Bourbon drinkers are a defined, eccentric and passionate group of people. I’ve always said you can tell what type of person someone is by what they drink. We are the dreamers, the believers, and the free thinkers. We are also the traditionalists, the trailblazers, and the bold. A person who loves to drink Bourbon is unique, and has no grasp on social norms, classes or status quo. Bourbon drinkers are the people’s people. This is a group who are as fiery as they are loyal and odd as they are special. Falling in love with a Bourbon drinker means to tempt fate, but trust me; everyone should do it at least one time in their life.
Falling in love with a Bourbon drinker, means falling in love with a soul a lot older than any number of years. Just as drinking Bourbon has been a tradition passed down for generations; a Bourbon drinker is equally old fashioned. A bourbon drinker will read you Cecil (preferably Melbourne), Bukowski, Thompson, Faulkner, and Twain. You’ll start to identify with the likes of Bogart, and Errol Flynn. They’ll introduce you to pureness of the crackle of a vinyl, and you’ll share cigarettes and marvel at the wonder of Miles Davis,(Bitches Brew) Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Robert Johnson . The soul of a Bourbon drinker will always wander back in time; they never belong to their era. They’ll be reluctant to give themselves away, but you’ll understand it. Subtle things. A Silver engraved cuff link, a vintage wiggle dress, a stand up record player. They are slaves to the past. A Bourbon drinker always marvels at the simplicity of this world, and how it’s amazing to find beauty in even the most mundane things. That’s why we drink our bourbon neat. No chaser.
Falling in love with a Bourbon drinker means to burn. A Bourbon drinker is passionate. Just as they like the burn and bite in their whiskey, they love to burn in all aspects of life. Intense and all encompassing, a Bourbon drinker will demand all of your time and energy. It’s consuming, all or nothing, no nonsense with a Bourbon drinker. They know what they want, and nothing else will do once they set their sights on something. It’s just our way. Imitation is non-existent to a Bourbon drinker; we always go for the original.
Falling in love with a Bourbon drinker means you’ll learn to savor tradition. The best and most notable Bourbons have been perfected, and distilled for generations, creating their own brand of traditions and celebrations. Bourbon drinkers usually come from a long line of Bourbon drinkers. We are the troubadours, the cowboys, the outlaws. We greet change, but appreciate tradition and uphold it the best we can. We realize and protect the importance of staying true to our roots, but also welcome progress and change. A Bourbon drinker is always looking for ways to better themselves, while keeping the integrity of their heritage and past intact.
Falling in love with a Bourbon drinker means being loyal. You’ll rarely see a Bourbon drinker drinking anything other than Bourbon. Once we’ve made our mind up that something is for us, that’s it.When we’ve found that perfect something, we leave it at that. A Bourbon drinker is fiercely and intensely loyal. Not only to a spouse or significant other, but to family, friends, co workers, and occupations. Loyalty is a trait that also goes hand in hand with being an old soul. It’s rare, and hard to find, but I’ve found that fellow Bourbon drinkers usually possess it.
Falling in love with a Bourbon drinker means you’ve fallen in love with someone who is real. You can be a very rich man and drink bourbon, and you can be a very poor man and drink bourbon. It’s for everyone, and Bourbon drinkers aren’t tied together by how much the brand they are drinking is, but by the fact that what they love is the same. Bourbon drinkers aren’t worried about frills, expectations, or what looks good on paper. We love what we love, and aren’t worried about the rest.
Giving your heart to a Bourbon drinker is something that is both wildly intoxicating and exhilarating at the same time. I can’t pin point why most of the people who enjoy Bourbon share these same qualities. Perhaps because we all share the same love for our heritage, and tradition. Perhaps because Bourbon attracts those who are full of passion and intensity. For whatever reason, I think you’ll discover that loving a Bourbon drinker will leave you with the same feeling equated with simply taking a straight shot; fulfilled, brazen, and ready to take on the world.
“I have never in my life seen a Kentuckian who didn’t have a gun, a pack of cards, and a jug of whiskey.” –Andrew Jackson