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Thank you for your interest in our Bourbon event. Our event is August 14th from 6PM - 7:30PM and the cost is $45 per guest. We will be serving appetizers and the following drinks: Knob Creek Mint Julep, Baker's Washington Apple Booker's Manhattan, Basil Hayden's Southern Citrus Smash.
The Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers, will talk about 'Bourbon...The Journey from Barrell to Bottle.'
I am attaching the Whiskey Professors Bio for your review.
Bernie Lubbers is a true Kentucky gentleman with
unmatched charisma for bourbon, a sense of humor and a bottle of Knob Creek on him at all times.
Born and raised in Louisville, Ky. – the home of bourbon – Bernie grew upFor questions or comments, you can reach Bernie at BernieLubbers@hotmail.com.
around the family business of beer brewing. A former comedian and star of his own one-man play, he is entertaining, and he can also tell you more about bourbon than you ever thought you could know.
While performing at Comedy Off-Broadway in Lexington, Ky., Bernie was
discovered, but not by a Hollywood agent. Rather, he befriended a man who worked for Beam Global Spirits & Wine, who was aware of a newly created position within the company for someone to travel the country and teach consumers about bourbon – specifically small batch bourbon. With his Kentucky roots, quick wit and passion for the liquor industry, Bernie seemed an ideal candidate.
The folks who were hiring – including Fred Noe, son of Booker Noe, who created the small batch bourbon category – wholeheartedly agreed.
Bernie underwent in-depth training at the Jim Beam distillery with two of the best in the business, Master Distiller Jerry Dalton and Fred Noe. He learned about the distilling process and how to nose, sip and taste the spirit. He was also taught to identify the subtle nuances, such as color, age and proof, among various bourbons.
Today, Bernie serves as one of three Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey Professors who travel the American Whiskey Trail in an effort to educate and entertain bartenders, bar and restaurant owners and consumers about America’s native spirit. He is a master of the unique skill of label reading – using a bottle’sl abel to identify what is and isn’t bourbon, specifically the differences between Kentucky Straight Bourbon and whiskey.
When not on the road, you can usually find Bernie among friends sharing his bottle of Knob Creek and his latest joke. Like fine bourbon, Bernie keeps getting better with age and has a thirst for knowledge that cannot be quenched.
$45 for three cocktails .... I'll pass.