The Filson Bourbon History Series – Week Four

For the final week of the Filson Bourbon History Series, the subject of the history portion was the post prohibition bourbon world and bourbon in the 21st century. The tasting segment of the night was the “final exam” where the students were asked to take notes on two unknown whiskeys. When prohibition ended in 1933, the distilling industry wanted to […]

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The Filson Bourbon History Series – Week 3

The third week of the Filson Bourbon History Series started with the discussion of the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, a precursor to the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. The law simply states that the whiskey was all made by the same distiller, in the same season (Spring is from January to June and Fall is from July to December), […]

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The Filson Bourbon History Series – Weeks 1 & 2

It is not often that The Filson has an opportunity to combine fund raising with public service, but the Filson Bourbon History Series fits the bill on both counts. The Filson Bourbon History Series is aimed at educating local bartenders and others involved in the service industry in heritage and use of Kentucky’s favorite distilled spirit – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. At […]

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