American Bourbon Scotch World By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / September 12, 2014 Did you know we are currently in the middle of National Bourbon Heritage Month? It is a big deal down in Kentucky, obviously, and its birth as an observance period in the U.S. was crafted by a Kentucky senator back in August 2007. The upcoming Kentucky Bourbon Festival celebrates this, and if you can’t make it this year, at least raise a glass of your favorite bourbon in toast of “America’s Native Spirit.” Ever wonder what a $40,000+ bottle of rare whisky tastes like? Now you know. Not impressed with the $40,000+ offering? How about one that rings in at $200,000? Scotch and chocolate apparently go together oh so well. If you hadn’t heard already, Scotland is voting on independence next week. A lot of Scotch makers aren’t thrilled about it though. Not all think Scottish independence as relates to whisky is a bad thing. The North Koreans, for example, are one. Is whiskey for collecting or drinking? Depends upon whom you ask. Japanese whisky is getting its moment in the sun as more drinkers discover the secrets of this island nation’s spirits. Meanwhile, in the U.S., you can enjoy fine whiskies while exploring Virginia’s wine country, New York’s Finger Lakes region and parts of Arizona. Angel’s Envy bourbon, a personal favorite of this author, is getting down to setting up shop in Kentucky with new warehouses and an urban distillery. image via Shannon Tompkins/Flickr Get Woodford Reserve® Double Oaked Bourbon at ReserveBar. Shop now!