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Americans love this alcoholic drink and June 14 is called National Bourbon Day. Fill glasses, start celebrating. Appreciate taste of sip, stretch out pleasures, simultaneously learning event arose.

The History

Territory of Virginia and Kentucky in XVIII century was inhabited by immigrants from Scotland, Ireland. Peoples known for predilection for strong drinks began using corn for making bourbon. Distilling method was used. Corn was grown in territory; there was abundance of raw materials. Chemical properties of local water mattered. It was rich in calcium due to presence of limestone rocks in relief.

Interesting Facts

To make classic bourbon, water with minimum iron content is required.

  1. Bourbon was stored in oak barrels; inner surface was subjected to heat treatment.
  2. Drink was aged for at least 3 months.
  3. Bourbon cocktails are decorated with citrus slices, ripe berries.

Presence of fruity, woody, smoky notes is allowed in classical version indicates multi-stage manufacturing procedure, quality of finished product.

How to celebrate

Arrange party; invite connoisseurs of national alcohol to the holiday. Open rare bottle of bourbon in presence of guests. To reveal taste, add drops of distilled water. If you want to spend evening in solitude, watch film about creators of drink, traditions associated with its appearance in national American culture.

When is National Bourbon Day celebrated in 2022?

National Bourbon Day is observed on June 14 each year.