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Feb
16
Fri
Kentucky Derby Museum, Legend’s Series: Angel’s Envy @ Kentucky Derby Museum
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kentucky Derby Museum, Legend's Series: Angel's Envy @ Kentucky Derby Museum

Fred Minnick interviews before a live audience: Father/sons panel: Wes Henderson, Co-founder & Chief Innovation Officer; Kyle, Production Manager; & Andrew Henderson, Distillery Operator

 

Legends Series, in its fifth season will feature tastings of special collections and an intro into the masterminds behind them through a guided discussion with Museum’s Bourbon Authority, Fred Minnick as host. The three-part series takes place in the Great Hall at the Kentucky Derby Museum with doors opening at each event at 5:30 p.m. which includes appetizers.

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Feb
23
Fri
Indy’s Premier Bourbon Celebration
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Indy's Premier Bourbon Celebration

Samplings and Silent Auction end at 9:30 p.m.

Join us for an extraordinary night of bourbon tasting. Make your way through the Indiana Experience while sampling distinguished spirits, and learn more about the fine art and nuances of distilling.

Participating Distilleries (more to come):
Angel’s Envy, Buffalo Trace, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman,
Old Forester and Woodford, Jesse James Distillery, Heaven Hill, and 502 Winery

Special Guests:
Fred Minnick & Peggy Noe Stevens

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Mar
14
Wed
Mead Cocktails @ Omni
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mead Cocktails @ Omni

Yeah, yeah, I know, mead cocktailing isn’t exactly a popular subject amongst mead makers. After all, you put all that time and effort into crafting your preferred flavors and the perfect honey wine. But just hear me out. Don’t go hitting the delete button just yet. Bartenders love mead. They love its versatility, flexibility and wide range of styles, from the fruit forward styles to the spicy meads. All across the world, mead cocktails are appearing on menus, and it’s catching steam. I believe mead deserves cocktail placement alongside Vermouth and Amaro. In this seminar, I’ll discuss the history of mixing with mead, why it’s popular now, how it’s being used and share some great recipes that can be used at home. I have a feeling mead makers may have a different perspective after hearing this seminar.

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Mar
15
Thu
Legends Series: Jim Beam @ Kentucky Derby Museum
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Legends Series: Jim Beam @ Kentucky Derby Museum

Fred Minnick hosts Jim Beam’s Fred and Freddie Noe, and they dissect the differences between bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whiskey.

Legends Series, in its fifth season will feature tastings of special collections and an intro into the masterminds behind them through a guided discussion with Museum’s Bourbon Authority, Fred Minnick as host. The three-part series takes place in the Great Hall at the Kentucky Derby Museum with doors opening at each event at 5:30 p.m. which includes appetizers.

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Mar
29
Thu
Legends Series: Willett @ Kentucky Derby Museum
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Legends Series: Willett @ Kentucky Derby Museum

Fred Minnick gets the rare opportunity to interview the legendary Even Kulsveen, who returned Willett to its former glory. You don’t want to miss this one.

Legends Series, in its fifth season will feature tastings of special collections and an intro into the masterminds behind them through a guided discussion with Museum’s Bourbon Authority, Fred Minnick as host. The three-part series takes place in the Great Hall at the Kentucky Derby Museum with doors opening at each event at 5:30 p.m. which includes appetizers.

 

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Apr
14
Sat
Minnesota’s Whiskey On Ice @ The Depot in downtown Minneapolis
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Minnesota's Whiskey On Ice @ The Depot in downtown Minneapolis

Join world-renowned whiskey critic and author, Fred Minnick as he hosts a conversational tasting with two of America’s leaders in Whiskey. Joining Fred for this discussion will be Pamela Heilmann, Master Distiller at Michter’s, and Victoria Samuels, VP of Operations at Maker’s Mark. The conversation will no doubt be as lively as the whiskeys these three will present! Attendees to this Masterclass will receive a copy of Fred’s book, “Bourbon: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of American Whiskey”.

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May
14
Mon
Cincinnati Bourbon Society @ TBD
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cincinnati Bourbon Society @ TBD

Fred talks whiskey and rum with the Cincinnati Bourbon Society. Contact Todd Barnes to join.

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Sep
22
Sat
Bourbon & Beyond @ Champion's Park
Sep 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 pm
Bourbon & Beyond @ Champion's Park

Bourbon, food and music festival featuring top talent. 2017’s showcased Fred Minnick alongside Tom Coliccio and with Stevie Nicks and Eddie Vedder.

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