Bourbon Heritage Month
blog | 09/20/2022
It’s no surprise that Bourbon Heritage Month is one of our favorite times of the year, and although this year may look a little different from years past, there is nothing stopping us from celebrating all things bourbon.
Bourbon Heritage Month 101
The celebration began in 2007, when the U.S. Senate declared September “National Bourbon Heritage Month.” Introduced by Kentucky Republican Senator Jim Bunning, the bill asks that anyone who appreciates bourbon celebrate that love with responsibility and respect throughout September.
Bill S. RES. 294 solidified the creation, the culture, and the craft of the bourbon industry as a proud chapter in the storybook of American history, and it reinforced a 1964 Act of Congress that declared bourbon “America’s Native Spirit.”
Fast forward to 2022, and we have even more reason to celebrate, as this August we welcomed Abby Martinie, a new mixologist and brand ambassador, to join Brent Elliot on the team. We are so excited to have these two as they continue to play an integral role in the growth and continued acclaim of Four Roses. Brent’s experience with the brand includes everything from applying his chemistry degree in production to formulating Four Roses’ 10 distinct bourbon recipes and hand-selecting barrels for award-winning bottlings. And Abby is now alongside Brent to provide delicious cocktails and a passion for showing others how to get the most out of our Four Roses Bourbon.
Bourbon Heritage Month provides us with a reason to celebrate in September and beyond. Whether you are a bourbon enthusiast or a casual bourbon drinker, National Bourbon Heritage Month can be enjoyed however, whenever, or wherever you want. Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Meet a small group of friends for Four Roses pours or cocktails on an outdoor patio.
- Host a Bourbon tasting for your Bourbon friends. Grab tasting sheets here and here.