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January 2019

Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild • Class: Bourbon Basics: Bourbon 101

January 5 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 am
Base 110, 110 West Vine Street, 3rd Floor,
Lexington, 40507 United States
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Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild Class: Bourbon Basics: Bourbon 101 Sat • Jan 5th • 10am-2pm @ 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 on Bourbon Basics: Bourbon 101.

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Bourbon Palate Training @ Whiskey Bear – Jan 5

January 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whiskey Bear, 119 Marion, Suite 170
Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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$20

Learn to detect the nuanced flavors of bourbon like a professional taster. By performing proper nosing and tasting techniques, combined with culinary palate training and food pairings, you’ll quickly be able to isolate the complex flavors within your favorite bourbons. Your go-to bourbons will never taste the same again! A quality Bourbon can contain over 200 flavors divided into five categories: Grains, Tree (wood and nut), Sweet, Spice, and Botanical (primarily fruit and floral) Like fine wine, it takes practice…

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Bourbon Basics • JANUARY 9 • Bourbon University @ The Kentucky Castle

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

So you enjoy a glass of Bourbon here and there … and you know that it’s important to Kentucky’s history and economy, but there’s so much more to learn about Bourbon! We’ll start 2019 with an overview of what, exactly, Bourbon is plus take a brief look at Bourbon’s history and how it’s made today. We’ll also cover how to nose and taste Bourbon like a professional and will sample a variety of Bourbons and near-Bourbons to explore the differences…

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Advanced Bourbon Palate Training @ Whiskey Bear – Jan 12

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whiskey Bear, 119 Marion, Suite 170
Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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$25

Take your experience of Bourbon to the next level! A quality Bourbon can contain over 200 flavors divided into five categories: Grains, Tree (wood and nut), Sweet, Spice, and Botanical (primarily fruit and floral). Like fine wine, it takes practice and palate education to detect the nuanced and subtle aromas and flavors of a fine Bourbon. We’ll explore advanced Bourbon sensory analysis through aromatic references and varying levels of blind tasting. Tim Knittel, Executive Bourbon Steward and Adjunct Professor of…

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Bourbon Basics • JANUARY 27 • Bourbon University @ The Kentucky Castle

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

So you enjoy a glass of Bourbon here and there … and you know that it’s important to Kentucky’s history and economy, but there’s so much more to learn about Bourbon! We’ll start 2019 with an overview of what, exactly, Bourbon is plus take a brief look at Bourbon’s history and how it’s made today. We’ll also cover how to nose and taste Bourbon like a professional and will sample a variety of Bourbons and near-Bourbons to explore the differences…

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February 2019

Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild • Class: History of Bourbon I: Origins through the 3rd Dark Age 1780-1980

February 2 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am
Base 110, 110 West Vine Street, 3rd Floor,
Lexington, 40507 United States
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Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild History of Bourbon I: Origins through the 3rd Dark Age 1780-1980 Sat • Feb 2nd • 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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Bluegrass Tourism Marketing Assoc monthly meeting – Bourbon 101

February 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$50

We get hundreds of thousands of visitors every year from all over the world that come to the Bluegrass for one reason: BOURBON. You probably know the basic FAQs about bourbon but have you ever wanted to know a little more? What about discerning those subtleties between the various bourbons? Join us on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at The Kentucky Castle for a basic Bourbon sensory training with Tim Knittel. You could call it Bourbon 101! You see, Tim is…

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History of Bourbon I • FEBRUARY 13 • KY Bourbon School (was Bourbon University) @ The Kentucky Castle

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$35

History of Bourbon I: Origins through the Third Dark Age (1780s to 1980s) - Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6pm and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3pm The boom-and-bust cycle of America’s history is reflected in our relationship with our Native Spirit, Bourbon. What started as a sharp, clear, rye grain-based liquor sold in jugs right off the still gradually transformed into a corn-based, richly flavorful, intentionally barrel-aged amber whiskey. Along the way, the Bourbon industry influenced trademark law, inspired food safety…

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Valentine’s Bourbon Dinner @ The Kentucky Castle

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, 40383 United States
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$85

♥️🥃For the Bourbon lovers we have a wonderful four-course Bourbon pairing dinner planned for the day before Valentine's. Start the evening off with: • Four Roses Strawberry Champagne Sour or Yellowstone Select, neat APPETIZERS: • Smoked Beef Crostini crispy pickled shallot, rye baguette, chipotle crema SALAD: • Cucumber Wrapped Shrimp Salad artisanal greens, smoked almonds, fromage blanc, white balsamic vinaigrette • New Riff Single Barrel Barrel Strength Bourbon, over KSI ENTREE: • Porterhouse Lamb Chop smoked bacon dijonnaise • Parsnip…

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Whiskey Bear Bourbon & Chocolate

February 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whiskey Bear, 119 Marion, Suite 170
Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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$20

It is said that Cupid’s arrows are forged from aphrodisiacs and alcohol, with the choice combination being chocolate and red wine. Unless of course, your Cupid has a Southern drawl, in which case his quiver will be filled with chocolate and bourbon. Looking for a fun way to celebrate with your Valentine? Join Whiskey Bear and Tim Knittel for a guided tasting of four Bourbons paired with their perfect chocolate match, plus a special chocolate-washed Bourbon cocktail. We'll talk about…

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