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BOURBON TASTINGS

I can customize tastings to fit your program. For example:

1. Bourbon Basics - Introduce bourbon to people new to the whiskey.  This would involve three or four bourbons. 


2. Bargain Bourbons - All four would be under $25/bottle. There are a lot of excellent,

 inexpensive bourbons. Old Forester is a sterling example.


3. Single Barrel - Lots to choose from including Four Roses.


4. Special Finishes - Anything from Woodford Double Oaked to Angel's Envy (port barrel aged).


5. Rye vs. Wheat - Comparison of traditional bourbons with rye in their mash bills to wheated

bourbons.


6. Eat Your Wheaties - All wheated bourbons.  (Larceny, 1792 Sweet Wheat, any Weller

 bourbon, Old Fitzgerald, Maker’s Mark, Rebel Yell, and others.)


7. Crafties - Bourbons from the small distillers. Could be Kentucky only, or a mix.


8. World of Whisk(e)y - Comparison of bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Scotch, and Irish whiskies.


9. Bottled-in-Bond – Bourbons that be produced at one distillery in one distilling season (January –                December), must be aged at least 4 years, and bottled at 100 proof. Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. and Henry McKenna are examples.


10. Kentucky Terroir? – A blind tasting of Kentucky-produced and non-Kentucky-produced bourbons. Can you tell the difference?


11. Varied Expressions - Compare bourbons made by one distillery that make different expressions of the same mash bill. They vary by age and proof. Examples

include bourbons from Beam, Brown-Forman, and Wild Turkey. 


12.  Heavy Hitters – A tasting of barrel proof/cask strength bourbons. Almost all the big distillers have a least one of these, though some are available as private selections only.            


 

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