Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at These Five Miami Restaurants
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Bourbon is so much a part of Americana that in 1964, Congress declared bourbon "America's National Spirit." Then, in 2007, the U.S. Senate declared September "National Bourbon Heritage Month," and the country rejoiced in the fact that its government can do something right at least once in a while.
This declaration sort of makes drinking bourbon your civic duty. We've come up with five places that take drinking bourbon to the next level. We'll drink to that.
Brother Jimmy's BBQ
Don't let Brother Jimmy's amiable frat-boy persona fool you. Behind that barnyard-turned-sports-bar façade lies the heart of a true bourbon lover. The restaurant carries nearly 20 bourbons, ranging from the classic Old Grand Dad and Wild Turkey to boutique bourbons like Bulleit and Knob Creek "Small Batch." "Bourbon and barbecue go hand in hand, so we made sure we had a good selection," says Brother Jimmy's manager Mikyle Kravitz. Can't decide on a bourbon? Why not start with Kravitz's favorite, Angel's Envy, which is "smooth and easy to sip."
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
It's no secret that Michael Schwartz and Hedy Goldsmith are bourbon fans, and Michael's Genuine Food & Drink is celebrating with a series of specially curated bourbon flights. Newbies can experience a group of favorites with the "Gateway Bourbon" flight (Maker's Mark, Basil Hayden, and Knob Creek). "Wheaters" features three wheat-centric bourbons (Maker's Mark, Old Rip van Winkle, and Old Weller Antique), while "Rye Progression" gives a taste of high-rye-content spirits (Buffalo Trace, Elmer T. Lee, and Redemption High Rye). Finish off with "One in the Chamber," a collection of single-barrel bourbons (Willet Single Barrel, Four Roses Single Barrel, and Blanton's Single Barrel). For $14 per flight, trying new bourbons is affordable (and very patriotic).
1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL