#1.) Jim Beam (Basic)

Course # 301

 
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“Jim Beam (Basic)“ Tasting Class

Jim Beam is the largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. You will taste 12 (1/3 shots) of Jim Beam's diversified selection of 94 different Bourbons and North American Whiskies.

This class is taught by Major Christopher Hart and/or Colonel CRaig Duncan

Jim Beam is the best selling brand of bourbon in the world.  Started in 1795, seven direct line descendants of Jacob Beam have been the Master Distillers in their family's whiskey production. The Flagship brand was given the name "Jim Beam" in 1933 in honor of James Beauregard Beam, who rebuilt the business in 120 days after Prohibition ended. The Jim Beam Distilleries are located in Clermont, Kentucky and Boston, Kentucky. Jim Beam is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beam Suntory Brands of Osaka, Japan.

This is a great Overview and a basic look into the distillery. Some of the bourbons you will try to include; Jim Beam Black Double Aged, Jim Beam White, Jim Beam's Devil's Cut, Jim Beam Rye, Knob Creek Small Batch, Old Grand Dad, Jim Beam Single Barrel, Old Crow, Jim Beam Single Barrel and Top Shelf Booker's at 128.8 proof. You will also try some flavored whiskies that include; Jim Beam Apple, Beam's Red Stag (Black Cherry) and Jim Beam Maple.

#2.) Heaven Hill (Basic)

Course #302

 
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“Heaven Hill (Basic)” Tasting Class

Heaven Hill is the second largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. Come and try 12 (1/3 shots)  of Heaven Hill's storied masterpieces of the 84 brands of Bourbons and North American Whiskies that they make.

This class is taught by Lt. Colonel Carl Ingrum and/or Colonel CRaig Duncan

Heaven Hill Distilleries is an American family-owned and operated distillery company headquartered in the Bourbon Capital of the world, Bardstown, Kentucky.  It is the second-largest bourbon distiller with the second largest inventory in the world.

This is a great Overview and a basic look into the distillery. At this tasting you will sample; Evan Williams Black Label, Fighting Cock 103, Heaven Hill Green Label, Larceny, Evan Williams Cherry Whiskey, Elijah Craig Small Batch, Evan Williams Peach Whiskey, Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey, Cinnerator, Henry McKenna Single Barrel 10 year-old, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Evan Williams 1783 and Craig Single Barrel 20 year-old.

#3.) Buffalo Trace(Basic)

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“Buffalo Trace (Basic)” Tasting Class

Buffalo Trace is the third largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. You will taste 12 (1/3 shots) of Buffalo Trace's diversified selection of 105 different Bourbons and North American Whiskies.

This class is taught by Major Devere Walker and/or Colonel CRaig Duncan

Buffalo Trace Distillery is the oldest continuously operating distillery in North America located in the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Frankfort. Originally named the O. F. C. Distillery (Old Fire and Copper) the facility sits on what was formerly a river crossing area for American Bison. It is wholly owned by the Sazerac Company out of New Orleans, since 1992.

This is a great Overview and a basic look into the distillery. During this tasting, you will experience W. L. Weller, Buffalo Trace, Ancient Age, Blanton's Single Barrel, Old Charter, Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel, McAfee's Benchmark, Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch, Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel, George T. Stag Barrel Proof, Hancock's President's Reserve and Pappy Van Winkle.


#4.) Brown-Forman

Course #304

 
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“Brown-Forman” Tasting Class

Brown-Forman is the fourth largest Bourbon Distiller in the World, but they are the Largest Whiskey Distiller in the world when including Jack Daniel's.  You will taste 12 (1/3 shots) of the 80 different variations, brands and labels of bourbon or North American whiskey.

This class is taught by Major Troy Rubert and/or Colonel CRaig Duncan

The Brown-Forman Corporation is the largest distilled spirit and wine company in North America. They are headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky but their holdings span the entire world. Their popular bourbon brands include Woodford Reserve, Old Forester and Early Times. Their other whiskey labels include the world's most popular whiskey but it is a Tennessee Whiskey in Jack Daniel's, they also produce Canadian Mist. This tasting will focus specifically on the bourbon.

Some of the bourbons that you will experience at this tasting include; Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Early Times Whiskey, Old Forester Whiskey Row Series 1870 Original Batch, Early Times 354 Bourbon, Old Forester Whiskey Row Series 1897 Bottled-in-Bond, Early Times Bottled-in-Bond, Woodford Reserve Double Oak, Old Forester Mint Julep, Old Forester Single Barrel, Old Forester Birthday,  Old Forester Whiskey Row Series 1920 Prohibition Style,  Reserve Master’s Collection Maplewood Finish.


#5.) Wild Turkey

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#6.) Maker’s Mark

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“Wild Turkey” Tasting Class

Wild Turkey Distillery is the fifth largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. Wild Turkey 101 is the sixth most popular Bourbon brand in the world. Come and try 12(1/3 shots) of Wild Turkey's incredible 37 brands of Bourbon and North American whiskies..

This class is taught by Colonel Dale Robinson and/or Colonel CRaig Duncan

The Wild Turkey Distillery is a subsidiary of the Campari Group and is located in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. In 1891, Thomas Ripy the founder of Wild Turkey built his Old Hickory Distillery near its present site on the former location of the Old Moore Distillery. In 1933 after Prohibition ended, the Ripy family repaired the distillery and began to again produce bourbon. The Ripys sold the bourbon produced at this distillery to various wholesalers including Austin Nichol who bottled bourbon under their own brands including Wild Turkey.

During this tasting you will experience Wild Turkey 81, Wild Turkey 101, Wild Turkey American Honey, Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Wild Turkey Rye, Russell's Reserve, Wild Turkey Honey Sting, Wild Turkey Forgiven, Russell's Reserve Rye, Russell's Reserve Single Barrel, Wild Turkey Spiced Whiskey, Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel and Wild Turkey Master's Keep 17 year-old.



 
 

“Maker’s Mark” Tasting Class

Maker's Mark Distillery is the six largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. The Maker’s Mark brand is the fifth most popular brand in the world. It makes 10 different variations, brands and labels of bourbon or whiskey.

This class is taught by Colonel CRaig Duncan

The Maker's Mark Distillery is located in Loretto, Kentucky, it specializes in several small batch bourbons all with the name Maker's Mark. It is subsidiary of Beam Suntory Brands. Maker's Mark is the most popular wheated bourbon in the world which means it has no rye in its mash bill and uses a soft wheat as its second ingredient. It is sold in distinctively square bottles sealed with dripping red wax and is produced at 90 proof.

When founder T. W. Samuels was developing the blueprint for Maker's Mark he made seven different mash bill recipes. But Samuels did not have the luxury of being able to wait five years to distill and age all seven variations so he baked each recipe in a loaf of bread and had his family help him taste the loaves for the best to make his bourbon.

The Maker's Mark tasting will be combined with the bourbons of Four Roses to fill up the twelve spots. In this tasting you will try; Four Roses Yellow Label, Maker's Mark, Four Roses Black Label (available only in Japan), Maker's Mark Mint Julep, Four Roses Small Batch, Maker's Mark 46, Cabin Fever, Four Roses Single Batch, Maker's Mark Cask Strength, T. W. Samuels, Maker's Mark Private Select, Four Roses Single Barrel, Maker's Mark Ambassador Black Seal.

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#7.) Four Roses

Course #307

 
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“Four Roses” Tasting Class

Four Roses is the seventh largest Bourbon Distiller in the World.  Come and try 12 (1/3 shots) including the 10 different variations of Four Roses bourbon.

This class is taught by Colonel CRaig Duncan

Four Roses is a Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey brand currently owned by the Kirin Brewery Company of Japan. Brent Elliott is the master distiller of Four Roses.  The brand was founded by Rufus Mathewson Rose and was named in honor of him, his brother Origen, and their two sons (making them the Four Roses). Early proprietor Paul Jones, Jr, trademarked the name and brand in 1888 claiming it had been produced and sold as early as the 1860's. The Lawrenceburg, Kentucky distillery was built in 1910 in Spanish Mission-style architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Four Roses tasting will be combined with the bourbons of Maker's Mark to fill up the twelve spots. In this tasting you will try; Four Roses Yellow Label, Maker's Mark, Four Roses Black Label (available only in Japan), Maker's Mark Mint Julep, Four Roses Small Batch, Maker's Mark 46, Cabin Fever, Four Roses Single Barrel, Maker's Mark Cask Strength, T. W. Samuels, Maker's Mark Private Select, Four Roses Single Barrel, Maker's Mark Ambassador Black Seal and Four Roses Limited Edition 120th Anniversary Single Barrel.


#8.) Bulleit/ Diageo

Course #308

 
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“Bulleit/Diageo” Tasting Class

Bulleit/Diageo is the eighth largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. Come and try 12 (1/3 shots) of the 46 different variations, brands and labels of bourbon or North American whiskey.

This class is taught by Colonel CRaig Duncan

Bulleit Bourbon is a brand bourbon that is presently distilled by Four Roses in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.  It is a very high rye content bourbon that is marketed as a rough and tumble "Frontier Whiskey that is aged six years.  Bulleit is wholly owned by international spirit giant Diageo who has just invested $400 million building a huge distillery in the Louisville suburbs of Shively, Kentucky.  Diageo also owns other famous North American whiskies such as Crown Royal, George Dickel, Seagram's 7 and Blade and Bow.

The founder of the current brand Tom Bulleit, a great-great-grandson of the author of the original recipe, Augustus Bulleit states that the original brand was first made in the 1830's. Augustus distilled up until the time of his death in 1860. The original creation was, in fact, a rye whiskey with almost seventy percent rye grain.

During this tasting you will try the following bourbons and whiskies; Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Crown Royal Deluxe Canadian Whisky, George Dickel No. 12 Beige, Seagram's 7 American Blended Whiskey, Bulleit Rye, Crown Royal Regal Apple Whisky, Bulleit Barrel Proof Bourbon, Blade and Bow, Bulleit 10 year-old Bourbon, Crown Royal Maple Whisky, and Rhetoric 23 year-old Orphan Barrel Bourbon.


#9.) Barton/ 1792

Course #309

 
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“Barton/1792” Tasting Class

The Barton/1792 Brands are the ninth largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. Come and try 12 (1/3 shots) of their 51 different variations, brands and labels of bourbon or whiskey.

This class is taught by Captain Bobby Graham and/or Colonel CRaig Duncan

Prior to 2002 Barton/1792 Brands, could have been classified as a regional distiller due to the fact that most of their brands were only available in five or six states in the mid-west. It is a company that produced many, many other wines, distilled spirits and liquors in addition to whiskey. The distillery is located in the "Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky. Its former names include the Mattingly & Moore Distillery, Morton Spring's Distillery and Tom Moore Distillery.

In 2002, Barton/1792 Brands launched its first brand that was marketed and later popular nationwide in "1792 Ridgemont Reserve." Later that label spun off into a seven variation line for the company. After several mergers and acquisitions, the company was sold to the Sazerac Company, a family-owned spirit conglomerate based in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2009.

Some of the bourbons that you will experience at this tasting include; Very Old Barton, Barton Premium Whiskey, Eleven Jones American Whiskey, Mr. Boston's Rock & Rye, Tom Moore Bourbon, Mattingly & Moore Bourbon, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, Kentucky Gentleman, Black Velvet Cinnamon Rush Whisky, 1792 Small Batch, Kentucky Tavern, Ten High Bourbon and 1792 Ridgemont Reserve.


#10.) LuxCo

Course #310

 
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“LuxCo” Tasting Class

Luxco is the tenth largest Bourbon Distiller in the World.  Lox Row Distillery opened in 2018 making the four most popular of LuxCo's 63 brands of bourbon or whiskey. Come and try 12 (1/3 shots) of these brands.

This class is taught by Lt. Colonel Scott Jackson and/or Colonel CRaig Duncan

Lux Row Distillery located in Bardstown, Kentucky is a wholly owned subsidiary of Luxco, Inc. which is headquartered at their huge bottling plant in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1958 as the David Sherman Corporation, the company was purchased by a minority shareholder and renamed in 2006 to LuxCo after the new C.E.O. Paul A. Lux. The company produces and sells many different spirits and beverages nationwide and internationally. In 2013 Jim Beam sold the following brands to LuxCo; Bellows, Calvert Whiskey, Lord Calvert Canadian Whisky, Dark Eyes, Canada House, Tempo and Wolfschmidt for $65 million.

During this tasting you will try the following bourbons and whiskies; Rebel Yell Bourbon, Rebel Yell Honey, Ezra Brooks Bourbon, Rebel Reserve, Yellowstone Bourbon, Bellows Bourbon, Calvert Extra American Blended Whiskey, Old Ezra 101, Rebel Yell Ginger, David Nicholson 1843 Wheated, Rebel Yell 10 year-old Single Barrel, Ezra B. 12 year-old Single Barrel and Blood Oath, Pact #2.

 

 


#11.) Willett

Course #311

 
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“Willett Tasting” Class

Willett is the eleventh largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. Come and try 16 (1/4 shots) of the 26different variations, brands and labels of bourbon or whiskey.

This class is taught by Major Christopher Yow and/or Colonel CRaig Duncan

Willett Distillery is a family owned and operated distillery that produces various brands a number of different bourbons and rye whiskies that range in age from 2 years to 23 year-old.  It is located in the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky. The company used to be called Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD) in the mid 1980's. Although the company has been renamed back to its original name Willett, it is under the same family ownership and operation in the same family farm location since its inception in 1936.

Some of the bourbons that you will experience at this tasting include; Willett Pot Still Reserve, Johnny Drum, Old Bardstown Black Label, Old Bardstown Estate, John Drum Private Stock, Corner Creek Reserve, Pure Kentucky XO, Kentucky Vintage, Noah's Mill, Willett Family Estate Bottled 8 year-old, Willett Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel, 12 year-old 123 proof and Vintage 17 year-old Bourbon.


#12.) Medium Bourbon Distillers Tasting

Course #312

 
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The 20-30 Medium Independent Bourbon Distillers make up only 3% of the world's bourbon production. Some of the Top Distilleries are McLain & Kyne, Western Spirits, Medley Distillery, Louisville Distillery and US*1 Distillery.

This tasting will focus on distillers the Medium Distillers that are larger than Craft or Boutique Distillers. There are hundreds of Craft Distiller that make up less than one percent of the world' bourbon. The Medium distillers produce between 500,000 and 1,800,000 proof gallons annual. The large distiller produces more than 1,800,000 proof gallons annually. 

The distillers that will be featured in this tasting are; McLain & Kyne that makes Jefferson's Bourbon; Jefferson's Very Small Batch, Jefferson's Ocean, Jefferson's Chef's Collaboration, Jefferson Presidential Select 18 year-old and Jefferson's Manhattan.  We will try Western Spirits; Calumet Bourbon, Sam Houston American Whiskey, Lexington Bourbon and some of the over 20 variations of Bird Dog. We will also sample the Medley Distillery's Wathen's; US*1 Whiskey's Michter's; Louisville Distilling Angel's EnvyOld Pogue and Town Branch Bourbon from AllTech Distillery.


#13.) Jim Beam Tasting      (Advanced-Part1)

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Jim Beam is the largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. You will taste 16 (1/4 shots) but learn about all of Jim Beam's diversified selection of 89 different Bourbons and North American Whiskies.

This is the first part of the Jim Beam Advanced or (Part I):  This tasting will focus on the 29 brands of Jim Beam that actually have the name "Jim Beam" clearly printed on the front label. It will also go into great depth about the Beam Family history and their family legacy.

Some of the bourbons you will try to include; Jim Beam White, Jim Beam Black Double Aged, Jim Beam Rye, Jim Beam Bottled-in-Bond (Gold Label), Jim Beam Choice (Green Label), Jim Beam's Devil's Cut, Jim Beam 7 year-old (Red Label), Jim Beam Double Oak, Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse Select, Jim Beam Jacob's Ghost, Jim Beam Single Barrel, Jim Beam Signature Craft Spanish Brandy, Jim Beam Signature Craft 12 year old, Jim Beam Distiller's Cut Clear Label and Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece. 

You will also try some of the six Harvest Series: Jim Beam Harvest Soft Red Wheat, Jim Beam Harvest Six Row Barley, Jim Beam Harvest Whole Rolled Oat, Jim Beam Harvest High Rye, Jim Beam Harvest Brown Rice, and Jim Beam Harvest Triticale.

You will also try some flavored whiskies that include; Jim Beam Apple, Jim Beam Vanilla, Jim Beam's Red Stag (Black Cherry), Jim Beam Honey, Jim Beam Maple and Jim Beam Fire.

 


 

#14). Jim Beam Tasting (Advanced-Part2)

"The Olds"     & High Ryes

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Jim Beam is the largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. You will taste 16 (1/4 shots) of Jim Beam's diversified selection of 89 different Bourbons and North American Whiskies.

The first part of the Jim Beam Advanced (Part 2):  This tasting will focus on three different Branches of Jim Beam; "The Olds", the High Rye recipe Brands and other Jim Beam Whiskies.

"The Olds"

The eight varieties of "The Olds" bourbons and whiskies that you will try include; Jim Beam's original Bourbon brand; Old Tub, Old Grand Dad, Old Grand Dad Small Batch 114, Old Grand Dad Bottled-in-Bond, Old Overholt, Old Overholt Bottled-in-Bond Rye, Old Crow, and Old Crow Reserve.

High Rye Recipe Brands

This portion of Tasting 2 will focus around Basil Hayden and his Old Grand Dad. We will try the four versions of Basil Hayden all at 80 proof; they are: Basil Hayden Small Batch, Basil Hayden Dark Rye, Basil Hayden Limited Edition Rye, and Basil Hayden Two by Two. In addition to those will will sample the three brands that have Basil Hayen's picture on the label all at different proof levels; Old Grand Dad, Old Grand Dad Small Batch 114, Old Grand Dad Bottled-in-Bond,

Other Beam Whiskies

Your will also hear about or try; Canadian Club, Alberta Premium, Tangle Ridge, Windsor, Beam's Red Stag (Black Cherry), Red Stag Honey Tea, Red Stag Spiced Cinnamon, Red Stag Hardcore Cider, Kessler's American Whiskey and Beam's Eight Star.


#15). Jim Beam Tasting     (Advanced-Part 3)

"The Small Batch Collection"

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#16.) Heaven Hill Tasting    (Advanced-Part 1)

"Tradition of Two Families" & "Imitation is Flattery"

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#17.) Heaven Hill Tasting           (Advanced-Part 2)

All about the “E’s” "Evan & Elijah"

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Jim Beam is the largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. You will taste 16 (1/4 shots) of Jim Beam's diversified selection of 89 different Bourbons and North American Whiskies.

The Jim Beam Advanced Tasting (Part 3):  This tasting will focus on the four different members of the "Small Batch Collection," Booker's, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden and Baker's. In this tasting we will sample six different Small Batch releases (Big Man Small Batch, Bluegill Creek, Front Porch Batch, Bluegrass Batch, and Barbecue Batch) coming from different parts of different warehouses and blended together. We will also try the Original "Booker's Barrel Proof Bourbon" and the 2016 Limited Edition Booker's Rye.

Then the attention will turn to World's Most Popular Super Premium Bourbon in Knob Creek. We will sample; Knob Creek Small Batch, Knob Creek Rye, Know Creek Single Barrel, Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve, Knob Creek Rye Cask Strength, Knob Creek Smoked Maple and the 25th Anniversary Knob Creek.  You will also try the original Basil Hayden and the original Baker's Small Batch.

 


 
 

Heaven Hill is the second largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. Come and try 16 (1/4 shots)  of Heaven Hill's storied masterpieces of the 67 brands of Bourbons and North American Whiskies that they make.

Heaven Hill Distilleries is an American family-owned and operated distillery company headquartered in the Bourbon Capital of the world, Bardstown, Kentucky.  It is the second-largest bourbon distiller with the second largest inventory in the world.

This is an Advanced look into Heaven Hill's two most influential families in Shapiras and the Beams. At this tasting you will sample some of Heaven Hill namesake line with 6 different varieties including Heaven Hill Green Label, Heaven Hill Blended Whiskey and Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond Gold Label.

We will also learn about some of the brands that made Heaven Hill a solid force in the industry by imitating some other very popular brand such as Evan Williams Black Label, Colonel's Pride, Fighting Cock and Whiskey River

 


Heaven Hill is the second largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. Come and try 16 (1/4 shots)  of Heaven Hill's storied masterpieces of the 67 brands of Bourbons and North American Whiskies that they make.

Heaven Hill Distilleries is an American family-owned and operated distillery company headquartered in the Bourbon Capital of the world, Bardstown, Kentucky.  It is the second-largest bourbon distiller with the second largest inventory in the world.

This is an Advanced look into both Heaven Hill's Flagship brand in Evan Williams and its Super Premium brand in Elijah Craig. At this tasting you will sample; some of Evan Williams 20 different varieties including Evan Williams Black Label, Evan Williams Green Label, Evan Williams 1843, some of Evan Williams 7 flavors including Evan Williams Cherry Whiskey, Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond White Label, Evan Williams Peach Whiskey, Evan Williams Vintage Single Barrel, Evan Williams Master's Blend, Evan Williams 12 year-old, Evan Williams Mule Town Single Barrel and Evan Williams 23 year-old.

We will also experience the Bourbon named after the "Father of Bourbon" Elijah Craig Small Batch, Elijah Craig 12 year-old,  Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 year-old, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and Craig Single Barrel 23 year-old.


 

#18.) Heaven Hill Tasting          (Advanced-Part 3)

Course #413

McKenna, Parker & Misc.

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Heaven Hill is the second largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. Come and try 16 (1/4 shots)  of Heaven Hill's storied masterpieces of the 67 brands of Bourbons and North American Whiskies that they make.

Heaven Hill Distilleries is an American family-owned and operated distillery company headquartered in the Bourbon Capital of the world, Bardstown, Kentucky.  It is the second-largest bourbon distiller with the second largest inventory in the world.

This is an Advanced look into both Heaven Hill's other lines including 3 levels of Henry McKenna; its Table Whiskey, its Sour Mash and its Bottled -in-Bond 10 year-old Single Barrel.

We will take a look into Heaven Hill's other Top Shelf line in the "Parker's Heritage Collection" and we will sample 3 of its 11 iterations.

We will also discuss and sample a number of other Heaven Hill brands like "Pikesville Supreme Rye," J. W. Dant, Fighting Cock, Whiskey River, J. T. S. Brown, and the Wheated Bourbos of Larceny and Old Fitzgerald.


 

#19.) Buffalo Trace Tasting (Advanced-Part 1)

Course #421

"The Founders"

 
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Buffalo Trace is the third largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. You will taste 16 (1/4 shots) of Buffalo Trace's diversified selection of 94 different Bourbons and North American Whiskies.

Buffalo Trace is considered one of the "Big 3" Bourbon Distillers in the World and because of its size and sheer number of brands Buffalo Trace has a Basic Tasting and three different Advanced Tastings.

In this the "Buffalo Trace Advanced - Part 1," tasting we  will focus on the Founders and Pillars of the Buffalo Trace Empire and the lines of Bourbon that are named after each.

We will examine the life and many, many contributions of the original founder of the old "O. F. C. Distillery" in Colonel Edmund Haines Taylor, Jr. we will sample 6 of 9 variations of the impressive line named after him. We will also discuss in detail the "Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897." 

George T. Stagg was the next founder and proprietor of the distillery and we discuss his life and sample the two brands named after him.Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton was an employee of the distillery for over 50 years, we will look into his life and contributions to the Buffalo Trace legacy. Then we will sample all 4 brands that are named after him (only 1 is available in the United States).  Finally we will look at one of the more recent Master Distillers in Elmer T. Lee who is a man that has been credited with re-invigorating the Bourbon industry in 1984. We will try both brands that were named after him.

 

 


 

#20.) Buffalo Trace Tasting           (Advanced - Part 2)

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“Wheated Mashbill” & Trace Ryes

 
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#21.) Buffalo Trace Tasting          (Advanced - Part 3)

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“Buffalo Trace Antique Collection”

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Buffalo Trace is the third largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. You will taste 16 (1/4 shots) of Buffalo Trace's diversified selection of 94 different Bourbons and North American Whiskies.

Buffalo Trace is considered one of the "Big 3" Bourbon Distillers in the World and because of its size and sheer number of brands Buffalo Trace has a Basic Tasting and three different Advanced Tastings.

In this "Buffalo Trace Advanced - Part 1," tasting we will take a hard look at the two main "Wheated Mash Bill" lines that are made by Buffalo Trace in the W. L. Weller line and Pappy Van Winkle line. We will look at the man William Larue Weller and why he became a trendsetter by dedicating his entire life to espousing the virtues of wheated bourbon over regular bourbon. We will sample 5 of the Weller line bourbons.

Then will examine the life of Mr. Julian Pappy Van Winkle, why he became a legend and what makes his bourbons the most expensive and sought after bourbon on earth. We will sample 4 of the 5 Van Winkle Bourbons.

Finally we will look at the "Rye Whiskey" that is made by Buffalo Trace and sample one of their oldest brands in Sazerac, we will also try Colonel E. H. Taylor Straight Rye the Rich & Rare line of Canadian Ryes, and the renowned Thomas Handy 18 year-old Rye.


 

Buffalo Trace is the third largest Bourbon Distiller in the World. You will taste 16 (1/4 shots) of Buffalo Trace's diversified selection of 94 different Bourbons and North American Whiskies.

Buffalo Trace is considered one of the "Big 3" Bourbon Distillers in the World and because of its size and sheer number of brands Buffalo Trace has a Basic Tasting and three different Advanced Tastings.

In this the "Buffalo Trace Advanced - Part 1," tasting we will discuss the "Buffalo Trace Antique Collection," why it is so expensive and very difficult to find. We will try 4 of the 5 "B.T.A.C. brands" in "George T. Stagg Barrel Proof," Thomas Handy 18 year-old Rye, "Eagle Rare 17 year-old," and "William Larue Weller 17 year-old."

We will also look at a number of miscellaneous lines and brands including the Southern Comfort line, Virginia Gentleman and the Bowman line, Hancock's President's Reserve and the "Old Charter" line.