What people are saying:
Aften, Thank you for doing a great presentation once again. This group was much more interactive with their questions and you answered all of them to perfection.
Good morning Aften, Hilary, Tim, I want to share my sincere thanks for helping us create a wonderful experience for our partners at Adobe & AT&T last night. I’ve hosted several tasting events and this one one of the most professionally set and educational presentations I’ve seen — thank you!
Steve, What an awesome event, thank you so much for everything! Lots of engagement, lots of laughs. Overall just a fun time!
We look forward to more events in the future!!!!
Hey everyone – Aften and Shell, especially! Our feedback on these events has been outstanding!! We will definitely be scheduling more in the coming weeks. Thank you so much for engaging, entertaining, and educational events for our partners and their customers. We look forward to the next one!
We had a great time.
Are you interested in round #2? … we were thinking about a cocktail class. 4-5 famous bourbon cocktails. Thoughts?
Also, September. Would you be interested in spending the weekend with us in September? It would be badass to have a true bourbon steward hanging out with us to answer questions etc.
We have a fun weekend planned.
Let me know!
Abbey~ I want to Thank you and Tim for such a wonderful evening!! Over the past few days, I have received multiple calls from attendees gushing over the event. I know I learned a ton about bourbon and continue to be amazed by the science involved and how the environment impacts the overall tasting notes.
Hopefully, we can do this again in the future!
Can’t thank you enough ! Had such a great time with you guys.
We had a great time with Ed! Folks really enjoyed the tasting, he was so knowledgeable, even the Bourbon “experts” amongst us learned a lot . We are all planning to pay Ed a visit and toast him when we go to the Bourbon trail in person. Thanks so much for a great event!
The event was outstanding! Distilled Living delivered an excellent event again!
Please keep me aware of any new type of events that you are offering.
Thanks again for all your support!
Tim and Aften- Last night’s bourbon event was a huge hit. Thanks so much for leading this happy hour for Ferguson and Oracle. I look forward to the next one!
Doug C. Park
The event was absolutely wonderful. Everyone was extremely excited about the knowledge skills and fun stories. My partner said that he felt like he went from someone that was interested in bourbon to feeling like a legitimate fan. Two members of the group had privately told me they didn’t really like bourbon before the event but were excited to do the tasting with Kristian–they now have told me that it turns out they like bourbon. 🙂
Ed was such a professional and really put everyone at ease and empowered them to learn. They are all planning on making the trip to Kentucky in the near future and want you all and Ed to lead the way. The course was so professional and a lot of fun for them all.
Aften and Nick, Just wanted to say thank you very much for last night’s event. Your set up, production, attention to detail, knowledge and engagement blew your competition out of the water. Great job.
I have already been asked by a few of the guys the name of your company and how the process works. Maybe we can even get you guys some more business out of it! Have a great weekend.
Tim kept the group engaged and interested. Definitely a home run!
Thank you for checking in!
Aften, You were great today! We appreciated the time you took to walk us through the tasting and answer our questions!
Is there a link I can send to the guys in order to leave a review? We’d love to give you some good press for future patrons looking for a great event!
Also – I’m sure you’ll be getting some family and corporate event bookings in the future from this crew!
Cameron loved it (most important part so thank you!) and the guys all learned a ton and had a great time.
Very much appreciated your time – have a great weekend!
Tim and Team, Thank you so much for providing an excellent tasting last night. Everyone really enjoyed it and Aften did a wonderful job presenting and answering all of our bourbon questions. We would like to provide a tip for the job well done – what’s the best way to do that?
Thanks again and hope to host another bourbon event soon.
Thank you! It was an awesome event and a lot of fun.
Thanks for a great first round of events this week, clients were thrilled with the flow of the events, your expertise, and professionalism.
Have a great weekend, see everyone next week!
That was fun! Thanks, Tim & Abbey! …(the group photo) attached turned out great. 🙂
Thank you Hilary, our event went really well – Tim did a great job and we have received amazing feedback.
What a great presentation that was! Thank you for being super interactive. It was very much enjoyed!
THANK YOU for making my husband’s birthday so special. He and his friends loved it. If there is a way I can post a testimonial please let me know what platform – but your extensive knowledge about Bourbon, your storytelling just made for a truly unique experience.
Thank you to you and your staff! Def will be referring you guys as your brand & the experience your team provides is really top notch.
Thank you again
Hi Aften. I had a zoom tasting with Chris and I was wondering if it is possible to get the recipes for the drinks we made that night? We loved them all!
Also, please let him know that we all had a great time and I have had a handful of people ask for your information. Thanks so much!
Good morning everyone,
Thanks to everyone that made our event a success! We had such a great time with Ed yesterday, and everyone learned a lot. Afterwards, our party was comparing notes and debating which was their favorite using what we learned during the session. Behind the scenes, it was so nice and easy to plan this surprise with this incredibly prepared and professional team. We sincerely hope to make it to Kentucky one day to meet you all.
All the best,
Very successful. 26 participants. Very interactive and everyone stayed on 30 minutes later since it was so fun.
Distilled Living provides bourbon education & sensory training for
- restaurant and bar staff
- corporate and fundraising events
Founded by Tim Knittel who is a Kentucky bourbon industry insider with over 10 years experience in bourbon education and event design.
Many of the other team members are certified Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Stewards (often compared to a Bourbon Sommelier) which is the highest classification available for a professional bourbon educator.
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Meet The Team
- Private bourbon tastings and sensory education for parties and corporate events
- Custom ticketed bourbon events and bourbon dinners
- Bourbon menu design and craft bourbon cocktail menus
- Hospitality staff trainings
- Brand representation for small/emerging distilleries including events, expos, conventions, tasting tables and market strategy
- Tour and tasting program design assistance
- and more!