Saturday
February
22
Saturday
February
23
February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020
  • Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum
    465 Lodge Drive Wheeling, WV
  • 304-242-7272
  • Hours
    Saturday: 5:00-7:00pm / Sunday: 3:00-5:00pm
  • oionline.com
  • $65.00

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

Two sessions are available – 5-7pm Saturday, February 22 or 3-5pm Sunday, February 23.

Sample small batch, unusual and hard-to-find bourbons paired with food selections from Ye Olde Alpha. 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:

5-7pmSaturday, February 22 (SOLD OUT)
3-5pm Sunday, February 23: Purchase tickets online.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling 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.