June 14, 2021 – National Bourbon Day | National Flag Day

There Are Some Specific Requirements for This Alcohol To Receive Its Unique Label.

Welcome to June 14th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate distinctly American tastes. 

Countries around the world have their own distinct take on alcohol. Russia has vodka. Japan has sake. And here in the United States, we have bourbon. It’s widely believed that whiskey can only be considered bourbon if it comes from Kentucky. That’s not true, but there are some specific legal requirements for every alcohol that wants to be labeled bourbon. First, the grains used to produce it must be at least 51% corn. And it must also be aged in charred oak barrels. The aging process is what gives bourbon its distinctive taste. If you’re an aficionado, you already know this makes all the difference in the world. On National Bourbon Day, enjoy a glass of this distinctly American drink.

It is widely believed that Betsy Ross created the American flag in 1777, although since then, the design of Old Glory has been changed 26 times.  One thing remains the same, however, we Americans love our flag.  It’s even the subject of our National Anthem.  During the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, athletes from around the world pause in front of the host country’s head of State and dip their nation’s flag in tribute.  Only one country does not dip their flag, the United States.  On National Flag Day, unfurl the Stars and Stripes and put your American spirit on display in good old red, white and blue. 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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