September is Bourbon Heritage Month, a designation passed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in 2007 (back when the Senate was capable of doing such a thing).
The point is to celebrate bourbon, the indigenous American spirit that continues to be wildly popular both here and around the world.
Here are 15 bottles you should try to get your hands on and drink right now, from an almost 30-year-old release to an affordable, new blended bourbon.
TARNISHED TRUTH 3 YEAR HIGH RYE BOURBON
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company is a small distillery located in the Historic Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club in Virginia Beach. They’ve released two bourbons sourced from MGP, a nine-year-old single barrel release and a three-year-old high rye bourbon. The distillery, which opened this past March, claims to be the only one operating inside of a U.S. hotel. At the moment, the bourbon can be purchased onsite or at retail outlets through Virginia. $63