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If you love Bourbon as much as we do, then you know that the month of September holds special significance – that’s right, National Bourbon Heritage Month is upon us! On August 2, 2007, the US Senate officially declared September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month” to observe the family heritage, tradition, and deep-rooted legacy the industry contributes to the United . . .

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Moonshine University is the premiere education provider for all things distilling. Located in the heart of Bourbon country, it’s natural that the world-class distillery school would also offer a special curriculum dedicated to America’s native spirit. Enter, The Stave & Thief Society.

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LOUISVILLE, KY – The air gets a little smokier in May as Americans fire up the grill for National Barbecue Month. For this summertime exercise, the team at Moonshine University, the epicenter of bourbon, looked at BBQ sauces from all over the U.S. and did a big taste testing to see which bourbons paired the best with each sauce. Let . . .

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KDA | Stave & Thief Society | Official Bourbon Certification | Kentucky Bourbon Trail Logo

For Immediate Release – March 16, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that the Stave & Thief Society Bourbon Certification Program is now the official Bourbon education course of the organization and its 33 members. The program was created in 2015 by the Distilled Spirits Epicenter, the KDA’s official educational member, with input from an independent . . .

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If you want to know something about bourbon, ask a steward. For the past year and a half, the Stave & Thief Society, based at the Distilled Spirits Epicenter in Louisville, has been certifying experts, called bourbon stewards, to educate others about Kentucky’s signature spirit. Christin Head, the Epicenter’s registrar, said that since 2014, the program has certified 260 stewards. . . .

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s iconic Bourbon distilleries filled a whopping 1,886,821 barrels of amber nectar last year, breaking production records all the way back to 1967, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. The previous all-time high was 1,922,009 barrels filled in 1967, the KDA reported. Since the turn of the century, Kentucky Bourbon production has skyrocketed more than 315 percent . . .

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Stave & Thief Society | Programs | Education | Experts | Enthusiasts

In order for us to truly uphold our distinguished bourbon culture, the front lines of our hospitality industry have to be armed with this knowledge to provide correct information to connoisseurs, tourists, teetotalers and everyone in between. This is the idea behind the Stave & Thief Society, a bourbon certification program created by the Distilled Spirits Epicenter in downtown Louisville. Stave & . . .

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Bourbon is big in Louisville, classes are available to advance your expertise in Kentucky’s biggest beverage.  Bourbon enthusiasts can hone their knowledge and sensory skills through the Executive Bourbon Steward program at Moonshine University. { FULL ARTICLE } whas.iheart.com

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2014) — Stave & Thief Society, a new bourbon certification program, has been launched to educate Louisville’s hospitality staff. Established to promote and uphold Kentucky’s distinguished bourbon culture, Stave & Thief Society will lead restaurant, bar, hotel and retail employees to become Certified Bourbon Stewards through a standardized training program. Downtown educational distillery Distilled Spirits Epicenter, . . .

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