Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., Bourbon aficionados can prove their mettle by identifying four different Bourbons by taste and aroma alone at the Stave & Thief Society’s “Bourbon Blind” tasting. The event will be held at the Still, at the Four Points by Sheraton, 2850 Crittenden Dr.

The grand prize is an “advanced sensory kit” valued at $250. Members of the Stave & Thief Society can enter the contest for $30 and the general public price is $50. Registration is available online here. 

The Stave & Thief Society is a bourbon certification program that offers hands-on education in distilling, tasting and serving “Kentucky’s native spirit.” This blind tasting is the first public event that will invite ordinary Bourbon enthusiasts to join Bourbon stewards in testing their knowledge.

Distilled Spirits Epicenter, 801 S. 8th St., coordinates Stave & Thief Society’s curriculum and offers workshops, learning materials and exams to prepare students to explain Louisville’s bourbon history, understand Kentucky brands and offer guidance to new Bourbon drinkers or those who want to explore further Bourbon’s range of tastes