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Cocktails were developed on American whiskeys including Bourbon & Rye.

In this class we’ll explore the origin of American whiskey cocktails by focusing on the ‘Classic 5’:

  • Old Fashioned
  • Whiskey Sour
  • Mint Julep
  • Whiskey Smash
  • Manhattan

The Kentucky Castle’s Bourbon-Steward-In-Residence (& Bourbon industry insider) Tim Knittel will guide you through basic cocktail construction theory including:

  • Spirit + Sweet + Contrast(s) + Accent,
  • Techniques: stirring vs. shaking and order of ingredients,
  • Working with ice: hard, crappy & specialty ice
  • Selecting whiskey for cocktails by flavor profile

You’ll get to taste each type of cocktail and then make your own!


Tickets are available for:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
or Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This class is part of our year-long “Kentucky Bourbon School” (previously Bourbon University) led by Bourbon-Steward in Residence Tim Knittel of Distilled Living with a new theme offered each month. They will be the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Sunday all year. No need to attend them all – mix and match as you like!

$35 per person, class includes guided bourbon flight and light food.

Dinner reservations at Castle Farm Restaurant available for after the class by calling (859) 256-0322 or visiting https://www.thekentuckycastle.com/eat-drink.