National Bourbon Day 2024

In addition to being Flag Day, it is National Bourbon Day. A day in which we celebrate America’s native spirit.

When it comes to whiskey, bourbon is my go to choice. There are times I wish I liked the Scottish single malts after listening to a podcast like WhiskyCast, they just don’t do it for me. I do like rye, Irish, and Canadian whiskies but not as much as bourbon.

I am what you might call an accumulator as opposed to a collector. If I see an interesting bottle of bourbon while traveling, I’ll probably pick it up.

Thus, as you can see in the picture below, I have a couple of bottles of bourbon from Texas that I picked up in Dallas while attending the DSC Convention and a couple of bottles from Kentucky bought when visiting relatives. As an aside, both the Ironroot Harbinger and the New Riff Single Barrel are store picks.

I am going to crack open one of these tonight. If I had to say which one right now, it will probably be the Still Austin BIB Red Corn Bourbon.

My dram tonight will be a two-fer. One to celebrate the SCOTUS win on bump stocks in Garland v. Cargill and the other to celebrate our “native spirit”.

2 thoughts on “National Bourbon Day 2024”

  1. Agreed on single-malt, etc. As an old guy my learning of staying with what works and refining that, applies.
    I was happily surprised with an ancient distillery providing Chicken Cock. Quite good; can’t have too many options.
    Best to you and yours.

  2. I too could never develop a taste for Scotch (Single Malt or otherwise). For the last few years I’ve been a fan of Jack Daniels Single Barrel (partly due to taking a tour of “the plant” as locals refer to it), though I plan to try Knobel bourbon that Mike Rowe has a hand in making/marketing.

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