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National Bourbon Day

Celebrate National Bourbon Day with a tasty concoction of your favorite bourbon and delicious mixers - cheers to the perfect day!
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June 14
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Celebrate National Bourbon Day on June 14 with a glass of this smooth, delicious spirit! The history of bourbon goes all the way back to 1789 when it was first created in Kentucky. Since then, it has become one of America’s favorite liquors and is now enjoyed around the world. Whether you prefer a classic Old Fashioned or an innovative craft cocktail, there's something for everyone to enjoy on National Bourbon Day!

History of National Bourbon Day

National Bourbon Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1789</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bourbon's Origin</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rev. Elijah Craig is credited with creating the first bourbon whiskey in Kentucky.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1823</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Sour Mash</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dr. James Crow develops the sour mash process, improving bourbon's quality and consistency.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1964</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bourbon Named U.S. Native Spirit</div><div class='timeline-text'>Congress declares bourbon "America's Native Spirit," making it the only spirit distinctive to the U.S.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bourbon Boom Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The bourbon industry experiences a boom, with global sales rising rapidly.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of National Bourbon Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Bourbon Day was first celebrated to honor the history and impact of the bourbon industry.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Bourbon Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a bourbon tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a night of sampling some of the best bourbons around. Have each person bring their own bottle, or if you have the budget, purchase a variety to test out. Make sure to have some snacks and appetizers on hand to help cleanse the palate!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make some bourbon cocktails</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and whip up some classic bourbon cocktails like an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or Mint Julep. Or, try something more creative like a Bourbon Smash or Maple Bourbon Sour.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a bourbon distillery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a day trip to a local bourbon distillery and learn about the process of making bourbon, from fermentation to barrel aging. Most distilleries also offer tastings and tours, so take advantage of this unique opportunity.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake with bourbon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put that bottle of bourbon to good use by baking with it! Add it to your favorite cake recipe, make some boozy cupcakes or brownies, or even just drizzle it over ice cream for an extra kick.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a scavenger hunt around town with clues leading you to different types of bourbons. At the end you could award prizes for those who found all of the bottles first!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Bourbon Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bourbon has a deep, smoky flavor</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Bourbon is one of the most popular spirits in the world, known for its unique and complex flavor profile consisting of sweet notes, as well as hints of oak, smoke and spice. It's perfect for sipping on its own or mixing into classic cocktails like Manhattans and Old Fashioneds!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bourbon comes with a storied history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When you think of bourbon, you think of the South - Kentucky, Tennessee and beyond. And while it's easy to enjoy bourbon without picking up any knowledge about it, it's also fun to learn about its long and varied history. From the regions where it first originated to the choice ingredients used to make it today, there's plenty to discover!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bourbon is perfect for special occasions</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're sharing a toast at a wedding or celebrating a milestone birthday, bourbon makes an excellent addition to any special occasion. Grab some glasses and mix yourself a custom cocktail made with your favorite bottle of bourbon - it's sure to be remembered for years to come!</p></div></div>

5 Surprising Facts about Bourbon

National Bourbon Day FAQs

When is National Bourbon Day?

National Bourbon Day is celebrated on June 14th every year. In 2024 National Bourbon Day will occur on a Friday.

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