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March 2019

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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Run The Bluegrass – Certified Bourbon Steward Training

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - March 29 @ 6:30 pm
21c Hotel Lexington, 167 W Main St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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$90

$90 Thursday, March 28 or Friday, March 29 4:30 - 6:30 PM 21c Hotel (Gallery 4) Learn to discuss, taste, and recommend America’s Native Spirit with friends and family in this fun and interactive class! What makes a bourbon a bourbon, and how it is different from other whiskies. What the different descriptors of bourbon mean The science behind distilling and aging Identify Kentucky’s heritage brands and which distilleries produce them. Build a virtual flight of 3 bourbons demonstrating the…

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Run the Bluegrass – Bourbon 101

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - March 30 @ 6:00 pm
21c Hotel Lexington, 167 W Main St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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$45

Friday, March 29 3:00 PM or Saturday, March 30 6:00 PM 21c Hotel (Gallery 4) • $45 Think you don’t like bourbon? Or maybe you’ve never tried it? Guided by an Executive Bourbon Steward, you will taste and enjoy the many nuances and flavors in our favorite Kentucky spirit! You’ll also find out why “all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon,” and all its different styles and types! https://www.runthebluegrass.org/experience-products/bourbon-101

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Run the Bluegrass – Post Race Celebration & Bourbon Expo

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
21c Hotel Lexington, 167 W Main St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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$20

Saturday, March 30 6:00 - 9:00PM • 21c Hotel Main Gallery • $20 Let’s Party! Celebrate another great year together, eating, drinking and being merry! We have multiple Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries coming to offer samples of more than 20 bourbons and whiskeys! While tasting bourbon, you can also enjoy light appetizers, and mingle with your fellow runners and friends! A cash bar will be available; plus a silent auction with unique and exclusive bourbon and Thoroughbred items! Dancing is always…

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April 2019

Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild • Class: Bourbon Production I

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Base 110, 110 West Vine Street, 3rd Floor,
Lexington, 40507 United States
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Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild Bourbon Production I: Traditional Production & The 6 Sources of Flavor Sat • April 6th • 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 I: Traditional Production & The 6 Sources of Flavor • APRIL 10 • KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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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The Perfect Mint Julep @ Whiskey Bear Bar

April 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Whiskey Bear, 119 Marion, Suite 170
Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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$25

Despite having just five ingredients - mint, sugar, water, spirit, and ice - the Mint Julep is one of the most misunderstood (and often mis-made) cocktails. Join us for a little history of the julep, from its origin in the earliest days of distillation in the Middle East to the art of making spirits in Northern Europe, then across the Atlantic to the development of Kentucky's first breakfast cocktail. Along the way, we'll explore how those five items came together…

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Lean Management Certificate: A Top Shelf Kentucky Experience DT-100

April 22 @ 7:30 am - April 23 @ 5:30 pm
$1995

Kentucky to host World’s First “Bourbon & Thoroughbred Infused” Lean Management Training Certification Course. Setting off April 22-23, 2019, Solarity Groups will host a one-of-a-kind, top-shelf experience for those looking to increase their knowledge of Lean Management. Events will be held at Saxony Farm, Lane’s End Farm, Barrel House Distillery, James E. Pepper 1776 Distillery and The Kentucky Castle. Not only are the locations impressive, the trainers and guides world class experts in Lean Management, project management, thoroughbreds and Kentucky…

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