June 14th is one of the best days of the entire year: it’s National Bourbon Day! Here at Lux Row Distillers, we’re always looking forward to this exciting holiday—and trust us—we know a thing or two about how to celebrate. As you get ready to enjoy a day dedicated to one of life’s true joys, take a look at a few creative ways you can make the most out of National Bourbon Day.
#1 DIY Bourbon Tasting
What’s better than sipping on a glass of your favorite bourbon? Being able to taste multiple bourbons, all while learning about the nuances between them as you go. Conducting an at-home bourbon tasting is the perfect way to discover what makes different varieties of bourbons unique, develop your palate, and even find your new go-to dram.
A great (and cost-effective) way to do this is to invite friends and ask them each to bring a bottle. To make sure you have enough variety, we recommend starting with a selection that looks something like this:
Then comes the fun part—the tasting. You can learn more about how to do a whiskey tasting here, but it all comes down to four basic steps: sniff, chew, sip, and repeat.
#2 Book a Lux Row Distillers Tour
If you want to (literally) learn the ins and outs of how bourbon is made, nothing beats booking a Lux Row Distillers Distillery Tour. Doing so means you’ll get an in-depth look at how we craft your favorite beverage. Our tours include:
Spots for National Bourbon Day fill up quickly, so book your Lux Row Distillers Tour now!
#3 Indulge in a True Treat
If there’s ever a reason to break out the good stuff, it’s National Bourbon Day. This holiday is the perfect occasion to pour yourself a taste of a high-end bourbon that deserves to be celebrated.
Our favorite ‘treat yourself’ bourbons are Blood Oath and Lux Row 12 Year Double Barrel. These artisan bottles aren’t sold everywhere, but we guarantee they’re worth the search. Both varieties are incredible additions to your whiskey collection and provide a truly next-level bourbon experience.
Plus, Father’s Day (which you can turn into a Bourbon Fest for Dad) is right around the corner, so you’ll have plenty of other reasons to reach for the top shelf again soon.
#4 Say Cheers with a Homemade Cocktail
Though we recommend saving some bourbons for sipping on their own, there are plenty of choices out there that work perfectly in cocktails. Whether you want a classic like an Old Fashioned or something lighter for the summer, there are endless options when it comes to creating your own cocktails with all the bourbons from the Lux Row Distillers family.
If you need some inspiration, we’ve rounded up a handy list of cocktails here.
Pro Tip: Going all out on garnishes, nice glassware, and fun beverage napkins can help elevate your creation and make your kitchen feel like the best bar in town.
#5 Geek Out with a Good Book
While the most fun way to learn about bourbon is undoubtedly drinking it, there are a plethora of incredible resources out there that will provide you with a more in-depth education. With information about everything from the distilling process to the historical impact bourbon has had on the world, to bourbon-centric memoirs, there really is a bourbon book for everyone.
We think having a glass of bourbon in hand only makes reading better!
#6 Make Your Own Infinity Bottle
Creating your own infinity bottle is not only a fun activity, but it’s also a chance to create something you’ll cherish long after National Bourbon Day comes to an end. Essentially, an infinity bottle is a bottle of mixed spirits that’s constantly changing and evolving as time goes on. This happens because every time you pour a drink, you replace the missing liquid with more bourbon.
Daviess County Bourbons are ideal for starting your first infinity bottle, and you can find a more detailed guide that outlines the entire process here.
#7 Create a Bourbon-Themed Playlist
If you want a little mood-enhancing music to accompany your Bourbon Day celebration, you won’t have a hard time finding songs to create the perfect playlist. Bourbon plays a central role in love songs, ballads, and breakup tunes alike, so no matter what kind of vibe you’re after, you can find an appropriate bourbon-based soundtrack.
Whether you want to listen to tracks that are fun and upbeat, or something a little smoother, there are plenty of whiskey songs that will satisfy any music lover’s taste. Don’t hesitate to blast your playlist all day long!
Let Lux Row Distillers Help You Celebrate
No matter how you choose to spend the day, don’t forget to do it with your favorite Lux Row Distillers Bourbon. No matter what you’re sipping, you can feel confident that we’re celebrating right there with you! These ideas aren’t limited to June 14th, since any day is a good day to drink bourbon. Just be sure to sign up for a tour and pick up your favorite bottle of Lux Row Distillers Bourbon ahead of time!