Bourbon University

Bourbon Univeristy

Bourbon University is part of the extensive bourbon program at the Kentucky Castle in picturesque Versailles, KY just down the lane from the historic Keeneland Racecourse in the midst of both Bourbon and Horse Country.  

Bourbon enthusiasts can purchase monthly tickets or a 12-month package for a special price.   Learn the basics, the history, as well as what makes each brand special throughout this year long experience from Tim Knittel, the luxury boutique hotel’s Bourbon Steward-in-Residence

Tentative 2018 Schedule 

1.    [January] Bourbon Basics/Bourbon 101
2.    [February] History of Bourbon I: Origins through the Third Dark Age (1780s to 1980s)
3.    [March] History of Bourbon II: The Modern Era
4.    [April] Bourbon Production I: Traditional Production & The Six Sources of Flavor
5.    [May] Bourbon Production II: Craft, Experimental and Near Bourbons
6.    [June] Bourbon Sensory Analysis I: Introduction to Bourbon Sensory Analysis
7.    [July] Bourbon Cocktails I: Historic and Classic Cocktails
8.    [August] Bourbon Cocktails II: Modern Cocktails
9.    [September] Bourbons by Brand I: Major KY Distilleries
10.    [October] Bourbons by Brand II: Craft KY Distilleries
11.    [November] Bourbons by Brand III: Non-Distiller Producers and Outside KY
12.    [December] Bourbon Sensory Analysis II: Advanced Bourbon Sensory Analysis

*Tentative schedule is subject to change

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The Kentucky Castle
230 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, KY 40383
(859) 256-0322

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