Cocktails to Celebrate the End of National Bourbon Heritage Month


September is almost over and, while this month marks the unofficial beginning of fall, it’s also one of the most exciting times for bourbon lovers in America – National Bourbon Heritage Month.

This month-long holiday was declared in 2007 when the United States Senate passed a bill to honor the American-made spirit as well as the family heritage, tradition and legacy that the bourbon industry contributes to the United States.

To celebrate this brown spirit and its heritage, we’ve rounded up a few of the best American whiskeys plus some easy-to-mix cocktail recipes. Offering something for everyone, we thought the below drinks would be great to share with your friends and perfect for raising your glass and toasting to bourbon during the month of September!

If you are looking to celebrate the holiday with more than just a cocktail, you can also visit the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller. The most recent addition to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Stitzel-Weller is a historic site that is home to many of the industry’s iconic brands – and you can learn more about (and taste!) the Bulleit portfolio while you’re there.


The Anytimer


1.3 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

1 oz. Orange juice

1 oz. Lemon juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup

½ oz. Amaretto

Shake ingredients and strain into an ice filled tumbler. Garnish with an orange and cherry.


Old Fashioned

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 5.49.14 PM1.3 oz. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bar Spoon of Brown Sugar
Dash of Orange Bitters
2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters
House-made Cherries
Garnish with Orange Twist


Gramercy Buck
Cocktail created by Amanda Tissue of the Gramercy Park Hotel 

Gramercy Buck

1.3 oz. Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz. Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
Muddled Strawberries

Top off with Ginger Beer

Serve in a highball glass.


Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 21 Year Old

Rhetoric 21-Year-Old Bottle Shot

1.5 oz. Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 21 Year Old

Enjoy neat or on the rocks


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