Sep is Celebrated ad National Bourbon Heritage Month

National Bourbon Heritage Month is an observance in the United States that calls for celebration of bourbon as America’s “Native Spirit”. On August 2, 2007, the US Senate declared September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month.” The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky, passed by unanimous consent. The resolution calls for consumers who enjoy bourbon to do so responsibly and in moderation. The bill reinforces the 1964 Act of Congress that declared bourbon “America’s Native Spirit” by celebrating the family heritage, tradition and deep-rooted legacy that the bourbon industry contributes to the United States. (source: Wikipedia)

How to celebrate

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and no place is more appropriate to celebrate this liquor than in Kentucky, the birthplace of American Bourbon. Kentucky is home to 14 signature distilleries, 13 craft distilleries and 44 Louisville bars and restaurants that pride themselves on both their bourbon expertise and bourbon-centric offerings which include bourbon-infused dishes, craft cocktails and flights. 

Depending on your interests, you can tour (or bike!) the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour or explore the Urban Bourbon Trail, each trail offering a variety of in-depth bourbon experiences featuring both history and insight on America’s only native spirit 

With 95 percent of the world’s bourbon crafted right in Kentucky, it’s a bourbon aficionado’s dream destination. Thanks to the growing bourbon industry there are more opportunities than ever to celebrate the libation. From festivals, distillery tours and tastings to interactive exhibits, classes and a new welcome center, here’s a round-up of the top new events and places to honor National Bourbon Heritage Month in Kentucky.

Kentucky River Tours at Buffalo Trace Distillery 

Looking for a bourbon adventure? Hop on the bourbon industry’s only boat tour which takes a journey down the Kentucky River, a river which had a profound impact on the entire industry. Enjoy sightseeing which includes Steamboat Bend, the Leestown Settlement, animal sightings and more.

-Chelsea Davis