Whiskey 101 – February 18th + 25th 2016
Finger Lakes Distilling is excited to announce our Winter Seminar Series, Whiskey 101. These 2 sessions will give an in-depth look at whiskey making from its earliest stages to the award winning products being produced at Finger Lakes Distilling today.
Ticket price is $50 and includes both sessions.
Each session includes a light dinner.
*A Whiskey 101 diploma will be awarded to participants that attend.
Session 1: The History of Whiskey – February 18
From the primitive stills of the 13th century, this session will trace the history of whiskey to Bourbon County, Kentucky. Learn about the first “moon shiners” in Scotland and the development of whiskey in America. Understand the terms: grain and single malt whiskeys, blended and cask strength whiskeys and more. Learn how the major distilleries of Kentucky and Tennessee differ from the many growing craft distilleries of today.
Session 2: The Making of Whiskey – February 25
Spend time in the still room and learn how whiskey is actually made: from whole grain, to flour, to mashing, to fermenting, to distilling. Learn about yeast making, the sour mash process, fermenting, setting the proof, and all aspects of whiskey making and barrel aging. Learn the differences between the world’s whiskey’s: Irish, Scottish, Canadian, and American whiskeys.