Like baseball, rock ‘n’ roll, and apple pie, bourbon is certainly now among the more quintessentially American traditions. Its arc from humble frontier whiskey to companion piece of U.S. history embraces our self-made ethos and imparts an almost mythical nature to the spirit. The roots of bourbon reach down to the nation’s founding fathers and the American Revolution - impacting the lives of frontiersman, politicians, soldiers, merchants, farmers, and the industries of newly-established territories and cities such as New Orleans. Today, bourbon is seeing an unprecedented amount of global popularity which has spurred innovation and increased the breadth of selection. With consistently high quality at every tier and countless avenues down which to explore, bourbon’s enduring legacy is all but assured.