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Our resident Executive Bourbon Steward will teach you everything you need to know to become a Certified Bourbon Steward.

About this Event

Our resident Executive Bourbon Steward and Adjunct Professor of Bourbon Studies, Tim Knittel of Distilled Living will teach you everything you need to know to become a Certified Bourbon Steward, yourself! This three hour workshop includes:

  • 100-page official Bourbon Steward Handbook (a $60 value) from the Stave & Thief Society
  • Bourbon Steward Certification Testing Code
  • Guided workshop to prepare guests for the Bourbon Steward Certification Test
  • Cocktails and Guided Bourbon Flights
  • Light Appetizers throughout


2:00pm: Opening Cocktail and Introduction

2:10pm: Bourbon 101 featuring light appetizers

2:20pm: Bourbon Palate Training

2:40pm: Traditional Production Course

3:10pm: Break

3:30pm: Rooftop Cocktail Lesson and History of The Kentucky Castle

4:00pm: Bourbon and Aromatics Lesson

4:35pm: Blind Tasting Experience

4:45pm: Q&A

5:00pm: Class Dismissed

Guests can choose to extend their experience by booking a reservation at Castle Farms, our exclusive, farm-to-table restaurant nestled inside The Kentucky Castle. Reservations begin 5:00pm and are subject to availability. Call (859) 256-0322 to book!

*For the safety of our guests and staff, we ask that tickets be purchased as a household in order to safely seat guests with social distancing. Each set of tickets purchased together will be seated at a private table.

*Guests will have their temperatures checked prior to entrance.

*We kindly ask that all guests wear masks at all times while not seated with their household and observe social distancing from those outside of your household.

*For information regarding food allergies and seating requests, please email [email protected]

*Tickets are non-refundable and only available for purchase through Eventbrite or by phone with The Kentucky Castle concierge.

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