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September 15th: Bourbon!

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month: a chance to celebrate an American classic. But do you know the Brooklyn story of bourbon and whiskey? Or have you ever wondered where the word “bourbon” even comes from? (Hint: France) Join us on September 15th for a fun evening of French music, Brooklyn drinks, and far-reaching talks, all in the name of bourbon!

The evening’s schedule:

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Drink-n-Draw: color inside and outside the lines with adult coloring books!

5:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Collection highlights on display in the Othmer Library

6:15 pm – 6:45 pm

Performance by Brooklyn Art Song Society

6:45 pm – 7:15 pm

You Know Bourbon, But Do You Know the Bourbons? A lecture on the Bourbon Dynasty by Brett Lazer

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Masters of Social Gastronomy talk on bourbon battles and the secrets of moonshine!

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bourbon tasting hosted by Kings County Distillery


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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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