Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bulleit's Bourbon, Blood, and the Marijuana Tax Act

Per Wiki:

1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

It seems there are as many stories surrounding the birth of Bourbon as there are different brands of it, which makes it great for sippn' and storytelling!  Much more to come on Bourbon in future posts, but for now...

If you're new to Bourbon, start with any one of several that have been mentioned on the blog in a rocks glass, neat.  Add ice cubes to taste.  If that doesn't work for you, add ginger ale or (see our Jan 27th post) Bacon!

The Historical Inebriant:  Bulleit Bourbon           

As a side note:

The two counties in Kentucky that are famous for their Bourbon production are Fayette and Bourbon.  The former is named for the Marquis de Lafayette, who came to America from France to aid the English colonies in the American Revolutionary War.  The latter is named for the royal House of Bourbon who sat on the French throne at that time.


June 14th is World Blood Donor Day - Every blood donor is a hero

On 23 February 2012, the Republic of Korea being the host of the global event of the World Blood Donor Day 2012, created the largest human blood drop to win Guinness World Record, breaking all previous records.

We can all be heroes, at least for one day

Give Blood!


On this day in 1937, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act. You can read about it here but it's basically a sin tax levied against anyone who bought or sold marijuana. In 1969, parts of the act were ruled unconstitutional (Leary v. United States) since anyone applying for the tax stamp would have to incriminate themselves.

Who comes up with this Sh*t!

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