Drink up: Holly Hill Inn is educating bourbon drinkers

Holly Hill Inn in Midway has a new project for those who want to learn about — and sample — bourbons. Ouita Michel, chef/owner of Holly Hill Inn, said the mission of the 1785 Bourbon Society is to educate bourbon drinkers from novice to aficionado about topics such as palate training, mixology, food pairings and cooking with bourbon, as well as the spirit’s fascinating history.
Tim Knittel, professional bourbon educator and former general manager of the culinary program at Woodford Reserve Distillery, will lead the 1785 Bourbon Society. Events will include tasting classes throughout the year, bourbon-themed dinners at Holly Hill Inn, ­presentations by distillers and field trips.
Membership is free. Email steve@hollyhillinn.com.
Members will receive notice of 1785 Bourbon Society events and classes via Proof Read, the society’s periodic e-newsletter.
Holly Hill is at 426 North Winter Street. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to Hollyhillinn.com.