Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 3 Things You Didn't Know About Bourbon

February 3, 2017


So, you think you're a bourbon connoisseur, huh? Maybe you are. But did you know these three facts about the booze prominently featured at Bourbon & Bacon Fest Seattle on March 11th?


1. Our beloved bourbon is our ONLY native spirit. The United States Congress declared back in 1964 that bourbon was a distinctive product of the U.S., and that no whiskey make outside of the United States could be labeled bourbon or sold as bourbon within the country. 

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2. As you know, bourbon is stored in barrels. There are roughly 4.7 million barrels of bourbon being stored in Kentucky at the moment. Since Kentucky is home to 4.3 millions Kentuckians, that means there are more barrels of bourbon in the state than there are residents! 

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3. A man by the name of Elijah Craig is considered to be the inventor bourbon, dating way back to the late 1700s. What makes the story extra unique? Mr. Craig served as a Baptist preacher. Pretty bold for the time. You may have seen his name on a bottle before, as Heaven Hill Distillery pays homage to his legacy.


To learn even MORE about bourbon, and to get up close and personal with distilleries both large and small from around the country, join KISW at Bourbon & Bacon Fest Seattle! Two sessions to choose from, and multiple ticket options make this event PERFECT for anyone over 21! And even if you're not into bourbon, there will be other wine, spirits and beer to enjoy. Plus... BACON.


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly



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