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The Chemistry of Bourbon: the "Spirit" of Molecules

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
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Posted by Paul Shuey

Lenny_Demoranville, PhD

The Chemistry of Bourbon: the "Spirit" of Molecules



by Lenny Demoranville, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Centre College



The production of quality bourbon involves an understanding of the chemistry involved in the process. Most modern distilleries rely on both sensory and chemical analysis as part of their process. This talk will highlight some of the chemistry involved in the production of the distilled spirit, its aging, and your enjoyment of it. For those not familiar with bourbon, a basic overview of the spirit will be weaved into the talk.

Lenny Demoranville is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Program at Centre College in Danville, KY, a top-50 liberal arts college. Dr. Demoranville earned his B.S. in chemistry from Eastern Nazarene College and his Ph.D. at University of Maryland-College Park. He was an NRC-Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. At Centre, he has chaired the undergraduate research committee and is currently the lead faculty member of a renovation of one of Centre’s science buildings. His research group has recently shifted focus to analyze congeners in bourbon. This new interest developed during his teaching of a class entitled “The Chemistry of Beer, Wine, and Bourbon.” He has given a number of public talks about that topic and was honored with the Kentucky Academy of Science’s 2018 Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award.  

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