The kiddos are back in school, New York Fashion Week has commenced with fashion editors classily dressed in fall attire to signal the beginning of autumn, butdid you know that the U.S. Senate declared September National Bourbon Heritage back in 2007? That’s right—now you have the perfect excuse to learn about America’s Favorite beverage just as we roll into the fall season when cozy drinks are a must.

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According to the Distilled Spirits Council, Americans interest in premium bourbons has increased by 48%, while super-premium bourbons were up 148%.With so many Americans learning about their love for bourbon, here are a few things to help celebrate the month of September!

BOURBONS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL BOURBON HERITAGE MONTH

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Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon($34.99)

The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. The perfectly balanced taste of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon is comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes. At 90.4% proof, this bourbon is sure to stand out, it’s clean and brilliant amber color draws people to pick up a bottle. Comprised of notes of rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered in cocoa, and faint touches of vanilla and tobacco spice, this bourbon is sure to make anyone into a bourbon fan. For those just getting into bourbon, Woodford Reserve is sure to change people’s minds.

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Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon($54.99)

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked was originally released in 2012 as one of their first permanent expressions to the greater Woodford Reserve portfolio. This ultra-premium spirit is twice barreled in White Oak and matured to perfection in handcrafted barrels created at Woodford Reserve’s own cooperage. The barrels are uniquely toasted and charred to create an expression rich in flavor and color. The second custom barreling process creates heavier notes of honey, cream, and vanilla that are magnified alongside sweet aromatic notes making it the perfect bourbon to cozy up with throughout the winter months.

FALL BOURBON COCKTAILS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL BOURBON HERITAGE MONTH

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Double Oaked Old Fashioned

  • 2 dashes of Chocolate bitters
  • 1 1/2 oz of Woodford Reserve Double Baked
  • 1/2 oz of Demerara sugar
    • Instructions
      • Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange peel after zest.

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Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Maple Bourbon Sour

  • 2oz. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
  • ¾ fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¾ honey syrup
  • 1 egg white
    • Instructions:
      • Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over ice in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a candied ginger or a lemon peel.

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Woodford Reserve Manhattan

  • 2oz. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • 1oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
    • Instructions
      • Combine all ingredients in a mixing class, serve stirred in a Martini Glass with a Maraschino Cherry