffair.com/hartfield.html#popup Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/408172950001883/ Experience Bourbon County in a way few have been able to. Tour Claiborne Farm, considered by many to be one of the most influential horse farms in North America, and come face to face with some of the world's highest pedigreed horses while on a farm that has raised 6 of the 13 Triple Crown Winners. Go behind…

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Bourbon Sensory Analysis I • JUNE 12 • KY Bourbon School @ The Kentucky Castle

June 12 @ 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 the basics of Bourbon sensory analysis by looking at the fundamentals of sensory analysis in general and the application of sensory analysis to Bourbon…

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