Course Schedule

Week 1: Feb 28
Course Overview
Chapter 1 – Hospitality
Chapter 2 – History of Bartending
Guest: Susie Hoyt – KY USBG

Week 2: March 7
Chapter 3 – Navigating the Bar and It’s Tools; Garnishes and Glassware
Chapter 4 – Fermentation and Distillation

Week 3: March 14
Chapter 5 – Bourbon, Whisk(e)y, & Scotch / Whiskey Cocktails
Guest: Jackie Zykan – Master Bourbon Specialist at Old Forester

Week 4: March 21
Chapter 6 – Brandy / Brandy Cocktails

Week 5: March 28
Chapter 7 – Agave Spirits / Tequila Cocktails
Guest: Jesus Martinez – Brown-Forman Tequilas Global Brand Manager

Week 6: April 4
Chapter 8: Vodka & Gin / Vodka & Gin Cocktails
Guest: Colin Blake – Moonshine University
**Class will be held at Moonshine University – 801 S 8th St. Louisville, KY 40203

Week 7: April 11
Chapter 9: Rum / Rum Cocktails
Guest: Colin Blake – Moonshine University
**Class will be held at Moonshine University – 801 S 8th St. Louisville, KY 40203

Week 8: April 18
Midterm Exam & Cocktail Lab Exam

Week 9: April 25
Wine (We will be sourcing the Vintner Select’s An Intro To Wine & Wine Service Guide)
Guest: Master Sommelier Julie DeFriend – Vintner Select

Week 10: May 2
Beer
Guest: Sam Cruz – Against The Grain
**Class will be held at Against the Grain – 401 E Main St. Louisville, KY 40202

Week 11: May 9
Chapter 10: Modifiers: Liqueurs, Vermouth, Amari
Guest: Clay Livingston – Beverage Director at Red Herring

Week 12: May 16
Chapter 11: Syrups, Bitters, Shrubs, & Mocktails

Week 13: May 23
Chapter 12: Scaling Batched Cocktails
Chapter 13: Variations, Substitutions, and Cocktail Creativity
Cumulative Review for Final Exam

Week 14: May 30
Final Exam
Mixt&pe Cocktail Lab

Week 15:
Mixt&pe Competion