Bourbon Heritage Month

Bourbon Heritage Month

It’s that time of year again! Time to celebrate America’s Official Native Spirit: Bourbon! In 2007, the US Senate resolved that September was to be National Bourbon Heritage Month. Every September since, we’ve taken time to celebrate all things bourbon. From tastings and pairings to learning about the history and production of bourbon, there’s something for everyone during this month-long celebration.

Bourbon 101

Bad weather got you down? There’s no better way to fight the fall blues than by cosying up with a glass of America’s Official Native Spirit. But before we get into all the fun events happening this month, let’s start with a little Bourbon 101. Bourbon is a type of American whiskey that is made from at least 51% corn and aged in new, charred oak barrels. The exact origin of bourbon is a bit of a mystery, but most agree that it gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky. The first known use of the word “bourbon” in relation to whiskey was in the 1820s.

While bourbon must be made in the United States, it can be produced in any state. However, over 95% of bourbon is produced in Kentucky. In 1964, Congress declared Kentucky the official home of bourbon. Charcoal filtering is what sets American whiskey apart from other whiskies around the world. After ageing in oak barrels for years, bourbon is filtered through charcoal made from the burned barrels themselves. This process gives bourbon its distinct taste and golden colour.

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee

Move over pumpkin spice, it’s time for something a little bit darker and richer! One of our favourite ways to enjoy Bourbon Heritage Month is with a cup (or two) of our special Bourbon Barrel-Aged coffee. This limited-edition coffee is made with 100% Arabica beans that are aged in actual bourbon barrels for at least six weeks. The result is a coffee with notes of oak, vanilla, and caramel – perfect for those chilly Fall mornings. Our Bourbon Barrel-Aged coffee is only available during September so make sure to grab a bag before it’s gone!

We hope you’ll join us this September in celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month! Whether you’re enjoying a cup of our limited edition Bourbon Barrel-Aged coffee or drinking any other bourbon, make sure to raise a glass (of bourbon, of course!) to America’s Official Native Spirit. Sláinte!

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