Wine has Sommeliers. Beer has Cicerones. And now bourbon has Stewards. Often compared to sommeliers and cicerones, bourbon stewards go through intense training to become a master in their trade. The One Hundred Club is happy to announce that Bartender Coby Nevius has recently passed his Level 1 Exam with the Council of Whiskey Masters and can know add Certified Bourbon Professional to his list of accolades.
Becoming a master in any subject can take years of practice and dedication. Becoming a Master of Whiskey takes rigorous study and dedication and completes the last step towards the highest level of whiskey certification in the world– an honor awarded only after detailed examination of theory and practical knowledge of scotch, bourbon, and other global whiskeys. All master-level examinations are held in-person either in Lexington, Kentucky or Inverness, Scotland.
Coby, a seven-year veteran of the Club, first found his appreciation for whiskey (not necessarily bourbon) when he attended the Highland Games in New Hampshire. Now, when not enjoying time with wife, Anna, and 7-month-old son, Hudson, he can be seen behind the Clubhouse bar most evenings.
As a service to Members and Fellow Bourbon Enthusiasts, alike, Coby is available to facilitate Private Dining and Bourbon Experiences at the Club. Gather a small group of your friends and contact Member Services to arrange this personalized experience.
The next time you find yourself At The Top, allow our Certified Bourbon Professional to give you a personalized pour, flight or pairing of some of the rare and unique bourbons we have available to you.
Keep a lookout for information on a Mid-Summer American Whiskey Tasting Dinner!
Coby’s Personal Recommendation: Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill, Bourbon aged in Cabernet Casks