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Whiskey In The Winter – St. Louis Whiskey Festival

Whiskey In The Winter   St. Louis Whiskey Festival

Today’s post is for all the whiskey lovers living in the Midwest. Bourbon & Banter is excited to announce that the 3rd annual Whiskey In The Winter event is scheduled for November 22nd. We’re proud to be events sponsors again this year and can’t wait to meet some of you at this year’s event.

Each year Whiskey In The Winter gets better and better. This year a ticket will get you access to over 250whiskies from around the world, whiskey-inspired food stations and education seminars by industry experts including Jim Beam Master Distiller Fed Noe and Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley. And due to the success of the past two years, this year’s event will be held in the larger 4th floor Grand Ballroom.

Here’s all the glorious details from the event’s official press release: Continue Reading →

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St. Louis Bourbon Academy Is Cancelled

St. Louis Bourbon Academy Is Cancelled

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, this weekends Bourbon Academy with Mike Veach has been cancelled. We’re working with Mike Veach and The Filson Historical Society to get a new date scheduled and will share the information when it becomes available.

We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to fill the time slot by inviting your friends over for bourbon and banter.





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Win Free Admission to the St. Louis Bourbon Academy

Win Free Admission to the St. Louis Bourbon Academy

Less than week until the 2014 St. Louis Bourbon Academy featuring Mike Veach from the Filson Historical Society.

More info on the 2014 St. Louis Bourbon Academy

If you’d like to win free admission for yourself and a friend to this year’s Bourbon Academy, complete the form below and submit.

We’ll pick a winner of 2 tickets next week on Thursday, October 9th.

Due to the popularity of this event we ask that you only enter to win if you can attend and take advantage of free admission.  Good luck!


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St. Louis Bourbon Academy 2014

St. Louis Bourbon Academy 2014

Bourbon Heritage Month keeps getting better and better. We’re pleased to announce that the Filson Bourbon Academy is returning to St. Louis on October 11th. Bourbon Hall of Fame member, Mike Veach, will once again be our host and will personally be responsible for boosting your bourbon IQ at least 160%.

This year we’ve partnered with Glen Echo Country Club to host the event and we’re looking forward spending the day learning about bourbon with other like-minded folks from the St. Louis area. Here’s all the details you need to know.

Filson Bourbon Academy with author & historian Michael Veach

Saturday, October 11th, 11-5pm at Glen Echo Country Club, St. Louis

The Filson Bourbon Academy  answers every question you ever had about the native spirit of the United States, but were afraid to ask.

  • “Was there any one person that invented Bourbon?”
  • “Why did rye whiskey fall out of favor until recently?”
  • “Where did Bourbon REALLY get it’s name?”
  • “How did whiskey end up aging in wood?”
  • “What makes an American whiskey a Bourbon?”
  • “What whiskeys were still being made during Prohibition?”

Come enhance your appreciation of Bourbon and increase your knowledge of Kentucky whiskey products at the Filson Bourbon Academy. This class is supported by the Kentucky Distillers Association, Bourbon & Banter and Glen Echo Country Club.

This six hour course will consist of lectures & stories pertaining to the history of Bourbon in Kentucky, as well as Bourbon tastings.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • “Farmer Distillers and the Birth of Bourbon”
  • “Bourbon and the Industrial Revolution”
  • “The Early 20th Century and Prohibition”
  • “Post-Prohibition and the Modern Era of Bourbon”

St. Louis Bourbon Academy 2014Join Michael Veach, former archivist for the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery and the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, KY , a recent inductee into the Bourbon Hall of Fame and author of the new bestselling book “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage” as he answers any & all questions about the true American spirit, in a condensed 6-hour version of his 4-week long Filson Bourbon Academy on the History of American Whiskey on Saturday, November 11th, from 11 AM-5 PM at Glen Echo Country Club – 3401 Lucas-Hunt Road, Normandy, MO 63121.

Tuition is $125 and all proceeds go to benefit the non-for-profit Filson Historical Society. This price includes lunch for each participant.

All attendees completing the course will be certified as a member of the Filson Bourbon Academy and made honorary members of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Attendance is extremely limited so sign-up quickly. (Only 50 seats available)

You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

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