Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy National Bourbon Day

Today is National Bourbon Day - I love these holidays celebrating alcohol and their history. Bourbon distillers have a lot to celebrate, as demand for bourbon whiskey is at an all time high. Remember when Maker's Mark was going to water down their bourbon whiskey...

June 14, 2013 is the 223rd anniversary of the day that the Reverend  Elijah Craig first distilled whiskey from corn in Bourbon County, Kentucky - it is said that he stumbled upon the idea of aging bourbon whiskey in charred oak barrels when he stored his alcohol in fire-damaged barrels. Elijah Craig's legacy and name lives on, branded as a premium bourbon by Heaven Hill Distilleries (America's largest independent family-owned and operated distilled spirits company) in Bardstown, Kentucky. Heaven Hill barrels Elijah Craig (94 proof) as a 12 Year-Old Small-Batch  and 20 Year-Old Single Barrel. Both bourbons have been honored by whiskey enthusiasts worldwide. Personally, I am not very familiar with Heaven Hill or its products, so this National Bourbon Day, I am headed out to buy a bottle of Elijah Craig 12 Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. I'm sure it will be tasty...

Until next time, I wish you all a Happy National Bourbon Day! The photo (credit: below was my reminder about today's significance and inspiration for my blog. If you don't know about the Kentucky for Kentucky Campaign, get on board, because we all know, Kentucky Kicks Ass. - Cheers, Emily

As always, please drink responsibly.


  1. Emily & Maggie,

    I'm super impressed with your blog; I've tried to start one of these about bourbon myself but have been so inconsistent. Our mutual friend Allison C. (now Allison N.) sent me a facebook message about your blog; I'm glad she did though.

    My friends and I are from Kentucky and are big bourbon fans, tasting and collecting all kinds of bourbon.


    1. Jesse,

      Thanks for the feedback - it's nice to hear someone is enjoying our blog and bourbon!