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Day of bourbon

It always falls on June 14 every year.

According to legend, this day is an anniversary when in the 17th century this drink was distilled. Bourbon is a type of American whiskey. It is made from at least 51% corn and the rest is rye or wheat. The name is derived from Bourbon County, Kentucky. There, these whiskeys have been produced since the 18th century. Kentucky was the county was known where ripened crops and grains. The ban, which was from 1920 to 1933, made life difficult for American whiskey manufacturers. There were hundreds of distilleries in Kentucky, but today there are only 10 major whiskey manufacturers who produce hundreds of brands. In 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson gave the bourbon a presidential stamp when he signed the Act of Congress, which marked Bourbon as the official spirit of America.

According to one of the legends, it was Elijah Craig, a Baptist priest who produced not very good corn whiskey. One day he had the corn whiskey matured in oak barrels with a burned-out interior. This gave her amber taste, smelled beautiful and tasted great. The distillery that bears his name still works today.

Legally produced bourbon is only if 51% of corn is stored in new (unripe) charred oak barrels.

You can use #NationalBourbonDay or social media.

The best day to celebrate today is with a glass of bourbon. Cheers!