If you believe Wikipedia, on this day in 1789 the Rev. Elijah Craig first produced "whiskey distilled from maize… It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky." There are a couple of historical flaws with that proposition, but I will be damned if I'm going to get nitpicky on a subject of this magnitude. No, what I'm going to get is drunk. Drunk on bourbon! Happy Bourbon Day, one and all. If you were planning on getting me a gift, nothing says "Bourbon Day" like bourbon.
Photo by Seth Anderson, from Flickr.