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Bourbon Tasting


Bourbon Tasting Barrel of Fun

By Lisa Morefield, Staff Writer

Grove City Town Center, home of the acclaimed Wine and Arts Festival, is hosting another can’t-miss event on Saturday, August 10, 2019: the annual Bourbon Tasting. Bourbon tasting is experiencing increased interest. The Grove City Town Center venue is a great place to be a bourbon-tasting beginner, with eight samples for just 25 dollars. Attendees can learn what they like from several varieties before investing in an entire bottle.

Planning to come, but new to this? You might benefit from some bourbon basics. A whiskey is deemed to be worthy of the name “bourbon” when it is made from at least 51% corn, which provides sweetness. It also includes rye or barley grains. No other additions but water, used to achieve the appropriate alcohol proof, is permitted. Bourbon also achieves this high standard whiskey quality because it is aged in new, oak-charred barrels for at least two years, some only in Kentucky. This whiskey can be mixed with soft drinks, with other mixers as in the Mint Julep, or is smooth enough to slide down all alone! Bourbon is decidedly American, rich with our country’s history and craftsmanship.



Save the date and become an official taster of this American tradition. See you on August 10, 2019, from 1 to 10 pm!

Tickets are $25 for 8 tickets and come with a glass for tasting.

Most bourbons are one ticket per tasting but there are some that will be a higher ticket cost per tasting.


Here is the list for the 2019 Bourbon Festival.

Here is a partial list for this year.

Jim Beam Black Extra Age                           Jim Beam Distillers Cut                          Jim Beam Vanilla            Jim Beam Apple                     Jim Beam Honey

Jim Beam Fire                Toki Japanese Whiskey                Makers 46                       Bakers                          Basils Hayden                              Basil Hayden Dark Rum

Markers Mark Cask Strength                        Amador Double Barrel                 Watershed Bourbon                   Watershed Apple Brandy                  Watershed Old Fashioned

Wild Turkey Diamond                      Wild Turkey Rare Breed                     Wild Turkey American Honey               Wild Turkey Diamonds 60th             Noble Cut Limoncello

Noble Cut Dark Cherry                   Noble Cut Orangecello                                Noble Cut Apple                            Hudson Baby Bourbon           Dandy Johns White Corn Whiskey

Seven Brothers Gin                          Seven Brothers Rum                      Seven Brothers Smoked Whiskey             Indian Creek Staley Rye             Indian Creek White Rye

Indian Creek Andy’s No 5                  Cleveland Bourbon Whiskey                      OYO Rye Dark Pumpernickel                       OYO Michelone Reserve           OYO Whiskey

Angels Envy                     Old Forester 1920               New Riff Bourbon              Middle West Wheated                         Middle West Bourbon                   Hornitos Black Barrel

Freedom Bourbon                     Weller Special Reserve                   Jefferson Ocean                Buffalo Trace                Cleveland Black Reserve                   Cleveland Black Cherry

Cleveland Rye Bourbon                Hudson Baby Bourbon                     Bookers                  Four Roses Small Batch                Jim Beam Peach