Seersucker suits, sweet tea, courtly manners, crushing humidity, and bourbon: these are the things of which the American South's reputation are made. But how did it get that way? There's a story behind every tradition. Our current auction of Fine Wine & Rare Spirits
includes some of the most iconic names in bourbon, and some unusual and hard-to-find bottles from those names. A gallon of Old Grandad with ornate pouring stand, anyone? One can hardly suppress a "Bless your heart." And so, with visions of juleps, porches, and moss-laden oaks in our minds, we went to the heart of the lore, to find out the who-what-why of bourbon. Below, five facts you never knew about the brown liquor of the South.