Winter and Spring Schedule
All Classes are from 7pm until 8:30pm in The Barrel Room at Fountainhead
Sessions are $30 unless specified otherwise
Links to purchase tickets at BPT are below each class description
Tuesday, Feb 11th Presenter: Chuck Cowdery
TITLE: Intro to Bourbon and American Whiskey; American 101
1. Knob Creek
3. W.L. Weller Special Reserve
4. Rittenhouse Rye
5. Koval Single Grain Rye
DESCRIPTION: As evidenced by the title, this course will focus on the basics of Whiskey tasting, terminology and production. 101 is an opportunity to explore whiskey styles from different distilleries while experiencing some of their varying flavor profiles. We’ll also be discussing mash-bills, age statements and the craft distilling movement.
Tuesday, Feb 18th Presenter: Chuck Cowdery
TITLE: The Whiskeys of Heaven Hill
- Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon Whiskey (current year)
- Larceny Bourbon Whiskey
- Rittenhouse Rye BIB Rye Whiskey
- Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey
DESCRIPTION: Heaven Hill in Bardstown, Kentucky, is the 3rd largest producer of American whiskey and the best place to taste the diversity of the American style. Each whiskey in this flight has a distinctively-different mash bill. Included are rye-recipe and wheated bourbons, straight rye, and the only straight wheat whiskey from a major producer. What they all have in common is the new, charred oak barrel.
Tuesday, February 25th Presenter: Chuck Cowdery
TITLE: The Whiskeys of Wild Turkey
- Wild Turkey Bourbon 101
- Russell’s Reserve Bourbon
- Wild Turkey Rye
- Russell’s Reserve Rye
DESCRIPTION: Although everyone knows the Wild Turkey name, they’re relatively small. Campari, the owner since 2009, would like to make them a little bigger. The bourbon and rye sold under the Wild Turkey name are proudly old-fashioned. The Russell’s Reserve versions, while from the same basic whiskey stock, strive to match more modern tastes. It’s all made by the father-son distiller team of Jimmy and Eddie Russell.
Tuesday, March 4th
Tuesday, March 11th Presenter: Martin Duffy
TITLE: Intro to Irish Whiskey; Irish 101
2. Bushmills 10yr
3. Tullamore Dew
4. Red Breast
DESCRIPTION: Taste the flavors of Ireland and learn some of the complex history behind the island’s whiskey scene. Home to some of the most popular whiskies worldwide, Ireland also produces a wide range produced at a relatively small amount of distilleries. Prepare for St. Patrick’s day properly.
MARCH 18TH – OFF AFTER ENJOYING IRISH WHISKEY ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Tuesday, March 25th Presenter: Martin Duffy $40
TITLE: Intro to Scotch Whisky; Scotch 101
1. Lowland – Auchentoshan 12yr
2. Highland – Glenmorangie 10yr
3. Island – Laphroaig 10yr
4. Blended Scotch – Johnnie Walker Black Label
5. Single Grain – Surprise tasting!
DESCRIPTION: Unlock the mysteries of the world’s most influential whisky, Scotch. Journey through the regions, discuss blends, blended malts and single malts while tasting through a wide variety of expressions. This course is a must for those looking to expand their palate in this extremely broad, complex and tasty category of whisky…without the “e.”