I Wish You a Happy Bourbon Independence Day!

Whiskey and celebration colorful fireworks

Today is May 4th. 53 years ago today, Congress passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 19 (S Con Res 19) making bourbon a “distinctive product of the United States.”  On an earlier post, back in March, I made this date aware to all of the Bourboneers out there and provided a few guidelines on how to celebrate. For the purpose of convenience I reiterated them here:

  1. Get a bottle of your favorite bourbon
  2. Pour it in a glass neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail
  3. And now for the best part...Drink it!
  4. Then share the tiding, “I Wish You A Happy Bourbon Independence Day!” with me on Facebook @thebourboneer and everyone you know. Provide a comment or share a picture of your drink or your method of celebration. Let everyone know you are enjoying Bourbon Independence Day and doing so in style.

A copy of the Resolution is below for you reading pleasure.


And here is my picture of my celebratory bourbon this evening. It happens to be two fingers of Michter’s Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon and a solitary ice cube. Pretty good, yet very straightforward as bourbons go. Present are the typical vanilla, caramel, corn and oak flavors that define most bourbons with a slight spice note at the finish. Appropriate for such a bourbon occasion as today.


As The Bourboneer I am asking, rather demanding, you enjoy a bourbon this evening and celebrate the independence of our nation’s distinctive native spirit!

– The Bourboneer


Bourbon enjoyed while writing this article: Michter’s Small Batch KSBW, 45.7% ABV or 91.4 proof (NAS) Michter’s Distillery LLC, Louisville, Ky.

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