2016 Louisville Master Classes

Woodford Reserve Master Class

The Woodford Reserve Flavor Wheel Experience

Room A:  6:15-7:15pm

Price: $20.00

Experience the five areas of the Woodford Reserve Family’s flavor with a whiskey and food pairing hosted by Master Distiller Chris Morris and Master Taster Elizabeth O’Neill.

Samples are:

  • Woodford Reserve Distillers Select – KSBW
  • Woodford Reserve Rye – KSRW
  • Woodford Reserve Double Oaked – KSBW
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Four Roses Master Class

Small Batch – from distillate to maturate and beyond

Room A:  7:30-8:30pm

Price: $20.00

Four Roses Bourbon Master Distiller Brent Elliott presents an in-depth presentation and sampling of Small Batch distillate (or “White Dog”), maturate and final ‘mingled bourbon’ recipes that make up a Four Roses Small Batch.  Mr. Elliott will explain in detail the history, process, recipe choices, aging process, and mingling of bourbon recipes that make up an award-winning Small Batch Bourbon.

Samples are:

  • OBSO- Distillate
  • OBSK- Distillate
  • OBSK-Maturate
  • OESK- Maturate
  • OBSO- Maturate
  • OESO- Maturate


Small Batch

  • 2015 LE Small Batch
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Buffalo Trace Master Class

Buffalo Trace master class info coming shortly

Room B:  6:15-7:15pm  

Price: $20.00

Bottled-In-Bond: The Legend of Colonel EH Taylor Jr.

Early days of bourbon making are often recounted with lore, but Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr., left an undisputed legacy for America’s favorite spirit. Known as the father of the modern bourbon industry, Taylor was an industry leader who greatly advanced the quality of bourbon. The end of the 19th century saw the passage of the Bottled-In- Bond Act. Colonel Taylor was instrumental in passing this law in of 1897, which safeguarded legitimate whiskey labels from bogus producers, who in his words, “polluted and diluted” their whiskey.  Taste some whiskeys made in tribute to this original bourbon aristocrat with Kris Comstock from Buffalo Trace Distillery.

  • EH Taylor Small Batch
  • EH Taylor Single Barrel
  • EH Taylor Barrel Proof
  • EH Taylor Straight Rye
  • EH Taylor Seasoned Wood
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The Balvenie Master Class

Single Barrel the Scotch Way

Room B:  7:30-8:30 pm

Price: $20.00

Deep in the heart of Bourbon country, we want to explore how Single Barrel whiskies can be done in Scotland.  Focusing on the three main casks employed in maturation at The Balvenie, we walk through the influence the wood differences makes not only in species, but also in the number of times used. Hosted by Jonathan Wingo, The Balvenie Ambassador.

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