Ticket sales close tonight (Monday) for Wednesday's Bourbon University @thekentuckycastle
IF you can't make it this week, we also have one more February class on the 28th and there will be a new class with all new bourbons and topics in March. .
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$35 per person, class includes guided bourbon flight and light food. Dinner reservations at Castle Farm Restaurant available for after the class.
Tickets can be purchased online each month or by ➡ 📞 calling The Kentucky Castle @ 859-256-0322
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Tim & seven sample pours will lead you through various points in bourbon history:
1) Corn whiskey - Tanner’s Curse
2) Very young whiskey/Early intentional aging - Old Crow
3) Bottling - Old Forester 1870
4) Bottled-in-Bond - Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch Bottled-in-Bond
5) 1950s Style Bourbon - I.W. Harper
6) 1950s Divergent - Maker’s Mark
7) “Over-Aged” Bourbon - Orphan Barrel Forged Oak
HISTORY OF BOURBON I: ORIGINS THROUGH THE THIRD DARK AGE (1780S TO 1980S)
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 regulations, caused an international kerfuffle, fought Prohibition, got co-opted by the war effort, formed a monopoly and nearly disappeared from America no less than three times.
In this class, we’ll trace the evolution of American whiskey from the early days in colonial New England through the “extra-aged” bourbons of the 1960s to 1980s. We’ll sample 5 bourbons (plus 1 near-bourbon) to trace the flavor evolution of bourbon along that timeline, and we’ll discuss how important bourbon was (and still is) to shaping both the culture and the government of the United States.
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