Mike Veach is having another bourbon tasting fund raiser at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville. Proceeds are to be split between the Filson and the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History in Bardstown.

The event is Friday, June 7, starting at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $100 and only 50 will be sold. It is called "Asleep in the Wood" and will discuss the differences between aged whiskey and old whiskey. Mike Veach, and Julian and Preston Van Winkle, will lead the tasting. They will start by tasting modern Old Forester 86 proof, as an example of typical 6 to 8 year old bourbon. They will follow with a 1977 bottling of Maker's Mark, as an example of old bourbon of this age range. The next whiskey will be the 13 year old Van Winkle rye followed by a 12 year old bottled-in-bond Mount Vernon Rye (1917-1929). Next will be the 20 year old Pappy Van Winkle followed by a 17 year old bottled-in-bond Old Rip Van Winkle (1916-1933). This last one was made at the Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro and is a 4 grain bourbon made with corn, rye, malt and oats. After the tasting will be socializing, with appetizers and punch.

The address of the Filson Historical Society is 1310 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208. Telephone Number (502) 635-5083. Email is veach@filsonhistorical.org.

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://cowdery.home.netcom.com>--Chuck Cowdery</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by cowdery on Tue May 21 13:08:32 2002 (server time).</FONT></P>