September Named “National Bourbon Heritage Month” by U.S. Senate

September has been unanimously declared “National Bourbon Heritage Month” by the United States Senate.

Bourbon is a beverage that is distilled from a mash of at least 51% corn and aged in new charred oak barrels. It is believed to have been first produced by Reverend Elijah Craig in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

As the country’s only indigenous distilled spirit, Bourbon was named “America’s National Spirit” by the U.S. Congress in 1964.

Bourbon facts:



  • U.S. Senate Declares September “National Bourbon Heritage Month. Beam press release, August 6, 2007; History of Bourbon (
  • Favorite Alcoholic Beverages: Presidents to Paupers ( ;
  • Alcoholic Beverage Nutritional Labeling(

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