Emeritus Academy Lecture Series

Tim Berra
Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

"Bourbon: What the Educated Drinker Should Know"

November 6, 2019
4-5 p.m.
Grand Lounge, Faculty Club

Prized throughout the world but distinctly American, with deep roots in the Kentucky hills and hollers... Bourbon has continued to grow as the spirit of choice by alcohol lovers across the globe, but many drinkers have a limited understanding of how bourbon is made. While there may be hundreds of books on the subject, few break down the science of bourbon in uncomplicated terms.

A university professor for 50 years, Dr. Tim Berra answers the question: “What is Bourbon?” in a style both beginners and aficionados will appreciate, distilling the basics of bourbon into refined sips that are easily consumed. Dr. Berra received a PhD from Tulane University and is a professor emeritus in evolution, ecology, and organismal biology at The Ohio State University. He is a three-time recipient of Fulbright Fellowships to Australia and a University Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territories. Dr. Berra is the author of numerous books and science articles on topics ranging from freshwater fish distributions to evolution and the myth of creationism.