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September = National Bourbon Heritage Month


Bourbon on the Rocks
Thanks to our friends over at Small Screen Network, we discovered that the month of September is also National Bourbon Heritage Month.

National Bourbon Heritage Month is an observance in the United States that calls for celebration of bourbon as America’s “Native Spirit”. On August 2, 2007, the US Senate declared September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month.” The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky, passed by unanimous consent. (Source: Wikipedia)

In observance of National Bourbon Heritage Month, Mutineer is celebrating the history and art of distilling bourbon whisky by featuring a list of pretty rad blog posts about this amazing spirit.

Cooking with Bourbon During National Bourbon Heritage Month (BlogHer)
“I am a verified Whiskey Girl. I love brown liquor in all its forms: I’m a huge fan of rye, have been known to keep a variety of bottles of single malt scotch on hand, and simply adore bourbon… In honor of September, which has been named National Bourbon Heritage Month by the U.S. Senate, here are some recipes that celebrate this very American whiskey.”
The Laws of Bourbon (Carnal Nation)
“Although Bourbon is commonly associated with Kentucky and is, in this Boozy Jew’s opinion, where the best Bourbon comes from, it actually does not need to be made in Bourbon County, or even in Kentucky to be a Bourbon. In 1964, the same year our congress signed the Civil Rights Act into law, our great law-makers also sought to define what actually makes a Bourbon, Bourbon.”
Bacon Infused Bourbon (Summit Sips)
“Every once in a while something that sounds crazy in a cocktail actually works, if you are open to the idea. One such concept is Bacon Infused Bourbon. It’s seems ridiculous at first, but when you consider sweet caramel and maple syrup flavors sometimes characterize a good bourbon, you start to think about breakfast and how a side of bacon tastes so good next to your pancakes!”
What I’m Drinking Now: Labor Day Refreshers (SideDish)
“September is National Bourbon Month so if you need a special reason to open a bottle of Jim Beam, enjoy a dose of Knob Creek or sip a Wild Turkey, here are a few ideas for mixing:”

We also encourage you to visit Small Screen Network’s website and dig through their extensive archive of Bourbon videos, which includes mixology lessons from Mutineer Magazine contributor Robert Hess, an interview with Bill Samuels Jr. of Maker’s Mark, and even a recipe cooking with Bourbon.

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  1. Brian | Thursday, September 2, 2010

    Bourbon! After craft beer, that’s my f’in jam!

  2. Ashley Routson | Thursday, September 2, 2010

    Mmmm I will definitely celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with some Bourbon barrel-aged beers!

  3. Brad | Thursday, September 2, 2010

    Robert Hess and Bill Samuels at Daniel’ Broiler, in Seattle, for the interview. Daniel’s sells more Makers Mark than anyone in a year, about 1500 bottles

  4. Erin | Friday, September 3, 2010

    Sounds like I need to pour a tumbler of Bookers, sit back with a bourbon bacon brownie and enjoy the celebration.

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