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September Marks the Beginning of National Bourbon Heritage Month

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It should come to no surprise that I talk about bourbon a lot here on my blog and on my instagram. Here, in Kentucky, bourbon is a huge deal. After all, we are responsible for 95% of the world’s bourbon. Yes, I said IN THE WORLD. Kentucky is the only state that has the perfect natural mix of climate, conditions and pure limestone water necessary for producing the world’s greatest bourbon.

Well, the first of September marks an exciting time! September is Bourbon Heritage Month. And no, it’s NOT one of those social media driven, fake holidays, it’s real. It even had the governor’s signature to be declared Bourbon Heritage Month in the Commonwealth. National Bourbon Heritage Month is a celebration of America’s Native Spirit. On August 2, 2007, the U.S. Senate declared September 2007 as National Bourbon Heritage Month. The bill was sponsored by Republican Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky and was passed by unanimous consent. The resolution calls for people who enjoy bourbon to do so, but responsibly and in moderation. The bill also reinforces the 1964 Act of Congress that declared bourbon as “America’s Native Spirit” (and that means that bourbon can be made anywhere in the United States, but everyone knows that really means Kentucky. It’s just like that saying, ‘If it ain’t Kentucky, it ain’t bourbon’) by celebrating family heritage, tradition, and deep-rooted legacy that the bourbon industry contributes to the United States. Read More