Upon arriving, you'll have an entire whiskey tasting room & bourbon bar to yourselves! You'll sit down & enjoy the most iconic bourbon cocktail in Louisville, the Old Fashioned. While you sip, I'll demonstrate how to make Trouble Bar's classic Old Fashioned. Then, you'll get to jump behind the bar to pick your own bitters & syrup combination to create your very own signature Old Fashioned. After our Old Fashioned bootcamp, you'll enjoy a 3 - 5 part tasting of bourbon. Unlike distilleries, you'll get to try lots of whiskeys and although we love so many bourbons, our tastings are totally brand agnostic. You'll taste whatever we love and think your group will love too. We serve every bourbon with a healthy dose of history, background & information, while also providing lots of water and ice. We find that so many new bourbon drinkers, or seasoned drinkers, can find new tasting notes or get more out of a bourbon that's had an ice cube or a splash of ice! Each class ends with the opportunity to purchase any of our house cocktails, or a pour of some of our most unique, hard-to-find whiskeys!
I'm the co-founder, beverage manager & bourbon expert for Trouble Bar Lou. I moved to Louisville after a decade of corporate marketing and PR on the East Coast. I dove into the deep deep end of the bar and bourbon scene of Louisville. I'm an Executive Bourbon Steward, cocktail expert for Bourbon Women & The Spirits Network, and launched the Cocktails for the Commoner class series with LevelUp Louisville. Since co-founding Matson&Gilman, a travel concierge service, we opened Trouble Bar, one of the most extensive bourbon tasting rooms in Louisville. We are proud to be overwhelmingly staffed by women and people of color, and I am always so excited to introduce bourbon to folks that may not know anything about it, or feel like its an old white guys' drink!
2 Cocktails 3 - 5 part bourbon tasting
All our cocktail equipment will be provided to you, as will all cocktail accoutrements!
This experience will take place at Trouble Bar Louisville, and you will have the bar to yourself while our Founders take you on this extensive, bourbon-soaked experience!
Timing: The bar doesn't open until 5p on most days, so it's all yours for afternoon classes. Classes after 5p cannot be accommodated. Food: Feel free to bring snacks! We do not serve food, but you can order in or BYOF. Sober: Sober drinkers can be accommodated for cocktail making.
Cocktail Making & Bourbon Tasting