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Check Six: The historic bond between the military and whiskey

July 10, 2018

From the Military Times website

The United States Army turned a ripe 243 years old today (June 14, 2018),a festive occasion made all the more exceptional because of another special designation occurring on the same day.

No, not Flag Day — National Bourbon Day, one of the many nectars as critical to the military’s sustained success as 5.56 ammunition and marriage annulments.

Not all whiskey, of course, is bourbon, but those variants produced in America happen to be, and since we’ve decided to delve into whiskey’s deep-seated relationship with American patriots, the adjacent existence of dark drink and duty to country must be recognized.

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