Jim Beam Stillhouse

Jim Beam Day…Are you ready for some bourbon!!!

What better way to kick off the fall season than a trip along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail during National Bourbon Heritage Month in September.

National Bourbon Heritage month was first established in 2007 to celebrate Kentucky as the birthplace of bourbon, which was declared in 1964 by an Act of Congress as “America’s Native Spirit”.   Bourbon was first produced by settlers in early Bourbon County, Kentucky (hence its name) who brought their whiskey distilling knowledge and the practice of aging whiskey and charring the barrels for better flavor from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France and other European countries. The combination of highly successful corn crops and the presence of limestone deposits that made for clean, pure water produced the sweet spirit unique to America.

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Kentucky Bourbon Festival Hotels

To celebrate America's Native Spirit and National Bourbon Heritage Month, don’t miss the Kentucky Bourbon Festival September 18-22. The festival, not far from Bullitt County, is dedicated to celebrating the history and art of distilling bourbon whiskey. This is one of the most favorite festivals in Kentucky.

Bourbon and Beyond

Bourbon & Beyond...Are you having fun yet?

A great way to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month is along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail in September.

Hang on and head out to Louisville for Bourbon and Beyond, a three-day festival September 20 – 22 featuring headliners such as Foo Fighters, Robert Plant, Hall and Oates, ZZ Top and Zak Brown Band…and many, many more fabulous acts.

National Bourbon Day, June 14th

In 1964, Congress designated bourbon as “The Official Spirit of America”. On June 14th, we celebrate the drink that has made Kentucky famous. Fun fact: 95% of the world’s Bourbon is produced in Kentucky.

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