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Saturday
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February 26, 2022 - February 27, 2022
  • Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum
    465 Lodge Drive
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • 304-242-7272
  • Hours
    Saturday: 5:00-7:00pm / Sunday: 3:00-5:00pm
  • https://oionline.com
  • $65.00 ($56.00 OI members)

The popular “Distill My Beating Heart– Bourbon Tasting” returns to Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum.

Two sessions are available – 5-7pm Saturday, February 26 or 3-5pm Sunday, February 27.

Sample small batch, unusual and hard-to-find bourbons paired with food selections. You’ll also learn some bourbon basics and meet & sip with other bourbon enthusiasts.

Located in the picturesque Oglebay Park, the 1846 Mansion, and former home of American industrialist Earl W. Oglebay, is the ideal venue to imbibe America’s original spirit.

Purchase Tickets:

5-7pm Saturday, February 26: Register online or call 304-242-7272. 
3-5pm Sunday, February 27: Register online or call 304-242-7272. 

Bourbon Basics:

Bourbon is decidedly American, rich with our country’s history and craftsmanship. Recent years have seen a bourbon boom, with a renewed interest in this corn-based whiskey.  Bourbon is one of the fastest growing categories in the beverage alcohol world. Bourbon tastings are popular in cities across the U.S.

What makes bourbon bourbon?

By law, bourbon can only be produced in the United States, must be made with at least 51 percent corn, which provides sweetness. It must be distilled at 160 proof or less, put into the barrel at 125 proof or less and contain no additives. Furthermore, it must be aged in a new, oak-charred barrel for at least two years

What categories should I consider when tasting?

When tasting bourbon consider appearance, aroma, taste and finish.  For more information, click here to read a helpful article from Modern Thirst.