National Bourbon Day

National Bourbon Day Quick Facts

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2023 DateJune 14, 2023
2024 DateJune 14, 2024
National Bourbon Day

National Bourbon Day History

National Bourbon Day celebrates all whiskeys produced within the borders of the United States. Bourbon has unique ingredients as corn, grains, malted barely, and rye or wheats. A bourbon must be aged at least two years using a new, charred oak barrel. some types can be aged over four years or even longer. Bourbons contain 40 to 50 percent of alcohol by volume. This day is observed annually on June 14th.

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National Bourbon Day Facts

  • For a whiskey to classify as bourbon it must be made in the U.S. The mix of grains used to distill bourbon must be within the range of 51-79% Indian corn. Most recipes use about 70% corn, hence the nickname corn whiskey.
  • According to nationalbourbonday, US President Lyndon B. Johnson gave bourbon his presidential stamp in 1964. He signed an Act of Congress that designated bourbon as The Official Spirit of America.
  • Most distillers make their bourbon between 80 and 100 proof which means it contains 40-50% alcohol by volume.

National Bourbon Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit your local bar and order some bourbon. They may be hosting trivia or other events to celebrate the day.
  • Check out a collection of new bourbons.
  • Host a poker night and have everyone bring their favorite bourbon drinks.

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