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    Bourbon is more than just a drink in Kentucky. It’s our culture and our heritage. It’s our state’s most formidable industry. Whether we know it or not, bourbon plays a role in our daily lives in ways we can’t even imagine.

    That’s why there are so many different ways to learn about bourbon in Louisville. You can find a new class or lecture every week, sometimes multiple times a week. The Filson Historical Society is at the forefront of bourbon education, not just in Louisville, but across the nation.

    The Filson hosts Bourbon Academy in Louisville twice a year and the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm about once a month. It also hosts special lectures from time to time, including the upcoming Bourbon Barons seminar on August 1. The event will take place at Bourbons Bistro and will last four hours.

    According to the Filson's website, this will be “a seminar that is steeped in bourbon basics and teaches it through the eyes of key individuals in the history of bourbon."

    "Michael [Veach] will discuss the lives of William L. Weller and Julian P. Van Winkle of Stizel-Weller, who never drank with clients to preserve the appearance of sobriety; Isaac Wolfe Bernheim, the man behind I.W. Harper, whose fortune created Bernheim Forest; George Garvin Brown, the founder of Brown-Forman, who first had the idea to sell whiskey only in bottles after talking with doctors about the lack of consistency from barrel to barrel; 'Colonel' E.H. Taylor, the pioneer of bourbon tourism; and James E. Pepper, a third generation distiller who also raced horses in the Kentucky Derby.”

    For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

    Photos Courtesy of The Filson Historical Society

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    About Maggie Kimberl

    I'm a Louisville native with a passion for traveling and homegrown tomatoes. I write the bourbon news, which keeps me plenty busy since Louisville is the center of the bourbon universe. See bourbon news happening? Contact me on Twitter @LouGirl502!

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