National Bourbon Day is finally upon us, much to the delight of whiskey-sipping Americans across the country. In fact, the U.S. values bourbon so highly that Congress actually passed a resolution in 1964 deeming the spirit truly American.
On May 4, 1964, a congressional resolution declared bourbon as America’s native spirit. As the statute states, “‘Bourbon whiskey’ is a distinctive product of the United States and is unlike other types of alcoholic beverages, whether foreign or domestic.”
In celebration of this spirit, we’ve gathered five great recipes for the bourbon-lover to indulge in on National Bourbon Day. From the Bourbon Ball Julep to the Blackberry Bourbon Smash, there’s a cocktail here for everyone to enjoy.