|Trademark Tavern Bourbon|
Photo By: Cindy Kurman
For a deeper look into this unique holiday, Trademark Tavern also shares the rich history of the spirit. More than 200 years ago in Kentucky, immigrant farmers planted what turned out to be a highly successful corn crop. Soon after, many corn whiskey distilleries were built in the area. Historians aren’t certain who had the first idea to age whiskey into bourbon. It may have been a gentleman named Elijah Craig in 1789. Or bourbon may have a more organic beginning, by evolving with those who had a hand in making it. Whichever may be true, it is not disputed that the time honored liquor is now referred to as the True American Spirit.