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    Stop What You're Doing And Register For The Filson Bourbon Academy
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    This is not a drill: it’s Filson Bourbon Academy time again!  For those of you new to bourbon, this is a one day training and education course that will get you on your way to becoming the bourbon connoisseur you were always meant to be.  The Academy is led by Filson Bourbon Historian Mike Veach, a bourbon Hall-of-Famer and all-around cool dude.

    Veach is the author of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage, the definitive work on Kentucky bourbon history.  He travels across the United States lecturing, signing books, and leading The Filson Bourbon Academy, spreading bourbon love across the land.

    If you are planning to attend, get your tickets soon as they tend to sell out rather quickly.  Also plan for someone to pick you up at the end of the day- there will be a lot of bourbon.

    According to the Filson’s site:

    "The one-day Academy is an eight hour class. Participants learn about the heritage of Bourbon Whiskey and have the opportunity to taste several different styles of Bourbon and other American Whiskeys. A typical Academy schedule includes:

    Session 1: The Origins of Bourbon Whiskey

    Session 2: Tasting Bourbon

    Session 3: 19th Century Bourbon

    Session 4: Tasting Tennessee Whiskey and Rye

    Lunch Break

    Session 5: Early 20th Century Bourbon and Prohibition

    Session 6: Tasting Single Barrel and Small Batch Bourbons

    Session 7: Post Prohibition to Present

    Session 8: Blind Tasting and Graduation

    Participants completing the one-day course are awarded with a Certification and eligible with a STAR certification to become a “Official Bartender of the Bourbon Trail.” Participants are also presented a Glencairn whiskey tasting glass and a booklet of sources for future study and reference."

    If you haven’t yet graduated from the Filson Bourbon Academy, now is your chance.  Learn all about bourbon and meet some fellow bourbon lovers on October 18th at the Filson.  Click here for tickets.  The Filson Bourbon Academy takes place at the Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third Street.

    Photos Courtesy of The Filson Bourbon Academy

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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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