Aug. 2, 2007, was a momentous day for bourbon lovers across the country. On that day, the Senate — by a unanimous vote — declared September to be National Bourbon Heritage Month and called for the annual celebration of "America’s Native Spirit."
The only question that remains is how you’ll observe the occasion. Bourbon purists will tell you that adding even a drop of water will ruin the whiskey’s flavor, but that’s just one of the many myths surrounding the spirit. In fact, there are an array of delicious classic and modern cocktails that call for bourbon. (How could you pass up a perfectly made Old Fashioned?)
So this month, enjoy one of these ridiculously good bourbon drinks. It is, after all, your patriotic duty!
The Tender Knob
As far as we’re concerned, this is the perfect seasonal concoction, calling for bourbon, apple cider, and cinnamon. The recipe was dreamed up by top mixologist and Liquor.com advisory board member H. Joseph Ehrmann. It features Knob Creek Bourbon, which was created in 1992 by Jim Beam’s grandson Booker Noe. Click here to view the Tender Knob Recipe.
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