Welcome to the most amazing month of the year – National Bourbon Heritage Month.
I know many folks think that Bourbon Heritage Month is one of those made-up holidays like National French Fry Day or International Hula Hoop Day but it’s not. Per Wikipedia, which is never wrong ;)…
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 2007 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.
Do you see? It’s a bonafide month-long celebration of bourbon. I honestly can’t think of a better holiday.
Seeing that Bourbon Heritage Month is our favorite holiday we’ve decided that we need to host a month-long party featuring lots of great blog posts, cool contests and great giveaways. Supported by recently expanded Bourbon & Banter team and leading industry bourbon brands and partners, we’re ready to turn the Bourbon Evangelizer up to 11 and spread the bourbon gospel far and wide.
We’re not going to tell you all the great stuff we have in store but here’s a quick teaser:
- Bourbon Swag Gift Paks featuring items like glasses, hats, shirts, and more from your favorite bourbon brands.
- Bourbon Trail Tours – Yep, you could win 1 of 4 free bourbon tours from our friends at Mint Julep Tours.
- Food – What goes great with bourbon? Food. And nothing is better than food made with bourbon.
- Art – Screw Monet and Picasso. Bourbon artwork is where the cool folks invest their money these days.
September is going to be crammed with some really great stuff so we’re going to use all of our online channels to runs contests and giveaways. Make sure that you’re following us on all of our social media channels so you don’t miss a chance to win something really cool. Click on any of the images below to connect with us online and make sure you’ll always be in the loop on what we’ve got going on in September.
We’re kicking things off tomorrow with the announcement of our month-long sweepstakes. Make sure to check back in and get all of the details.