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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Like all things Bourbon-related, these classes and workshops are worth waiting for. Roll up your sleeves and learn the ins and outs of making Bourbon, first-hand.

Classes & Workshops at Distilleries

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Shaken & Stirred Cocktail Class
Bardstown Bourbon Company, Bardstown

The perfect complement to our tours and a guaranteed good time. Join our Spirits Specialists in this fun, hands-on experience of crafting two iconic bourbon cocktails. This experience is open to guests 21+.

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Blind Tasting 101
Bardstown Bourbon Company, Bardstown

Tips, tricks, and a good time! From grain to glass, this class will teach how to identify the key characteristics of aroma, palate, and finish. Learn the nuances of grains, aging, and proof then apply your skills to your next tasting exercise. Filled with immersive flavor exercises, this class is not to be missed on your Bourbon Trail adventure! This experience is open to guests 21+.

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Cocktail Classes
Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Louisville 

Create your very own festive cocktail using mixology techniques and hand-crafted syrups designed by Garden & Gun Bar Lead, Greg Hojnacki. Learn about the history of Stitzel-Weller and the cocktail itself! After class, meet us at the Garden & Gun Club where we have a full cocktail menu of craft cocktails and small plates.

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Day as a Distillery
Hartfield & Co., Paris

Ever wondered what it would be like to work at a distillery? What is it like to taste barrel samples and still have to move grain? What temperature do you add malted barley? Bottle and label a batch of Bourbon from Bourbon County? This is your chance for you to experience the world of craft distilling! Work alongside one of us for the day mashing, distilling, bottling, tasting or whatever else is going on that day!

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Cocktail Classes
Angel’s Envy Distillery, Louisville

Classes paused due to COVID

Nothing impresses guests more than being served a delicious and beautifully crafted cocktail. Angel’s Envy offers three classes to help you learn the basics of cocktail creation, such as proper proportioning, syrup-making, and garnishing. Take the Henderson Cocktail Class to master our signature cocktail, The Henderson. Opt for our Rye Cocktail Class, where you’ll learn special techniques to complement the subtle, sweet and spicy flavor of Angel’s Envy Rye. Or choose Behind the Bar, where one of our Whiskey Guardians will help you build various great cocktails with fine Angel’s Envy spirits.

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Other Classes & Workshops

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Executive Bourbon Steward Certification
Moonshine University, Louisville

Stave & Thief Society was founded in 2014, and is the first Bourbon certification program recognized by the Bourbon industry and the only to be recognized by the Kentucky Distillers Association as its “Official Bourbon Education Course.”

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Craft Your Own Cocktail Experience
Frazier Museum, Louisville

Experience how to make the official cocktail of Louisville in the Craft Your Own Old Fashioned, presented by Old Forester, at the Frazier History Museum. Led by our Certified Bourbon Stewards, this unique experience is for Bourbon beginners and aficionados alike. Our team guides you through making a traditional Old Fashioned with your own unique twist while providing some fascinating history about the Old Fashioned.

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Bourbon & Bridles Experience
Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville

What do you get when you pour a jigger of Bourbon, add a dash of Thoroughbreds and mix in a Mint Julep cup? The complete Bourbon and Bridles Experience. You’ll start with a tour of historic Churchill Downs to learn why horse racing and Bourbon are a perfect pair. Your guide will share stories of distillery owners who have won the Derby and how some enterprising guests imbibed on Derby day during the Prohibition years.

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Westport Whiskey & Wine, Louisville

Louisville’s premier spirits and wine shop offers regularly scheduled Bourbon classes, workshops and programming with Master Distillers, Bourbon Barons, and so much more.

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Build Your Own Old Fashioned Class
Hermitage Farm, Louisville

Learn to craft your very own signature Old Fashioned as our instructors unfold the tasty tale of the drink’s origin. Use ingredients sourced from our farm to create your own personal spin on the most iconic bourbon cocktail, all served over Kentucky Straight Ice. This is Choose Your Own Adventure Scenario — but the ending is always delicious.

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