Bourbon and Rye

By Brandy Library (other events)

Saturday, February 23 2019 2:30 PM 5:00 PM

With a few worthy exceptions, Bourbon wouldn’t be much of the Whiskey Star it is today if rye –the grain- did not give it its flavor backbone. Would it even exist if our forefathers did not make liquor from a rye mash to begin with? Indeed rye whiskey was first in our cups, and the spicy taste of this hardy grain only gave way to the softer corn-based Bourbon to come back with a vengeance in recent years. Learn the importance of rye in a Bourbon mash bill and the crucial differences between corn, rye and…wheat! If it doesn’t confirm your drinking preferences, this class will certainly unsettle your whiskey beliefs. In 2 hours, you will taste 7 distinct whiskies and appreciate a bit of American History while learning a few technical points essential to the understanding of the whiskey-making process…ideal for setting your taste buds straight for a subsequent dinner. Light passed hors d’oeuvres before the class starts.The bottles shown are examples of a past offering of this class.  Actual lineup will vary.


All sales are final.  While we cannot accept exchanges or refunds, if you find yourself unable to attend the specified class, you are free to transfer your ticket or tickets to family, friend(s) or co-worker(s). Participants must be 21 years of age or older to attend.