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September – National Bourbon Month

Deeper South,The Wonder — d-ashes on August 6, 2007 at 10:00 am

Well, let’s face it folks, no matter which side of the aisle you’re on politically, there hasn’t been much to smile about when it comes to Congress’ work this summer. One side postures, the other side complains, and you know that if the roles were reversed, it’d be the same old thing.

Apparently, though, there is one thing that the entire US Congress can unanimously agree upon, and that’s to officially vote September in as “National Bourbon Heritage Month.” If there’s one thing this nation can come to a consensus on, apparently, it’s an appreciation for booze. And you have to admire their choosing a month that corresponds to the beginning of college football season. Maybe there’s hope for us yet.

The Clarkitect and I have been plotting an evening to make home-made Rory Calhouns (this is just bourbon and ginger ale, but this drink doesn’t get its due so I’ve bestowed a more regal name upon it, borrowing Mr. Burn’s description of a particular dalmatian puppy from this Simpson’s episode) and while I’d originally opted for a Friday night in August, I think this one might have to wait for September now. This will allow me to properly finish out what I’ve come to refer to as “My Gin-Soaked Summer” (look for a reflection on this theme right here in the coming weeks).

So get out there, show some patriotism, and get ready to drink like the state of our country depends on it. Because in these trying times, it very well just might.

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