Bourbon Class & Tasting

Louisville, United States

Experience hosted by Nicole

60 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Upon arriving, you'll have an entire bourbon tasting room of Trouble Bar to yourself and the other experience guests. All guests will be in seats socially distanced from each other (please let us know if you're traveling with your household/COVID-bubble & we can seat you together).

You'll taste between 4 - 6 bourbons during your tasting. Nicole will show you different styles and proof expressions of bourbon from a variety of distilleries. If you have a specific interest, Nicole can delve into with you and possibly pull some special bourbons for you to taste. While you go through the tasting, Nicole will help you understand why your palate is responding the way it is to different whiskeys. Instead of only trying products from only one distillery, Nicole will expose you to many distilleries in one spot!

You'll end the class with the chance to open tabs and buy bourbons from the extensive collection of Trouble Bar. Nicole will be available for questions and more bourbon knowledge as long as you'd like to stay! Other things to note:
Once the class ends, you'll be able to purchase spirits directly from the bar so you can continue your education and enjoy Trouble Bar's extensive collection. Nicole can even use what you learned about your palate to recommend new and unknown bourbons specifically for you.
Upon arriving, you'll have an entire bourbon tasting room of Trouble Bar to yourself and the other experience guests. All guests will be in seats socially distanced from each other (please let us know if you're traveling with your household/COVID-bubble & we can seat you together).

You'll taste between 4 - 6 bourbons during your tasting. Nicole will show you different styles and proof expressions of bourbon from a variety of distilleri…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Old Fashioned Cocktail
    3 - 5 Part Bourbon Tasting

Meet your host, Nicole

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Nicole is a seasoned bar & beverage manager in Louisville, who has dove head first into the bourbon world through her Executive Bourbon Steward Membership. While taking clients all over bourbon country through the concierge service she co-owns, Maton & Gilman, she has soaked in the formidable knowledge contained in this historic industry.

She joined the National Board of Directors for Bourbon Women, helping select private barrels & lead education sessions for members. Her experience culminated in co-owning and leading the beverage program at Trouble Bar. She loves introducing people to bourbon, taking what they love to drink and finding a bourbon that they can love. While you drink through her extensive collection at Trouble Bar, you'll pick her brain about the history and industry of bourbon.
Nicole is a seasoned bar & beverage manager in Louisville, who has dove head first into the bourbon world through her Executive Bourbon Steward Membership. While taking clients all over bourbon country through the concierge service she co-owns, Maton & Gilman, she has soaked in the formidable knowledge contained in this historic industry.

She joined the National Board of Directors for Bourbon Women, helping select private barrels & lead education sessions for members. Her experience…
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Where you'll be

Trouble Bar is one of Louisville's only bourbon tasting rooms and this is where your tasting will take place!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Jacqueline
September 2021
A warm, welcoming, and extremely informative session with a very knowledgeable and passionate professional! This session was both a fantastic primer for all the brown liquor to follow on our trip and a great guide for the essentials of Louisville culture! I'd recommend making this an early stop.
Lindsay
August 2021
Nicole is a huge wealth of knowledge about bourbon! I learned so much from her and what she shared - and I’m no newbie to bourbon. She was also incredibly kind, and so fun to chat with. Thank you!!
Bee
August 2021
The bourbon tasting was exceptional! Nicole knows so much about bourbon and was so amazing. I learned a great deal, and am so appreciative for the experience!
Julie
July 2021
We had the very best time with Nicole, we learned so much about the process, history, tasting tips, etc. of bourbon. Her bar, Trouble, has an amazing welcoming vibe and it’s nice to be a little further away from the chaos of downtown. We stayed for happy hour and then got dinner up the street at a place she recommended. Great experience, wonderful venue, and incredible host. Thanks Nicole!
Stephanie
June 2021
We had a wonderful tasting experience with Nicole. She is extremly knowledgeable, and gave us a history on each bourbon we tasted. The added free pour of our choice at the end was the icing on the cake. We were able to taste two hard-to-find whiskeys we've been wanting to try for a while. We'd definitely recommend this experience the next time you're in Louisville.
Krishan
June 2021
Nicole was great, and very thoughtful. She has a great way to describe the history, the notes and minute details around the bourbons. Did a great job of picking and sequencing.

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    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend.