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National Bourbon Day

June 9, 2021  Kick off the summer by celebrating National Bourbon Day on Monday, June 14, 2021! We’ve rounded up some of our go-to craft cocktails and bottles of locally-made bourbon from Philadelphia restaurants, distilleries, and bottle shops for you to check out. 

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Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop, offers a slew of bourbon-forward bottled cocktails available to be enjoyed to-go in four-packs or al fresco at the verdant cocktail garden. 

Guests can imbibe refreshing tipples like the classic Old Fashioned composed of New Liberty Distillery Kinsey Bourbon, Jack Rudy demerara syrup, and Dashfire J. Thomas decanter bitters.   

Another fan-favorite is the Kentucky Mule crafted with Kinsey Bourbon, Pickett’s medium spice ginger syrup, Bitter Housewife’s lime, and coriander, topped with seltzer. 

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 12 – 6 pm.   

116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 | www.artintheage.com/  

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MilkBoy Philly, the landmark locale of the iconic Philadelphia-born brand located in Center City, is offering $2 off select bourbon to celebrate National Bourbon Day. Imbibers and bourbon lovers looking to sip on a refreshing cocktail for this special occasion need look no further than the signature Pharmacist ($11) crafted with bourbon, pineapple, and honey for a satisfyingly smooth drink.   

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 4 –11 pm, and Friday through Sunday from 11 am – 11 pm.    

1100 Chestnut Street | 215.925.6455 | www.milkboy.tv/  

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New Liberty Distillery, the South Kensington craft distillery and home to award-winning spirit lines such as the revived heritage Kinsey brand, offers two powerhouse bourbons meant to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or expertly mixed in a craft cocktail.  

The Bloody Butcher Bourbon is a flaming blend of corn, barley, rye, then paired nicely with notes of milk chocolate, butter, leather and stone fruit on the palate, finishing with a dash of dry spice.  

Another Philly-favorite is the Kinsey Bourbon – warm and complex on the palate, infused with the notes of honeysuckle, toffee, unripe orange and grass culminating in a sweet spice for a finish.  

 Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 12 – 7pm, and Sunday and Monday from 12 – 5pm.  

1431 Cadwallader St. | (267) 928.4650 | www.newlibertydistillery.com/  

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Did you know Red Owl Tavern the neighborly yet sophisticated tavern adjacent to Independence Mall, offers one of Philadelphia’s most comprehensive selections of brown spirits? This National Bourbon Day, the Old City hot spot will be whipping up bourbon-forward libations such as The Libertea ($15), a perfect sipper to celebrate with. 

Guests can indulge in the cocktail indoors or outdoors, prepared with mint green tea infused Old Forester Bourbon, honey syrup, lemon juice, apricot liqueur, and egg white, garnished with angostura drops, lemon wheel, and a touch of mint sprig.  

Hours of operation are Monday from 8am – 8pm, closed on Tuesday, Wednesday – Thursday from 8am – 9pm, Friday – Saturday from 8am – 10pm, and Sunday from 8am – 3pm. 

433 Chestnut St. | 215.923.2267 |  www.redowltavern.com/ 

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The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square, boasts an exceptional array of bourbon infused tipples for guests to luxuriate in including Cargo Plane ($13) composed of Orange Cardamom Bourbon, Lo-Fi Amaro, and a citrus touch. Guests can indulge in this satisfying drink over an unforgettable evening with friends or family.  

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 4 – 12am, Saturday from 11 – 12am,  and Sunday from 10 – 12am.   

509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 |  www.thetwistedtail.com/ 

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-Rachel Neerenberg