In order to celebrate Bourbon as America’s “Native Spirit,” in 2007 congress passed a unanimous vote calling for September to be Bourbon Heritage Month. Four years later, September is still bourbon’s month to shine, especially in its home state of Kentucky.
In addition to the 20th Annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail received new highway signs marking its significant landmarks this month, and bartenders are breaking out their very best (and tastiest) bourbon cocktails.
So if you’re wondering what to drink (and how to drink it) this month, go with bourbon. Straight up, on the rocks, or mixed in a cocktail, it’s the best way to celebrate America’s “Native Spirit.”