Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at These Five Miami Restaurants

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Laine Doss
Proud to be an American...
There are so many spirits in the world, most of which bring to mind the country of origin. There's Scotch, which evokes the misty highlands of Scotland. Vodka brings to mind cold, crisp nights in Russia and Sweden, and tequila is reminiscent of sun-drenched Mexican beaches and wind-swept deserts. And then there's bourbon, reminding us of our rich American heritage.

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).

Location Info

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Dutch

2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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@justaddbourbon thx for the Miami love. I put together those flights for michaels genuine in Miami. Headed your way for Bourbon Under Stars

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