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    Spring 2015 Filson Bourbon Academy Happening Soon
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    So you think you know a lot about bourbon?  I’m here to tell you that unless your name is Michael Veach you don’t know near as much as you think you do.  The good news is that there’s a chance for you to learn a little of what Veach knows from the man himself.  Sure, you could always pick up his book, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage, and while that’s a great starting point in your bourbon journey there’s a better way.

    If you really want to cement your bourbon street cred, you need to graduate from The Filson Bourbon Academy.  In this day-long course at Bourbons Bistro, attendees will learn all about bourbon history, myth, and fact from Bourbon Historian and Hall-of-Famer Michael Veach while trying at least half a dozen different bourbons throughout the day.  Not only is it a great way to build upon your bourbon knowledge, it’s also a great way to get to know other bourbon enthusiasts.

    The course is only offered twice a year in Louisville currently, so if you miss out this session chances are you’ll have to wait until it is offered again in the fall.  From the event website:

    Come enhance your appreciation of bourbon and increase your knowledge of Kentucky whiskey products at The Filson Bourbon Academy. This educational seminar is supported by the Kentucky Distillers Association and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    This eight-hour course will take place on Saturday, March 7 at The Filson Historical Society. The class will be led by The Filson’s bourbon historian, Mike Veach, a member of the Bourbon Hall of Fame and author of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage.

    The Academy is limited to 30 students, with a cost of $100 for Filson members and $125 for non-members. This cost includes the day-long session and a box lunch.

    To reserve your spot, please use the Eventbrite Link or call The Filson at (502) 635-5083. Reservations should be made by March 1, 2015.

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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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