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Learn to Make Bourbon at Moonshine University

April 24th, 2014

Bourbon is as much a part of Kentucky life as bluegrass. It’s on our blood. Even those of us who weren’t born into the old established bourbon families feel a profound sense of pride about our native spirit. We love to learn everything we can about it. That’s why I created my Citizen Bourbon Ambassador series- there’s so much going on in the Bourbon Industry right now and there have never been more opportunities to learn about and connect with the bourbon world. { Read Article }

Majoring in Moonshine

April 16th, 2014

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to advance your knowledge—your spirits knowledge, that is. Forget going back to grad school. Instead, consider getting that higher education fill via the daylong enthusiast workshops at Distilled Spirits Epicenter’s Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky, to learn everything you need to know about distilling. (It’s cheaper than a full–on degree and a whole lot more fun, I’d wager.) { Read Article }

Make Your Own Hooch at Moonshine University

April 4th, 2014

MOONSHINE UNIVERSITY in Louisville, Ky., is a lot like its name: equal parts illicit pleasure and rigorous study. Take a class on bourbon history, and you’ll spend some time examining a working still. Sign up for a bourbon making workshop, and you’ll not only operate the still, but also mill the grain that goes into it and fire up the cooker where the grain’s starches are converted to fermentable sugars. Either way, you’ll taste plenty of whiskey, and you’ll understand what you’re drinking better than you ever could by reading a book or sitting through a lecture. { Read More }

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