"[T]he sublime taste of high-dollar Bourbons isn’t the only thing that whips fans into a frenzy (though that helps), it’s the thrill of the hunt and the bragging rights of having that bottle of, say, Jefferson’s Ocean or Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 year on display in the cabinet that helps bottles blow out the door before they even hit the shelves – Bourbon connoisseurs and now competing with collectors."
Hello there! As is the case every time this day comes around on the calendar, June 14th is the day we celebrate the birth of bourbon, that sweet Kentucky nectar the legends tell was first produced back in 1789. How should you commemorate this important occasion? I suggest "with bourbon." Here are two classic recipes I have designed to highlight this most perfect of liquids. You may remember them from earlier celebrations, but if you were actually celebrating properly you probably do not, so what the heck, let's give them another shot.
How have you been celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month? Probably by drinking a lot of whiskey, plus the usual parades, fireworks, sending roses to all the people you threw up on, etc. So although this weekend is the final weekend of Bourbon Month, I want to show you how to make bourbon an even more integral part of your life all year long. No longer should you feel limited by the amount of bourbon you can drink, because you can also be eating it in every meal, including breakfast. Tie on your apron, here comes a bunch of ideas!
"Roughly 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon were stolen in what looks to be an inside job from a secure area at Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Frankfort facility, according to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton. Melton said the theft was reported Tuesday and appears to have occurred over the past couple months. Detectives are investigating but have no suspects."
Bourbon, Fernet and sorghum? Sure, why the hell not.
Hello there! It is once again the day we celebrate the birth of bourbon, that sweet Kentucky nectar the legends tell was first produced on this day in 1789. How should you commemorate this important occasion? I suggest "with bourbon." Here are two of my favorite recipes that highlight this most perfect of liquids.
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.
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