Americans love this alcoholic drink and June 14 is called National Bourbon Day. Fill some glasses and start celebrating.
The territories of Virginia and Kentucky in the XVIII century were inhabited by immigrants from Scotland and Ireland. Peoples known for a predilection for strong drinks began using corn to make bourbon through distillation. Corn was grown there, and there was an abundance of raw materials. Chemical properties of the local water supply mattered. It was rich in calcium due to the presence of limestone rocks.
To make classic bourbon, water with minimum iron content is required.
- Bourbon is stored in oak barrels; the inner surface is subjected to heat treatment.
- The drink is aged for at least 3 months.
- Bourbon cocktails are decorated with citrus slices and ripe berries.
The presence of fruity, woody, and smoky notes is allowed in the classical version indicates a multi-stage manufacturing procedure and the quality of the finished product.
How to take part
Arrange a party; invite connoisseurs of the national alcohol. Open a rare bottle of bourbon for your guests. To reveal the taste, add a few drops of distilled water. If you want to spend the evening in solitude, watch a film about the creators of the drink, and the traditions associated with its appearance in American culture.
When is National Bourbon Day celebrated in 2024?
National Bourbon Day is observed on June 14 each year.