For those members who live in or near Louisville and want to have a fun bourbon experience while learning about bourbon here is the press release for the next filson Bourbon Academy:
The Filson Bourbon Academy
with Mike Veach
Feb. 22 – Mar. 15; 6 p.m.
Filson Historical Society
LOUISVILLE, KY – Come enhance your appreciation of bourbon and increase your knowledge of Kentucky whiskey products at The Filson Bourbon Academy. This series of educational seminars is supported by the Kentucky Distillers Association and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Academy offers licensed bartenders and servers working in the hospitality industry, as well as interested connoisseurs, a firm background in Kentucky’s native spirit.
This eight hour course will take place over four consecutive Monday nights. One hour of each class will be reserved for lectures pertaining to the history of bourbon in Kentucky, with a second hour dedicated to bourbon tastings. All classes will be led by The Filson’s bourbon historian, Mike Veach. Mike is a recent inductee into the Bourbon Hall of Fame. Topics to be addressed include: “Farmer Distillers and the Birth of Bourbon,” “Bourbon and the Industrial Revolution,” “The Early 20th Century and Prohibition” and “Post-Prohibition and the Modern Era of Bourbon.”
The Academy is limited to 25 students, with a cost of $100 for the four sessions. Please call The Filson to make your reservation.
Since its founding in 1884, The Filson Historical Society has preserved the region’s collective memory, not only of Kentucky but also of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South. The Filson continues to collect and tell the significant stories of the region. An independent historical society, The Filson serves the public through its extensive research collections and numerous educational opportunities. The Filson is headquartered in the Ferguson Mansion in Old Louisville and houses a library, a museum and a special collections department.
Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
The Filson Historical Societyeclephas@filsonhistorical.org
Editor of The Filson Newsmagazine
Managing Editor of the Ohio Valley History
The Filson Historical Society
1310 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: 502-635-5083 (x212)
These classes take place on Monday evenings and are two hours long with the first hour being history and heritage with the second hour being tasting of bourbons.