Bourbon 101 with Brian Shemwell, co-founder of the Paducah Bourbon Society. We are in the middle of a bourbon boom. Bourbon is as popular worldwide right now as it has ever been in its long, rich history, dating all the way back to the late 1700's. Come join Brian Shemwell of the Paducah Bourbon Society at Bourbon 101, as he explains why you should be excited about living in the bourbon capital of the world. From how it's made, its history, and the legal requirements a whiskey must satisfy in order to be classified as a bourbon, to mash bills, rickhouses, and charred oak, Shemwell will delve deep into Kentucky's finest export. He'll teach you how to speak Bourbon fluently. The Paducah Bourbon Society was established in April of 2015 by Tom "Fish" Adams and Brian Shemwell. It operates locally as a non-profit organization. Their purpose from the beginning has been to bring like-minded individuals together to celebrate all things bourbon and to help raise funds and awareness for other local charities who help those in need. The Paducah Bourbon Society has quickly become the largest, fastest growing and most active Society in Kentucky. A Q & A session will follow the presentation.
Bourbon 101 at McCracken County Public Library