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Saturday, March 25
 

10:30am CDT

A Virtual Tour of Kentucky with Tasting
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Susan Reigler

Susan Reigler

writer, Speaker, Author, Bourbon Authority
Award-winning writer and Louisville native Susan Reigler is the author of Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide (now in its second edition), Kentucky Sweet & Savory: Finding the Artisan Foods and Beverages of the Bluegrass State, The complete Guide to Kentucky State... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC - Rex Kern E

10:30am CDT

Bourbon Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to know more about bourbon but don't know where to begin?  Are traditional tasting events too intimidating?  Maybe you are a wine or beer drinker who is curious to find out what all the buzz is about.  Let us ease your way into it as we create an experience with gateway cocktails that help your palate appreciate and enjoy the deliciousness of Kentucky Bourbon.  Join us as we take you on a leisurely stroll on the path to bourbon enlightenment beginning with a little history, background about the different types of whisky and then move into ways one can enjoy and share your new found passion and knowledge with friends.  Includes sample cocktails and tastings.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Ruffenach

Linda Ruffenach

Founder, Whisky Chicks
Linda Ruffenach, the author of How to be a Bourbon Badass, is a businesswomen, entrepreneur and the founder of the Whisky Chicks.  She believes that sharing a glass of bourbon and learning about America's native spirit are great common denominators to bring people together.  Ruffenach... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC - Rex Kern F

10:30am CDT

The Secrets to Bourbon Food Pairing
Limited Capacity seats available

The Secrets to Bourbon Food Pairing - WITH MASTER BOURBON TASTER, PEGGY NOE STEVENS

   - History and Tasting of three premium Bourbons

   - Food and Bourbon pairing and palate training

   - Setting the Perfect Bar based on Bourbon Flavors

As the world's first female Master Bourbon Taster and founder of the Bourbon Women Association, Peggy Noe Stevens is uniquely qualified to educate the audience about Kentucky's native spirit.  Whether you are new to Bourbon, or a seasoned enthusiast, she will present an entertaining overview of Bourbon's heritage, process and how to taste like a pro.  A customized food and Bourbon pairing will delight your senses and teach you why the many different "styles" of our amber elixir make Bourbon a signature industry for Kentucky.


Speakers
avatar for Peggy Noe Stevens

Peggy Noe Stevens

Founder, PNSA
Founder & President, Peggy Noe Stevens & AssociatesFounder of Bourbon Women Association


Saturday March 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC - Rex Kern C

1:00pm CDT

Bourbon and Cigar Pairing
Limited Capacity seats available

If you ask most people about pairing bourbon and cigars chances are you'll hear the same old dogma: pair a full-bodied cigar with a full-bodied bourbon.  Unfortunately in that combination you lose a lot of the subtle nuances in both your whiskey and in your cigar as they both compete for your attention.  Learn how to pair your bourbon and cigars with balance so you can more fully enjoy both!

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Kimberl

Maggie Kimberl

Writer, Blogger, Cigar Aficionado, Author
Maggie Kimberl is a bourbon writer focusing on bourbon culture and tourism in Louisville and Kentucky. When she's not covering the bourbon beat you can find her browsing through vintage vinyl with her kids or tending to her homegrown tomatoes. Follow her on Twitter https://twitte... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Sugar Mill - Cigar Lounge

1:00pm CDT

Bourbon Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to know more about bourbon but don't know where to begin?  Are traditional tasting events too intimidating?  Maybe you are a wine or beer drinker who is curious to find out what all the buzz is about.  Let us ease your way into it as we create an experience with gateway cocktails that help your palate appreciate and enjoy the deliciousness of Kentucky Bourbon.  Join us as we take you on a leisurely stroll on the path to bourbon enlightenment beginning with a little history, background about the different types of whisky and then move into ways one can enjoy and share your new found passion and knowledge with friends.  Includes sample cocktails and tastings.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Ruffenach

Linda Ruffenach

Founder, Whisky Chicks
Linda Ruffenach, the author of How to be a Bourbon Badass, is a businesswomen, entrepreneur and the founder of the Whisky Chicks.  She believes that sharing a glass of bourbon and learning about America's native spirit are great common denominators to bring people together.  Ruffenach... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
MCC - Rex Kern F

1:00pm CDT

Bourbon Thru Bluegrass
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine a Ken Burns documentary on bourbon brought to life through live bluegrass music.  Then all throughtout the performance, you actually experience the evolution of bourbon by tasting the different whiskies and bourbon that folks were drinking starting back in the 1700's, move on to what they were drinking throughout the 1800's, all the way up through present day, and you have, Bourbon Thru Bluegrass.

Speakers
avatar for Bernie Lubbers

Bernie Lubbers

The Whiskey Professor, Heaven Hill Brands
Known as The Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers is the Global Whiskey Ambassador for the family owned and operated Heaven Hill located in Bardstown and Louisville, KY; the largest American owned bourbon company, and holders of 25% of the world's aging bourbon. He hosts the popular... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
MCC - Rex Kern D

1:00pm CDT

The Six Sources of Flavor
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wondered how Bourbon gets it's wonderful flavor?

Michael discusses the six manufacturing steps that contribute to the flavor of the final whiskey: grains, water, fermentation, distillation, maturation, and bottling.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Veach

Michael Veach

Bourbon Historian, Author, Bourbon Veach LLC
Michael Veach was the luckiest student at the University of Louisville's History department when he accepted a job as North American Archivist for United Distillers in 1991. The knowledge learned while spending five years at that position has made him a leading authority on the history... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
MCC - Rex Kern A

3:00pm CDT

Bourbon and Cigar Pairing
Limited Capacity seats available

If you ask most people about pairing bourbon and cigars chances are you'll hear the same old dogma: pair a full-bodied cigar with a full-bodied bourbon.  Unfortunately in that combination you lose a lot of the subtle nuances in both your whiskey and in your cigar as they both compete for your attention.  Learn how to pair your bourbon and cigars with balance so you can more fully enjoy both!

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Kimberl

Maggie Kimberl

Writer, Blogger, Cigar Aficionado, Author
Maggie Kimberl is a bourbon writer focusing on bourbon culture and tourism in Louisville and Kentucky. When she's not covering the bourbon beat you can find her browsing through vintage vinyl with her kids or tending to her homegrown tomatoes. Follow her on Twitter https://twitte... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Sugar Mill - Cigar Lounge

3:00pm CDT

Bourbon Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to know more about bourbon but don't know where to begin?  Are traditional tasting events too intimidating?  Maybe you are a wine or beer drinker who is curious to find out what all the buzz is about.  Let us ease your way into it as we create an experience with gateway cocktails that help your palate appreciate and enjoy the deliciousness of Kentucky Bourbon.  Join us as we take you on a leisurely stroll on the path to bourbon enlightenment beginning with a little history, background about the different types of whisky and then move into ways one can enjoy and share your new found passion and knowledge with friends.  Includes sample cocktails and tastings.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Ruffenach

Linda Ruffenach

Founder, Whisky Chicks
Linda Ruffenach, the author of How to be a Bourbon Badass, is a businesswomen, entrepreneur and the founder of the Whisky Chicks.  She believes that sharing a glass of bourbon and learning about America's native spirit are great common denominators to bring people together.  Ruffenach... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
MCC - Rex Kern F

3:00pm CDT

Bourbon Mixology
Limited Capacity filling up

From presenter Bobby G:

YOUR GOAL
When preparing and serving great cocktails, a complete sensory perception should enlighten and leave your guest with a memorable experience. A great bartender is someone who will be able to stimulate all of the human senses without them even knowing it:

Sight - witnessing the artistry of a bartender at work
Sound - the tinkling of shaker, the rattle of crackling ice
Smell - the aroma and character of spirits and liqueurs being mixed with fresh squeezed fruits, peels and herbs
Touch - the encouraging feel of a well chilled glass and the mouth feel of different textures
Taste - the overall impression of a well balanced satisfying concoction
Always remember this:

A GOOD COCKTAIL IS NOT A STRONG COCKTAIL
A GOOD COCKTAIL IS A WELL BALANCED COCKTAIL,
ALWAYS SEEK THE BALANCE!

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Gleason

Bobby Gleason

Master Mixologist, Beam Suntory
Bobby “G” Gleason began his spirits industry career in 1984 while bartending in South Florida. Now based in Las Vegas, the world-renown educator has been published in a multitude of magazines and has made many TV (CNBC, FOX & Friends, Food Net Work & DIY Network) and online video... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
MCC - Rex Kern B

3:00pm CDT

Bourbon Thru Bluegrass
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine a Ken Burns documentary on bourbon brought to life through live bluegrass music.  Then all throughtout the performance, you actually experience the evolution of bourbon by tasting the different whiskies and bourbon that folks were drinking starting back in the 1700's, move on to what they were drinking throughout the 1800's, all the way up through present day, and you have, Bourbon Thru Bluegrass.

Speakers
avatar for Bernie Lubbers

Bernie Lubbers

The Whiskey Professor, Heaven Hill Brands
Known as The Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers is the Global Whiskey Ambassador for the family owned and operated Heaven Hill located in Bardstown and Louisville, KY; the largest American owned bourbon company, and holders of 25% of the world's aging bourbon. He hosts the popular... Read More →


Saturday March 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
MCC - Rex Kern D