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Storm the Castle ASB Fundraiser

The American Saddlebred Museum announces its annual fundraiser during Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. The event will take place at The Kentucky Castle, located at 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, Kentucky on Saturday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m.

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This year, the American Saddlebred Museum is storming The Kentucky Castle with a bourbon tasting and brunch. Certified Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward, Tim Knittel will lead guests through a formal, seated bourbon tasting of five premium bourbons paired with small food elements to bring out the nuanced flavors of each bourbon. The tasting will be followed by a decadent brunch, open bar, and tours of the famous Kentucky Castle.

All funds raised during the event will support the American Saddlebred Museum and its mission to preserve the traditions and heritage of our beautiful athletic horses, through active engagement of the general public and equine community.

The Bourbon Tasting

Tim Knittel is the Kentucky Castle’s official Bourbon Steward. One of less than 10 Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Stewards in Central Kentucky and the only one to offer bourbon education to the public, he loves sharing his expertise so everyone can enjoy the beauty of bourbon and will lead our bourbon tasting experience.
What’s a “Bourbon Steward?” It’s often compared to a Bourbon Sommelier. And like a sommelier for wine, it indicates someone with training, a deep knowledge base, and a dedication to their field. Mr. Knittel has spent over ten years in bourbon education, along with writing articles on the subject of bourbon and reviews. He is truly an expert in the field and someone that has the ability to bring great insight to both the novices and connoisseurs of the world of bourbon.
Guided Tours
What’s behind the Castle wall?  Find out during a guided tour of The Kentucky Castle! Learn about the building’s history, renovations, and sustainability efforts including an extensive organic farm, vineyard, truffle orchard, apiary, pastures, and much more! See why Architectural Digest named it “The Most Beautiful Hotel” in Kentucky.
Decadent Brunch & Open Bar
Along with the magnificent bourbon tasting, the event will feature a decadent, farm-to-table brunch and open bar. The Kentucky Castle was recently voted the best restaurant in the state. Read more here.
Pop-up Shop
Glasscock Boutique will be presenting an exclusive pop-up shop at the Castle. Ten percent of proceeds from sales and advance orders will go the the American Saddlebred Museum!
For more information contact Amy Nelson at (859) 259-2746 ext. 344  or [email protected].
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