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.