May 10

In partnership with Total Wine and More and Steve Akley/ABV Network, LLC, we are proud to present our...


Session Title: Bourbon 101

Description: A look at the history of bourbon, from its early beginnings as a byproduct of grain farmers to the massive popularity we see today. Along the journey, we'll take a look at the rules of bourbon, how it's made and common definitions and buzzwords talked about when discussing bourbon.

Bonuses: In addition the the class curriculum, Steve Akley shares his list of five bourbons that are bottom-shelf gems and the Total Wine staff will conduct a tasting at the end of the class of two bourbons.

Location/Time: Total Wine and More (90 Brentwood Promenade Ct, Brentwood, MO 63144) / 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 ($23.05 + $1.95 ticketing fee)

Click here to register to attend this event on eventbrite.com. 


June 13

Session Title: The 15 Greatest Master Distillers of All-Time

Description: One of the aspects that makes bourbon unique is the people behind the brands. No matter how much science is incorporated into the production of bourbon, there is always a need for people adding artistry to make bourbon special. We take a look at the fifteen greatest master distillers in the history of bourbon in this class. We'll take a look at their lives, personalities and contributions to our favorite distilled spirit.

Bonuses: In addition the the class curriculum, Steve Akley shares his list of five value bourbons and the Total Wine staff will conduct a tasting at the end of the class of two bourbons.

Location/Time: Total Wine and More (90 Brentwood Promenade Ct, Brentwood, MO 63144) / 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 ($23.05 + $1.95 ticketing fee)

Click here to register to attend this event on eventbrite.com.


July 12

Session Title: The Women of Bourbon

Description: Recently, we've started to see women get some accolades and highly visible positions in the bourbon business, which is great considering the female demographic is the fastest growing segment of bourbon. The truth is women have always played an important role in whiskey. We'll take a look at early female pioneers of bourbon all the way up to modern contributors in this class.

Bonuses: In addition the the class curriculum, Steve Akley shares his list of his five favorite barrel strength bourbons and the Total Wine staff will conduct a tasting at the end of the class of two bourbons.

Location/Time: Total Wine and More (90 Brentwood Promenade Ct, Brentwood, MO 63144) / 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 ($23.05 + $1.95 ticketing fee)

Click here to register to attend this event on eventbrite.com. 


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August 9 - Bourbon Travel

September 13 - Topic TBD

October 4 - The History of 10 Bourbon Cocktails

November 7 - Hosting a Bourbon Party