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Beyond Beam: A Bourbon Tasting

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Bourbon Barrel

1213 State Street

Erie, PA 16501

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Beyond Beam: A Bourbon Tasting.

You will be guided through your personal flight of award winning bourbons Bookers, Knob Creek & Basil Haydens. Our Kitchen will be providing hors d'oeuvres for the evening. Each guest at the tasting will receive a Jim Beam gift. Limited Seating Available.

We have provided some of the points of whiskey tasting:

1. COLOR — Study the color, a darker color tends to have a longer storage time or higher proof or both.
2. TWIRL — Swish the whiskey around, this is called aerating. This is allowing the drink to breathe which makes for a better tasting experience.
3. DEEP BREATH — The smell gives a preview to the taste. Part your lips, place your nose deep into the glass, and inhale. By opening your mouth slightly while inhaling, you can avoid being overpowered by the alcohol.
4. DRINK — To get a complete flavor profile, take a large sip from the glass and work it around to coat the inside of your mouth. This is known as the "Kentucky Chew". This allows the mix to hit different parts of the tongue, from the sweet-sensing tip to the sour-sensing sides.
5. SWALLOW — Pay careful attention to the flavors as the whiskey slides down your throat. Be on the lookout for an exceptional "finish," a test of how long those flavors linger. For quality whiskey, the taste should hang around for 15 or 20 seconds.
6. WATER— Imagine the flavor of undiluted whiskey as a closed fist. Adding in a dose of water to your mix will help you customize the flavor. This means more intense flavors than drinking the mix uncut with water.
7. ROCKS — Pouring the whiskey over ice does a multiple of things. The first sip is almost neat and/or undiluted. As you slowly sip the whiskey the ice will begin to melt. This in turn is adding water, slowly. This will allow you as the drinker to slowly experience a full range of the whiskey’s flavor.

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