Bourbon is an American spirit, its origins shrouded in legend and folklore. It’s spiritual home is the state of Kentucky, with its limestone filtered water, continental seasons, and advantageous location relative to river systems once key to marketing and transporting local goods. Today it can be made anywhere in America but in America only, and the different styles on the market are more diverse than ever before. There’s a bourbon out there for every season and occasion, running the gamut from soft wheated iterations to spicy high-rye. Tasting bourbon is akin to tasting wine—you can parse different aromatics such as vanilla, caramel, nuts, fruits and other cask-driven notes. Some bourbons might smell similar but have different tastes and textures. We’ll examine the different flavors and subtlties, we’ll talk about what makes bourbon unique among whiskies, and we’ll make you a couple bourbon cocktails to show the spirit’s nimbleness.
– Old Forester, Bourbon
– W. L. Weller, Bourbon ‘Special Reserve’
– Special Cocktail #1
– Elijah Craig, 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
– E.H. Taylor, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey ‘Barrel Proof’
– Hudson Whiskey, ‘Baby Bourbon’
– Special Cocktail #2
The Seminar begins promptly at 3pm, please arrive a few minutes before.
Includes an appropriately paired snack
Seating is limited.
Reservations are required, by email or phone 505.983.2100
$10 Seminar Fee, credited with a $100 purchase.