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february, 2018

sat24feb5:00 pm- 7:00 pmBourbon Tasting: Distill My Beating Heart5:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Museums of Oglebay Institute, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

Event Details

Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum is hosting another can’t miss event:  “Distill My Beating Heart– Bourbon Tasting” is 5-7pm Saturday, February 24.

Sample small batch, unusual and hard-to-find bourbons paired with food selections from Ye Olde Alpha. You’ll also learn some bourbon basics and meet & 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.


Tasting list for February 24:

Eagle Rare
Blood Oath – finished in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels – very limited release
Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Old Forester Statesman
Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Sazerac Rye Straight Rye Whiskey
Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel
Barterhouse Orphan Barrel 20 Year
Hancock’s President’s Reserve Single Barrel
Weller Special Reserve Wheated Bourbon

Bourbon Basics:

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.

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


Oglebay Institute304-242-7700