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Mike Veach’s American Whiskey Class In Chicago

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This post is a public service announcement for all of my whiskey loving friends living in the Chicago area. Make sure to read the detail, mark your calendar and order your tickets ASAP. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to spend the day with Mike. Be prepared to have your whiskey IQ upgraded to way the hell past 11.


THE AMERICAN WHISKEY CLASS with author & historian Michael Veach

Tuesday, September 24th, 9-5pm at the Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago

The American Whiskey Class answers every question you ever had about the native spirit of the United States, but was 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 AMERICAN WHISKEY CLASS. This class is supported by the Kentucky Distillers Association and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Academy offers licensed bartenders and servers working in the hospitality industry, as well as interested connoisseurs, a firm background in Kentucky’s native spirit.

This eight 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”

Join Michael Veach, former archivist for the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery and the Filson Historical Society in Lousiville, 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 8-hour version of his 4-week long Filson Bourbon Academy on the History of American Whiskey on Tuesday, September 24th, from 9 AM-4 PM at the Columbia Yacht Club, 111 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL. Phone:(312) 938-3625.

Mike Veach's Book PhotoMr. Veach will also be signing copies of his book which will be available for purchase!

Tuition is $150 and all proceeds go to benefit the non-for-profit Filson Historical Society.

Lunch will be available for purchase from the Columbia Yacht Club.

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.

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

For online payment: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7188483949

Supported By:

  • The Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  • Kentucky Distillers’ Association
  • The Filson Historical Society



About the Author

Patrick "Pops" Garrett

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Patrick Garrett, "Pops" as he's known to his friends, is the founder of Bourbon & Banter, LLC and claims the title of Chief Drinking Officer (CDO). A long-time marketing professional and photographer, Pops hopes to use his professional experience and love of Bourbon to spread the Bourbon Gospel and help everyone realize the therapeutic power of having a good drink with friends. Read Patrick's full profile.

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