Friday, June 14, 2013

We Almost Forgot: It's Bourbon's Birthday

Posted By on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Thanks goes out to Alex Balk of the wonderful website The Awl for mentioning that it's Bourbon Day. According to Wikipedia and seemingly a thousand websites that get their information from Wikipedia, on this date in 1789, Dr. Elijah Craig put his corn-distilled whiskey in charred oak barrels. While the Craig story is generally considered a charming, but utterly false legend, that shouldn't keep us from enjoying a glass a bit later, should it?

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