Phil Kollin loves nothing more than talking whiskey, sharing amazing stories and showing people a good time. Over the years, he has hosted hundreds of groups on whiskey-themed events ranging from day-long treks down The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® to private tastings and educational seminars.

Phil has made it his mission to travel down every highway, byway, back-road and no-lane road in the Bluegrass state while picking up as many great tales along the way as possible.

Phil is both an Executive Bourbon Steward through the Stave & Thief Society and a Louisville Certified Tourism Ambassador. He prefers his bourbon on the rocks and if you ask him what his favorite bourbon is, he’ll likely tell you it’s the one currently occupying his glass.

With so many new bourbons always popping up, it’s almost impossible to decide whether to buy something different or stick to the old favorites. This is your chance to taste some of what’s new that has recently shown up on store shelves!

Join host Phil Kollin of “Phil Talks Whiskey” on January 12 at the Kentucky Castle for a tasting experience featuring the following brands:

-Hidden Barn Kentucky Straight Bourbon

-Bardstown Bourbon Company Fusion #7

-Stellum Rye

-Hardin’s Creek (Jacob’s Well)

This is a great opportunity to separate the bottles which simply have shiny labels and catchy names from those releases that have already turned some heads with the whiskey inside. You may even walk away with a new favorite.

After the tasting, you’ll enjoy a personal charcuterie plate prepared by the chef, and cocktails will be available for purchase. Each ticket includes the four bourbon samples, a charcuterie plate, and a Kentucky Castle branded Glencairn glass.

*Please note that this event is limited to guests aged 21+.

This article appears on page 18 of the January 2023 issue of HJ. To subscribe, click here.