Of course, the venerable Filson Historical Society has a Bourbon historian on staff.  That is Michael Veach, author of “Kentucky Bourbon History: An American Heritage,” who will add his expertise to the Derby Week festivities by hosting a Bourbon tasting Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at 21C Museum Hotel, 700 W. Main St.

Veach will pour six samples from three Kentucky distilleries–Brown-Forman, Michter’s and Heaven Hill–and discuss the history of Bourbon and how his samples fit into the spectrum of Bourbon pleasures. The tasting will be accompanied by hors d’oeuvres from Proof on Main’s chef Levon Wallace.
Tickets are $200, and the money raised will benefit the Filson Historical Society. Go to the Society’s website for tickets.