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Join Us in Celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month

If next month’s beer fest can’t come too soon, perhaps Payless Liquors’ Celebration of National Bourbon Heritage Month can ease the wait. Thursday evenings in September, at select Payless Liquors locations, will be dedicated to paying homage to the cultural foundation of bourbon.

By celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month with Payless Liquors throughout the month of September, our customers are assisting us in discovering the smoothest bourbon.

Payless Liquors’ Bourbon Events

To honor this spirit, there will be samplings of special selections of bourbons featuring Bardstown Bourbon Company’s Fusion Series and Discovery Series bourbons. In addition, there will be raffle prizes, catered food pairings, and more surprises. Bourbon fans will also be treated to educational insights surrounding the history of this mysterious spirit.

Seasoned bourbon aficionados and novices alike are invited to join this celebration honoring the history, heritage, and craftsmanship of bourbon. Events include:

  • September 15, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

14580 River Road, Westfield, IN 46033

  • September 22, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

1266 Madison Avenue, Greenwood, IN 46142

  • September 29, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

9520 Uptown Drive, Suite G, Indianapolis, IN 46256

Before you head to the closest Payless Liquors location to sample the newest blend of Bardstown’s finest corn whiskey, brush up on your bourbon trivia below.

An American Native Spirit

In 1964, the U.S. Congress declared bourbon an American native spirit in that it is a unique product of the United States. Thus, federal law defines bourbon as whiskey that contains at least 51% corn and has been matured for a minimum of two years in fresh charred white oak barrels. Thus, all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.

Why Kentucky?

Kentucky is the bourbon capital of the world because Kentucky produces the most and the best bourbon in the world. There are more barrels of bourbon distilling in distilleries across the state of Kentucky than there are people living there. At any given moment, around 7.5 million barrels are aging in charred white oak barrels in Kentucky. Bardstown Bourbon Company, located in Bardstown, Kentucky, produces 110,000 barrels and 7 million proof barrels per year.

Bardstown Bourbon Company

For hundreds of years, the exact process of making bourbon has been a mystery, as it became customary for brewers to guard their recipes and means of production from the public. But Bardstown Bourbon Company is changing things. They are unveiling the secrets behind the beloved spirit. They have gone so far as to build a distillery with all spaces open or housed behind clear glass to remain transparent in their plant and process.

Bardstown Bourbon Company’s sophisticated and scientific distillery is technologically advanced and technically flexible. By inviting their customers into their process and educating them about the intricacies of distilling a smooth and timeless bourbon, they are ensuring the Kentucky bourbon legacy will live on for many more years.

Some may say Bardstown, Kentucky is the home of bourbon whiskey, as they host the Kentucky Bourbon Festival every September. Payless Liquors patrons can experience a taste of that by joining in the Thursday celebrations. Let’s engage, dine, and toast to America’s native spirit together. Come by the store or place your order online today!