Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Distilled Spirits Epicenter's Moonshine University presents bourbon cocktail class on Saturday, March 9

On Saturday, March 9, Moonshine University at Distilled Spirits Epicenter will host a Bourbon Enthusiast Class that examines the flavor variations of Kentucky’s signature spirit and explores the art of the bourbon cocktail. Class participants will enjoy sensory evaluations and cocktail demonstrations featuring a variety of bourbons. Sullivan University’s beverage management chair professor Albert Schmid will be a special guest instructor. The class takes place at 801 S. 8th St. from 3 to 5 p.m. and costs $59 per person. To register, call (502) 301-8126 or visit

Although bourbon must meet certain criteria when it comes to ingredients and the aging process, slight variations in the recipe create distinct differences in flavor. The inclusion of wheat tends to create a sweeter bourbon, while rye adds spicy notes. The flavor of bourbon is also affected by the age and proof. At Moonshine University’s bourbon cocktail class, participants will learn which bourbons to choose for various cocktail recipes.

Located at 801 S. 8th St., Distilled Spirits Epicenter consists of Grease Monkey Distillery, Moonshine University and Challenge Bottling and offers educational and training resources focusing on artisan spirits. Through hands-on distilling instruction, classes and bottling services, the Epicenter brings Kentucky’s unique distilling legacy to life. Distilled Spirits Epicenter is the sister company to Flavorman, an international custom beverage development and ingredient supply company. Flavorman’s Beverage Architects and the Epicenter’s Beverage Mechanics can take your idea through every phase of beverage development and production...from start through finish. For more information, visit

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