Back in August 2007, the U.S. government thought we should all celebrate. The senate designates September 2007 as “National Bourbon Heritage Month. It is recognized as “America’s Native Spirit” and reinforces its heritage and tradition and its place in the history of the United States.
Whether you are a Bourbon enthusiast or a casual Bourbon drinker, National Bourbon Heritage Month can be enjoyed.
1. Scotch and Bourbon
Both have strong, charred taste develop these traits through different means. Bourbon draws its oaky, vanilla-like flavors from the charred surface of the barrels in which it ages. Scotch's smoke comes largely from peat burned in the barley malting process.
2. Bourbon and Whiskey
Bourbon distinct from other whiskey’s is the way it is manufactured and aged. All whiskey is spirit made from fermented grain and then aged in barrels. But the kind of grain and the kind of barrels determines the variety of whiskey. At least 51 percent corn goes in bourbon giving the distinctive sweet flavor.
3. Most famous Bourbon drink : Lion’s Tail
1930’s drink which was surprisingly forgotten but thankfully resurfaced again. It depends heavily on allspice dram and Angostura bitters keeping the flavour of bourbon intact, the lime adds a citrusy taste and the simple syrup balanced out the whole drink. This is one lion’s tail you shouldn’t be afraid to be nearby.
2 ounces (60ml) bourbon
1/2 ounce (15ml) allspice dram
1/2 ounce (15ml) lime juice, freshly squeezed 1 teaspoon simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Add the bourbon, allspice dram, lime juice, simple syrup and bitters into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass.
Lightly express the oil from an orange twist over the top of the drink, and discard the twist.
Garnish: Twist of orange peel