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february, 2017

sat25feb5:00 pm- 7:00 pmBourbon Tasting: Distill My Beating Heart5:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Museums of Oglebay Institute, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

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Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum is hosting another can’t miss event:  “Distill My Beating Heart– Bourbon Tasting” is Saturday, February 25.

Sample small batch, unusual and hard-to-find bourbons paired with food selections from Ye Olde Alpha. You’ll also enjoy the iconic, bourbon-based Mint Julep. Learn some bourbon basics, too. And meet and sip with other bourbon enthusiasts.

Located in the picturesque Oglebay Park, the 1846 Mansion, and former home of American industrialist Earl W. Oglebay, is the ideal venue to imbibe America’s original spirit.

Bourbon is decidedly American, rich with our country’s history and craftsmanship. Recent years have seen a bourbon boom, with a renewed interest in this corn-based whiskey.  Bourbon is one of the fastest growing categories in the beverage alcohol world. Bourbon tastings are popular in cities across the U.S.

Tasting list for February 25:

Smooth Ambler Yearling Small Batch
Buffalo Trace
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Barrel Proof
Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel
Sazerac Rye
Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 year
Noah’s Mill

Join us February 25. Become an official taster of this American tradition.  The event takes place from 5- 7 p.m. Come early and tour this historic home.  Cost is $60. Members of Oglebay Institute receive a discount.


Planning to come, but new to this? Here are some bourbon basics.

What makes bourbon bourbon?

By law, bourbon can only be produced in the United States, must be made with at least 51 percent corn, which provides sweetness. It must be distilled at 160 proof or less, put into the barrel at 125 proof or less and contain no additives. Furthermore, it must be aged in a new, oak-charred barrel for at least two years

What categories should I consider when tasting?

When tasting bourbon consider appearance, aroma, taste and finish.  For more information, click here to read a helpful article from Modern Thirst.






(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Museums of Oglebay Institute

Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV


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