We’re three days away from Bourbon Heritage Month, AKA Florida’s sunshine-y, 75 degree fall season, AKA September. You’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors this month, what with breezy beach evenings and peaceful rocking chairs on the porch. Let’s be honest with each other: You’re going to need some bourbon. It’s just sweet enough to hook you, just spicy enough to ignite your palate, and just traditional enough to make you addictingly comfortable.
Celebrate it for these reasons:
- Bourbon screams “bang for your buck.”
High-end bourbon can be found in the $20-$25 range, unlike Scotch or tequila. Weller Reserve can be mixed with Weller 12 Year to make a liquid that bourbon geeks compare with Pappy.
- Bourbon makes for heavenly food.
Bourbon baked ham, bourbon and brown sugar cupcakes, bourbon milkshakes! Cook with bourbon once this fall, and you’ll never go back. Start with French toast because it’s easy!
6 slices Bread
1 T Bourbon
1 T Milk
1 t Nutmeg
1 t Cinnamon
1 t Brown sugar
1 t Vanilla extract
Whisk 3 eggs with milk in a bowl, add spices and bourbon. Dunk bread in bowl, coating both sides of bread in mixture. Heat pan on medium-high heat and “fry” bread to a delicious golden brown, about 45 seconds. Flip to cook the other side. Top with butter and syrup!
Adapted from bustle.com
- Three words: Buddha of Bourbon.
Jimmy Russell is the master distiller’s master distiller and September 10th marks 61 years with Wild Turkey. As one of bourbon’s authentic role models, Jimmy should automatically be considered one of America’s authentic role models since bourbon and America go together like pumpkins and lattes.
You can read all about how Jimmy crafted his bourbon empire in our fall issue of Highball magazine, coming out Sept 1!
- Our government says you should drink bourbon… Kind of.
About eight years ago, bourbon reached royal status in America. On August 2, 2007, the United States Senate passed a bill that professed September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month.” Because the bourbon industry fosters heritage, tradition and legacy to our nation, it makes sense that we would dedicate an entire month to it!
- ABC’s Bourbon Lottery!
Our bourbon lottery gives you the chance to win the opportunity to purchase one-in-a-lifetime bourbons. Enter here.